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Hard Times

Charles Dickens

Whimsy, imagination, and sentiment have been banned in the Gradgrinds’ upper-class household, but in Coketown, whose working class inhabitants fight for their very survival, the ban becomes a merciless creed. There, all that matters are the grinding wheels of production. Hard Times reflects a harsh world of grueling labor and pitiless relationships. But it is also a story of hope, of something elemental in the human spirit that rises above its bleak surroundings.

Whimsy, imagination, and sentiment have been banned in the Gradgrinds’ upper-class household, but in Coketown, whose working class inhabitants fight for their very survival, the ban becomes a merciless creed. There, all that matters are the grinding wheels of production. Hard Times reflects a harsh world of grueling labor and pitiless relationships. But it is also a story of hope, of something elemental in the human spirit that rises above its bleak surroundings.
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Genres:

Classics

Description:

Whimsy, imagination, and sentiment have been banned in the Gradgrinds’ upper-class household, but in Coketown, whose working class inhabitants fight for their very survival, the ban becomes a merciless creed. There, all that matters are the grinding wheels of production. Hard Times reflects a harsh world of grueling labor and pitiless relationships. But it is also a story of hope, of something elemental in the human spirit that rises above its bleak surroundings.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Patrick Tull

Length:

13h 13m


Chapters

Free Sample

02:45

Introduction
Introduction

01:16


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

02:45


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

16:19


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

13:50


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

19:14


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

16:20


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

34:08


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

17:21


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

16:07


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

21:20


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

15:33


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

20:19


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

14:18


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

23:30


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

14:15


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

22:35


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

15:50


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

37:26


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

22:24


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

13:58


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

22:58


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

18:10


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

32:56


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

36:16


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

35:10


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

24:24


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

12:26


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

25:29


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

13:57


Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 3, Chapter 1

19:29


Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 3, Chapter 2

26:36


Part 3, Chapter 3
Part 3, Chapter 3

23:30


Part 3, Chapter 4
Part 3, Chapter 4

25:30


Part 3, Chapter 5
Part 3, Chapter 5

23:04


Part 3, Chapter 6
Part 3, Chapter 6

29:43


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

28:59


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

17:36


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

17:09


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

01:20