Hard Times

Hard Times

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By (author) Charles Dickens, Read by Anton Lesser

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  • Publisher: NAXOS AUDIOBOOKS
  • Format: CD-Audio | 9 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 145mm x 51mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Welwyn
  • ISBN 10: 1843794438
  • ISBN 13: 9781843794431
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 1,845,840

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'NOW, what I want is, Facts.' One of Dickens's most famous opening lines sets the scene for this powerful novel which questions the harsh, rational attitudes predominating in a world of fierce industrial growth. Dickens vividly presents industrial Coketown - a quintessential northern English mill town in the 19th century - and the overbearing figure of Mr Thomas Gradgrind with his utilitarianist philosophy; and contrasts it with the right of every person to enjoy life regardless of social class. Particularly praised by renowned English critic John Ruskin (1819-1900), this moral fable is arguably Dickens's most significant work.

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