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    Hard Times (CD-Audio) By (author) Charles Dickens, Read by Harriet Walter

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    DescriptionSet in the north of England during the 19th century, "Hard Times" is the story of Thomas Gradgrind, a schoolmaster, who has strong and overbearing views on how his children, Louisa and Tom, should behave in order to become 'models in society'. As the children get older their father's teachings start to impact significantly on their lives, Grandgrind starts to question his own resolve and begins to wonder whether he has been misguided and blind to their needs Set against a background of wealth and poverty where the rich rule and the poor are left to suffer, "Hard Times" is more than a vehicle highlighting social injustice, it is also full of drama, romance, comedy, pathos and a tantalisingly elusive, but none-the-less compelling, sliver of 'hope'. Read by the accomplished actress and narrator Dame Harriet Walter.

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    Hard Times
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles Dickens, Read by Harriet Walter
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 3
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 150 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 128 g
    ISBN 13: 9781906147228
    ISBN 10: 1906147221

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC21: 823
    BIC E4L: CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Thema V1.0: FBC
    Edition statement
    Abridged edition
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    CSA Word
    Publication date
    18 June 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Charles Dickens (1812-70) was one of the leading novelists in the Victoria era, and in the entire history of English literature. He is famed for his humorous characters and dark, urban, social detail.