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Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories written by Oscar Wilde performed by Derek Jacobi on CD (Unabridged)

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories written by Oscar Wilde performed by Derek Jacobi on CD (Unabridged)£19.99

A Genius Performance by Derek Jacobi! Lord Arthur Savile is engaged to the lovely Sybil Merton, but a chiromantist reads Arthur Savile's palm and tells him that, in future, he will commit a murder. Lord Arthur wants to marry, but he decides to commit the murder before marrying....

so that his wife may not be caused to blush for his wrongdoing.

Hard Times written by Charles Dickens performed by Martin Jarvis on CD (Unabridged)

Hard Times written by Charles Dickens performed by Martin Jarvis on CD (Unabridged)
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ISBN:  9781609984786
Genre - Main:  Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Classic English
Duration:  640 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  Charles Dickens
Narrator 1:  Martin Jarvis
Rarity:  Rare

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Originally written for Dickens' weekly magazine, Household Words, this short novel follows the fate of Sissy Jupe, a warm-hearted circus child, and the family that adopts her. Deserted by her ailing father, Sissy is taken into the cold household of the Gradgrind family, which operates a school. The "eminently...

practical" Thomas Gradgrind believes only in facts and figures and has raised his children accordingly, thoroughly suppressing the imaginative side of their nature.

They grow up in ignorance of love and affection, of beauty and culture, or of empathy for others, and the consequences are devastating.

Only after numerous crises does Thomas realize that his principles have corrupted their lives.

Dickens' satirical exposé of the Industrial Revolution condemns the utilitarianism that exploited the bodies, minds, and souls of the vulnerable labor class.

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