Hard TimesDownloadable Audiobook - 2011
Classic 1845 novel offers a powerful indictment of the dehumanizing effects of mid-19th-century industrialization. Thomas Gradgrind raises his children, Tom and Louisa, in a sterile atmosphere of strict practicality. With no guiding principles, the young Gradgrinds sink into lives of desperation and despair, played out against the grim backdrop of Coketown, a wretched industrial community.
Publisher: [North Kingstown, R.I.] : BBC Audiobooks America, 2011.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file (9 hr., 19 min.))