The Life and Adventures of Michael Armstrong, the Factory Boy


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(4.8 stars; 4 reviews)

The industrial revolution led to the rise of manufacture and, thus, the cotton mill factories. This important novel tells about the plight of Michael Armstrong, one of the boys who is forced to work there. The aim of the novel was to expose the public to the conditions of thousands of "infant labourers" around the northern mill towns. The novel drew much criticism, of course. Yet, nonetheless, it is a forgotten masterpiece, perfect for fans of Oliver Twist and North and South. It is a brave novel, full of truth and honesty, yet probably not for the faint of heart. - Summary by Stav Nisser. (18 hr 55 min)

Chapters

Preface 3:36 Read by Celine Major
Chapter I 24:26 Read by Celine Major
Chapter II 43:28 Read by Celine Major
Chapter III 31:11 Read by Celine Major
Chapter IV 28:15 Read by Celine Major
Chapter V 21:26 Read by Celine Major
Chapter VI 45:17 Read by Celine Major
Chapter VII 12:57 Read by Celine Major
Chapter VIII 34:24 Read by Celine Major
Chapter IX 31:19 Read by Celine Major
Chapter X - Part 1 23:56 Read by Celine Major
Chapter X - Part 2 26:57 Read by Celine Major
Chapter XI 34:14 Read by Celine Major
Chapter XII 39:34 Read by Celine Major
Chapter XIII 33:30 Read by Celine Major
Chapter XIV 26:07 Read by Celine Major
Chapter XV 16:09 Read by Celine Major
Chapter XVI 29:14 Read by Celine Major
Chapter XVII 43:22 Read by Celine Major
Chapter XVIII 27:56 Read by Celine Major
Chapter XIX 42:58 Read by Celine Major
chapter XX 24:05 Read by Celine Major
Chapter XXI 44:49 Read by Celine Major
Chapter XXII - Part 1 26:31 Read by Celine Major
Chapter XXII - Part 2 28:06 Read by Celine Major
Chapter XXIII 24:03 Read by Celine Major
Chapter XXIV 45:17 Read by Celine Major
Chapter XXV 32:47 Read by Celine Major
Chapter XXVI 23:26 Read by Celine Major
Chapter XXVII - Part 1 33:41 Read by Celine Major
Chapter XXVII - Part 2 40:03 Read by Celine Major
Chapter XXVIII 37:34 Read by Celine Major
Chapter XXIX 18:09 Read by Celine Major
Chapter XXX - Part 1 24:50 Read by Celine Major
Chapter XXX - Part 2 25:09 Read by Celine Major
Chapter XXXI 38:40 Read by Celine Major
Chapter XXXII 25:28 Read by Celine Major
Chapter XXXIII 22:52 Read by Celine Major