Hard Times - For These Times is the tenth novel by Charles Dickens
Published 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.
Another Dickens masterpiece wonderfully narrated in dramatic style; full of pathos and injustice, but with a wealth of humour. Well worth adding to your library
I read this book at college in the 80s, thats the 1980s. The imagery painted a dark and drear picture of the period, thats the 1880s. To me, the reader, it took me into the centre of Victorian England. The characters were clearly defined in their personalities by Dickens ability to have you see them as if in your presence.Of course, its been 25 years since l read it and l've virtually forgotten it now. Though not the memory of the love of the book. I have purchased this to rediscover the story and remember the whole reason why it never left my mind.
The narrator brought to life all the characters so that the story was easy to follow. The language of Dickens was exquisite and as a first time listner to him it has encouraged me to read more - especially by this narrator.