The Cricket on The Hearth was first published in 1845.
A cricket constantly chirps on the hearth and acts as a guardian angel to the Peerybingle family. The arrival of a mysterious stranger threatens to shatter this harmony. Does the cricket have supernatural powers? Does he restore faith and overcome suspicion? A masterful story of love and loyalty, The Cricket on The Hearth is effused with the spirit of the season.
The Seven Poor Travellers was first published in 1854.
On Christmas Eve, a traveling gentleman happens upon a house in a quaint little village, where over the door lies the inscription “Richard Watts, Esq. by his Will, dated 22 Aug. 1579,founded this Charity for Six poor Travellers, who not being ROGUES, or PROCTORS, May receive gratis for one Night,
Lodging, Entertainment, and Fourpence each. He decides to treat the travelers staying at the house this Christmas Eve to a Christmas dinner and tells them a story around the fireplace about a soldier who finds the true meaning of forgiveness and redemption.
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About the Author
Charles Dickens (Feb.7, 1812- June 9, 1870) was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, and one of the most popular of all time, responsible for some of English literatures most iconic characters. Among his many novels and short stories are David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities, The Cricket on the Hearth, Great Expectations, and A Christmas Carol.
Date of Birth:February 7, 1812
Date of Death:June 18, 1870
Place of Birth:Portsmouth, England
Place of Death:Gad's Hill, Kent, England
Education:Home-schooling; attended Dame School at Chatham briefly and Wellington