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DICKENS, C.: Hard Times (Abridged)

    

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DICKENS, C.: Hard Times (Abridged)

In this, Dickens’ most openly political novel, we discover the terrible human consequences of a ruthlessly materialistic philosophy in the lives of Thomas Gradgrind’s family, brought up to believe that only ‘Facts! Facts! Facts!’ have any meaning. Set in Coketown, a typical Lancashire milltown, the novel graphically exposes the truth about Victorian ‘progress’.



Disc 1

  Book the First - Sowing
1.   The One Thing Needful 00:01:45
2.   Murdering The Innocents 00:04:42
3.   Sowing: A Loophole 00:05:34
4.   Mr Bounderby 00:07:08
5.   The Key - Note 00:04:04
6.   Sleary's Horsemanship 00:10:52
7.   Mrs. Sparsit 00:06:46
8.   Stephen Blackpool 00:07:32
9.   No Way Out 00:06:17
10.   The Old Woman 00:03:48
11.   Rachael 00:05:52
12.   The Great Manufacturer 00:04:29
13.   Father And Daughter 00:06:26
14.   Husband And Wife 00:04:18


Disc 2

  Book the Second - Reaping
1.   Effects in the Bank 00:08:25
2.   Mr James Harthouse 00:08:31
3.   The Whelp 00:03:18
4.   Men and Brothers 00:06:56
5.   Men and Masters 00:05:43
6.   Fading Away 00:14:18
7.   Gunpowder 00:09:54
8.   Explosion 00:11:02
9.   Hearing the Last of It 00:07:31
10.   Mrs Sparsit's Staircase 00:03:55


Disc 3

  Book the Second - Reaping
1.   Lower And Lower 00:08:05
2.   Down 00:05:07
  Book the Third - Garnering
3.   Another Thing Needful 00:05:38
4.   Very Ridiculous 00:07:35
5.   Very Decided 00:07:25
6.   Lost 00:06:45
7.   Found 00:08:44
8.   The Starlight 00:08:37
9.   Whelp - Hunting 00:09:44
10.   Philosophical 00:03:16
11.   Final 00:06:57

Total Playing Time: 03:56:59






Author(s):
Dickens, Charles

Reader(s):
Lesser, Anton

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NA311012

Barcode: 0730099011020

Physical Release: 01/1997

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