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Hard times

Author: Charles Dickens; Harriet Walter
Publisher: [London] : CSA Word, [2008]
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : MP3 : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Now what I want is facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but facts. Facts alone are wanted in life" So says Thomas Gradgrind in Dickens' immortal story set in the North of England in the 19th century. Gradgrind, a local industrialist, gave this advice to his children set against a backdrop of huge wealth and even huger poverty where the rich marry for money and the poor cannot afford to divorce. The greed leads  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2007272117
(OCoLC)85851648
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience, Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Dickens; Harriet Walter
OCLC Number: 456290925
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Abridged.
Duration: 3:07:20.
Performer(s): Read by Harriet Walter.
Target Audience: Grades 6-12.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 44869 KB; MP3 file size: 87831 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Responsibility: Charles Dickens.

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"Now what I want is facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but facts. Facts alone are wanted in life" So says Thomas Gradgrind in Dickens' immortal story set in the North of England in the 19th century. Gradgrind, a local industrialist, gave this advice to his children set against a backdrop of huge wealth and even huger poverty where the rich marry for money and the poor cannot afford to divorce. The greed leads to gambling and the rich rule the poor who suffer.

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