The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens
Author: Charles Dickens | Illustrator: George Alfred Williams | Published: 1845
The Cricket on the Hearth Synopsis
The Cricket on the Hearth is a novel by English author Charles Dickens. It was published on December 20, 1845, by Bradbury and Evans. This is one of Dickens's Christmas books filled with Christianity values.
This is a tale about a humble family consisting of the husband, John Peerybingle, who works as a carrier, his young wife Dot, their son, and their live-in nanny. The family finds comfort in the cheerful cricket that sits on top of the hearth, which acts as a guardian angel and also alerts them to potential danger that may come their way. Peerybingle's household was graced by the presence of a mysterious elderly stranger who stayed with them for a few days. During this time, their lives became intertwined with that of Caleb Plummer, a destitute toymaker working for the stingy Mr. Tackleton.
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About Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was a celebrated English author best known for his novels Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, and David Copperfield. His works are renowned for their social commentary on the poverty, class division, and injustice of 19th-century England. Dickens' characters often experience extreme suffering within their impoverished environments while retaining an optimism that resonates with readers today. Born in Portsmouth, England, to a lower-middle-class family, Dickens endured financial hardship during his childhood, which he would later draw upon for inspiration in his writing. He worked as a journalist before beginning to write novels and achieved immediate success with the publication of The Pickwick Papers in 1836. Find out more about Charles Dickens at sevenov.com.
Charles Dickens' Books on PageVio
Novels: The Pickwick Papers | Oliver Twist | The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby | The Old Curiosity Shop | Barnaby Rudge | A Christmas Carol | Martin Chuzzlewit | The Chimes | The Cricket on the Hearth | The Battle of Life | The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain | Dombey and Son | David Copperfield | Bleak House | Hard Times | Little Dorrit | A Tale of Two Cities | Great Expectations | Our Mutual Friend | The Mystery of Edwin Drood
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