Hard Times

» Charles Dickens

Introduction by - Kate Flint

Read by - Michael Pennington

Penguin Audio : Audio Classic
Digital Audiobook : 02 Feb 2012

Hard Times - Charles Dickens

Synopsis

Charles Dickens: Hard Times (Audiobook Extract) read by Michael Pennington by Penguin Books UK


The abridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Charle Dickens's Hard Time, a stark exposé of capitalist exploitation during the industrial revolution. Read by Michael Pennington.

Coketown is dominated by the figure of Mr Thomas Gradgrind, school headmaster and model of Utilitarian success. Feeding both his pupils and family with facts, he bans fancy and wonder from any young minds. As a consequence his obedient daughter Louisa marries the loveless businessman and 'bully of humanity' Mr Bounderby, and his son Tom rebels to become embroiled in gambling and robbery. And, as their fortunes cross with those of free-spirited circus girl Sissy Jupe and victimized weaver Stephen Blackpool, Gradgrind is eventually forced to recognize the value of the human heart in an age of materialism and machinery.

Product details

Format : Digital Audiobook
ISBN: 9780141391724
Published : 02 Feb 2012
Publisher : Penguin Audio
Duration : 172 minutes

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Hard Times

» Charles Dickens

Introduction by - Kate Flint

Read by - Michael Pennington


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