The Cricket on the Hearth

The Cricket on the Hearth

by Charles Dickens, Ravell (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781535358057
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/18/2016
Pages: 86
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.18(d)

About the Author

Charles Dickens (1812–70) is one of the English language's most important literary figures. His works enjoyed enormous success in his day and are still regarded as among the most popular and widely read classics of all time.

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


Home-schooling; attended Dame School at Chatham briefly and Wellington

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The Cricket On The Hearth 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
HomeSchoolBookReview More than 1 year ago
When we think of Charles Dickens and Christmas stories, the first thing that comes to our mind is The Christmas Carol. But Dickens also published a couple of other Christmas stories. I first became acquainted with The Cricket on the Heart in a slightly abridged version in an old book, The Mary Frances Story Book, that somehow got passed down to me from some ancestor. I know that the book is old because it is falling apart and because I can remember it on our bookshelves from my youngest days (and it was old then!). I read the whole book, including The Cricket on the Heart, to both Mark and Jeremy. The Cricket on the Hearth is a pleasant and instructive story, as is true of most of Dickens's work. A few years ago, Karen bought some Christmas DVDs, and a cartoon version of The Cricket on the Hearth was among them. There are many, many differences between the book and the video, but it is still a nice story that the whole family can watch together. Also, sometime later, Karen bought some books that included a compilation (published in 2005 by Scholastic Inc., 90 Old Sherman Turnpike, Danbury, CT 06816) of The Christmas Carol, The Cricket on the Hearth, and another Christmas story by Dickens, The Holly Tree. Those who wish to avoid any mention of Christmas will, of course, want to stay away from such stories, but otherwise, for those of us who realize that we live in a world where people do celebrate Christmas and feel that we can observe the warmth of the season without necessarily giving it any religious significance, they are interesting reading.
Jbmorrow More than 1 year ago
Though no where near as poignant as A Christmas Carol, The Cricket on the Hearth is worth the read for fans of Dickens. A tale of fidelity and enduring love, this novel is both uplifting and endearing. With elements of a dramatic comedy, the tale reminded me of Old English theater, as well as the ballet, La Fille Mal Gardee. I truly enjoyed the classic wit of Dickens and the charm of his innocent characters.
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