In this, Dickens' most openly political novel, we discover the terrible human consequences of a ruthlessly materialistic philosophy in the lives of Thomas Gradgrind's family, brought up to believe that only "Facts! Facts! Facts!" have any meaning. Set in Coketown, a typical Lancashire milltown, the novel graphically exposesd the truth about Victorian "progress".
Public Domain (P)1997 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd.
The various character voices are fantastically distinctn Anton lesser seemlessly transforms his voice from character to character in a way that seems effortless. I shouldn't have to tell you that the story is, of course, a treasure and a pleasure - as Dickens always is.
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