Hard Times - For These Times is the tenth novel by Charles DickensPublished in 1854, the story describes class conflict in Victorian England and serves as a powerful critique of the social injustices that plagued the Industrial Revolution.Charles Dickens (1812 - 9 June 1870) is arguably the greatest novelist England ever produced. His innate comic genius and shrewd depictions of Victorian life - along with his memorable characters - have made him beloved by readers the world over. Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.
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Fact vs Compassion: A Short Dickens Novel
Yes. It has interesting caricatures of hypocrites. This is a great way to start with Dickens.
The factory imagery. The love story.
It's hard for me to pick up on accents.
The "s" sounds are shrill.
I can't speed it up.
No it stands alone. This is a book about idea, not just plot.
If you want to try a Dickens, this (and A Christmas Carol) are a great place to start. He is about social reform and commentary. His views are relevant today. The story is also filled with plot and a love story.