Hard TimesAudiobook CD - 2008
Thomas Gradgrind is an eminently practical man who believes in facts and statistics and has brought up his two children, Louisa and Tom, accordingly, thoroughly suppressing the imaginative sides of their nature. They are raised in ignorance of love and affection, and the consequences are devastating. No other work of Dickens presents so harsh an indictment against the attitude of life he associated with Utilitarianism. With savage bitterness Dickens exposes the devilish industries and institutions that exploited the bodies and minds of the vulnerable labor class.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Audio, 
Characteristics: 9 audio discs (10.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.