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
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About Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens was one of the world’s most beloved authors, renowned for his ability to depict characters with great depth and emotion. His works have been translated into multiple languages and continue to be celebrated today. He is considered a master of realism in literature, as well as a keen observer of human nature.
Dickens was born in Portsmouth, England on February 7th, 1812. He had a rough childhood that included long hours at work when his father was incarcerated for debt. This financial strife would later become an inspiration for many of his works. Throughout his lifetime, Dickens wrote fifteen novels and countless short stories that were published in periodicals such as Household Words. Find out more about Charles Dickens.