The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy Tale of Home

The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy Tale of Home

by Charles Dickens

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ISBN-13: 9781727678802
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/07/2018
Pages: 84
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.17(d)

About the Author





Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 - 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.




His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.




Born in Portsmouth, Dickens left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors' prison. Despite his lack of formal education, he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children's rights, education, and other social reforms.




Dickens's literary success began with the 1836 serial publication of The Pickwick Papers. Within a few years he had become an international literary celebrity, famous for his humour, satire, and keen observation of character and society.




His novels, most published in monthly or weekly instalments, pioneered the serial publication of narrative fiction, which became the dominant Victorian mode for novel publication.




Dickens was regarded as the literary colossus of his age. His 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol, remains popular and continues to inspire adaptations in every artistic genre. Oliver Twist and Great Expectations are also frequently adapted, and, like many of his novels, evoke images of early Victorian London.




His 1859 novel, A Tale of Two Cities, set in London and Paris, is one his best-known works of historical fiction.

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

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The Cricket On The Hearth. A Fairy Tale Of Home 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kills lyne. (If there even is one)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He is lead in and hears all the sounds. "What is this place?"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Watches.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She prances around her flower crown on her head
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The fairy sat in her jar (gtg bbt)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Hi Krystal." Marie says, looking up.