The Cricket on the Hearth pdf Summary Review by Charles Dicken

The Cricket on the Hearth pdf Summary

Dickens gave his first formal expression to his Christmas thoughts in his series of small books, the first of which was the famous “Christmas Carol.” There followed four others: “The Chimes,” “The Cricket on the Hearth,” “The Battle of Life,” and “The Haunted Man.” The five are known today as the “Christmas Books.” Of them all the “Carol” is the best known and loved, and “The Cricket on the Hearth,” although third in the series, is perhaps next in popularity, and is especially familiar to Americans through Joseph Jefferson’s characterisation of Caleb Plummer.

The title creature is a sort of barometer of life at the home of John Peerybingle and his much younger wife Dot. When things go well, the cricket on the hearth chirps; it is silent when there is sorrow. Tackleton, a jealous old man, poisons John’s mind about Dot, but the cricket through its supernatural powers restores John’s confidence and all ends happily. 

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The author of a The Cricket on the Hearth pdf Charles Dickens was born in 1812 near Portsmouth where his father was a clerk in the navy pay office. The family moved to London in 1823, but their fortunes were severely impaired. Dickens was sent to work in a blacking-warehouse when his father was imprisoned for debt. Both experiences deeply affected the future novelist. In 1833 he began contributing stories to newspapers and magazines, and in 1836 started the serial publication of Pickwick Papers. Thereafter, Dickens published his major novels over the course of the next twenty years, from Nicholas Nickleby to Little Dorrit. He also edited the journals Household Words and All the Year Round. Dickens died in June 1870.

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The Cricket on the Hearth pdf
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Wildside Press (March 23, 2007)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 82 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0809500418
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0809500413
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 4.8 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.21 x 9 inches
  • Best Sellers Rank: #5,116,036 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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