Hard Times, Charles Dickens
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Hard Times

Author: Charles Dickens

Narrator: Anton Lesser

Unabridged: 10 hr 41 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Naxos

Published: 10/31/2011

Genre: Fiction - Classics

Synopsis

Hard Times is Dickens’s most political novel. Set in the industrial north of England, in Coketown, he examines the lives of working people, who are taught by the capitalists Gradgrind and Bounderby to think only of the facts of life and not to indulge in imagination. Gradgrind’s own children have been so educated and as a result are dysfunctional and disconnected from their feelings. Only the travelling circus company of Sleary seems to offer any hope of humanity in Coketown. Hard Times is a deeply moving story written in anger to strike a blow for the victims of the dehumanising processes of industry.

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