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DICKENS, C.: Hard Times (Unabridged)

Hard Times is Dickens’s most political novel. Set in the industrial north of England, in the fictional 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 educated thus, and as a result are dysfunctional and disconnected from their feelings. Only Sleary’s travelling circus company 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.



Disc 1

  Hard Times (Unabridged)
1.   Book 1: Sowing Chapter 1: The One Thing Needful 00:02:23
2.   Chapter 2: Murdering The Innocents 00:06:31
3.   'Very well,' said this gentleman… 00:06:18
4.   Chapter 3: A Loophole 00:06:24
5.   Thomas Gradgrind took no heed… 00:04:44
6.   Chapter 4: Mr. Bounderby 00:09:19
7.   'Bounderby,' said Mr. Gradgrind… 00:06:32
8.   Chapter 5: The Keynote 00:08:13
9.   'Why are you tearing about the streets…' 00:04:32
10.   Chapter 6: Sleary’s Horsemanship 00:04:38
11.   'By your leaves, gentleman!'… 00:06:27
12.   'Pray', said Mr. Gradgrind… 00:05:51
13.   'Squire!' said Mr. Sleary… 00:06:42


Disc 2

  Hard Times (Unabridged)
1.   'Be sure you know your own mind, Jupe,'… 00:05:35
2.   Chapter 7: Mrs. Sparsit 00:07:17
3.   'I'm not going to take him at once…' 00:07:54
4.   Chapter 8: Never Wonder 00:06:13
5.   'It's a great pity…' 00:06:35
6.   Chapter 9: Sissy's Progress 00:08:13
7.   'Did your father love her' 00:09:04
8.   Chapter 10: Stephen Blackpool 00:07:17
9.   'Always a muddle'… 00:05:41
10.   Chapter 11: No Way Out 00:08:41
11.   In the strength of his misfortune… 00:04:59


Disc 3

  Hard Times (Unabridged)
1.   Stephen, subsiding into his quiet manner… 00:03:33
2.   Chapter 12: The Old Woman 00:07:53
3.   She was gone by and by… 00:03:41
4.   Chapter 13: Rachael 00:09:18
5.   Out of what mystery he came back… 00:08:47
6.   Chapter 14: The Great Manufacturer 00:06:08
7.   All this while, Louisa… 00:05:05
8.   Chapter 15: Father And Daughter 00:10:46
9.   Removing her eyes from him… 00:09:10
10.   Chapter 16: Husband and Wife 00:12:59


Disc 4

  Hard Times (Unabridged)
1.   Book 2: Reaping Chapter 1: Effects In The Bank 00:05:02
2.   Mrs. Sparsit sat in her afternoon apartment… 00:06:38
3.   'Has it been a busy day, Bitzer'… 00:09:04
4.   Here the visitor all unconscious… 00:05:27
5.   The inattention and indolence of his manner… 00:05:43
6.   Chapter 2: Mr. James Harthouse 00:07:57
7.   They went out without further discourse… 00:06:20
8.   'You are a singular politician…' 00:04:51
9.   Chapter 3: The Whelp 00:04:03
10.   'That's the past tense, Tom,'… 00:06:56
11.   Chapter 4: Men And Brothers 00:05:52
12.   The assembly was divided at this point. 00:04:48
13.   'My brothers,' said Stephen… 00:05:22


Disc 5

  Hard Times (Unabridged)
1.   Thus easily did Stephen Blackpool fall… 00:03:19
2.   Chapter 5: Men And Masters 00:07:20
3.   Stephen bent his head to the gentleman… 00:07:40
4.   Chapter 6: Fading Away 00:08:03
5.   Age, especially when it strives… 00:06:53
6.   'I have come to speak to you…' 00:06:10
7.   Stephen followed him out… 00:05:00
8.   It was but a hurried parting… 00:05:36
9.   Chapter 7: Gunpowder 00:07:56
10.   It was among the leafy shadows… 00:06:07
11.   'Mrs Bounderby,' said Harthouse… 00:08:34
12.   They walked on to the house… 00:07:20


Disc 6

  Hard Times (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 8: Explosion 00:06:37
2.   Bitzer knuckled his forehead again. 00:07:48
3.   It soon appeared that if Mrs. Sparsit… 00:06:33
4.   Long after Louisa had undressed… 00:06:44
5.   Chapter 9: Hearing The Last Of It 00:05:17
6.   This again made the excellent woman vastly sentimental. 00:07:18
7.   She went with a heavy, hardened kind of sorrow… 00:06:23
8.   Chapter 10: Mrs. Sparsit's Staircase 00:04:49
9.   The same evening, Mrs. Sparsit… 00:04:53
10.   Chapter 11: Lower and Lower 00:06:23
11.   Next day, Saturday, Mrs. Sparsit sat… 00:08:15
12.   Mrs. Sparsit saw her out of the wood… 00:04:25


Disc 7

  Hard Times (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 12: Down 00:04:24
2.   He moved, to support her with his arm. 00:05:03
3.   Book 3: Garnering Chapter 1: Another Thing Needful 00:05:10
4.   'My dear, I have remained all night at my table…' 00:09:32
5.   Chapter 2: Very Ridiculous 00:04:46
6.   It was impossible, even before dinner… 00:06:07
7.   'Well! If it should unhappily appear…' 00:04:26
8.   If she had asserted any influence… 00:05:54
9.   Chapter 3: Very Decided 00:04:49
10.   'Well, ma'am,' said Bounderby… 00:04:56
11.   The blusterous Bounderby crimsoned… 00:07:50
12.   Chapter 4: Lost 00:06:32
13.   'Who is it', asked Louisa. 00:08:40


Disc 8

  Hard Times (Unabridged)
1.   Since his sheet - anchor had come home… 00:04:56
2.   Chapter 5: Found 00:06:55
3.   The spectacle of a matron… 00:08:26
4.   'I don't exactly know,'… 00:03:59
5.   Chapter 6: The Starlight 00:05:36
6.   The wide prospect, so beautiful… 00:08:03
7.   When all was ready… 00:08:27
8.   Chapter 7: Whelp - Hunting 00:07:51
9.   The first thing they saw… 00:09:08


Disc 9

  Hard Times (Unabridged)
1.   Mr. Gradgrind arrived within an hour… 00:07:45
2.   Chapter 8: Philosophical 00:08:10
3.   The other three sat up at the inn all night… 00:06:38
4.   Chapter 9: Final 00:07:24
5.   Here was Mr. Gradgrind on the same day… 00:05:13

Total Playing Time: 10:43:29






Author(s):
Dickens, Charles

Reader(s):
Lesser, Anton

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NA0023

Barcode: 9781843794431

Physical Release: 2011

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