The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy Tale of Home by Charles Dickens
Author: Charles Dickens | Published: 1845
The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy Tale of Home Synopsis
The Cricket on the Hearth is a Christmas novella by Charles Dickens, first published in 1845. The story is set in a small English town and tells the tale of John Peerybingle, a carrier, his young wife Dot, their baby boy, and their nanny Tilly Slowboy. A chirping cricket constantly sits in front of the fireplace and acts as a guardian angel to the family.
About Charles Dickens
Born in Portsmouth, England, on February 7, 1812, Charles Dickens was an esteemed novelist, journalist, and critic whose lasting impact on literature is undeniable. Widely regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era, Dickens's fictional characters are some of the most recognizable in the world.
His works gained immense popularity during his lifetime, and in the 20th century, he was recognized as a literary genius by critics and scholars alike. Despite being the second of eight children, Dickens's upbringing was modest; his father worked as a clerk in the Navy Pay Office, while his mother was a grocer's daughter. Today, his novels and short stories continue to captivate readers worldwide.
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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
Here's a full list of Charles Dickens' books.