In 1846 Charles Dickens celebrated the comforts of home and hearth in his beloved story The Cricket on the Hearth. Now you can enjoy the same good fortune symbolized by Dickens’s cheerful chirping cricket with this charming gift set, perfect for giving good luck to friends and family, or inviting it into your own home. Inside you’ll find:
- A collectible, brass-plated “good-luck” cricket
- A beautiful edition of the classic Dickens story with vintage illustrations
|Product dimensions:||9.80(w) x 7.20(h) x 2.00(d)|
About the Author
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is probably the greatest novelist England has ever produced, the author of such well-known classics as A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations, David Copperfield and Oliver Twist. His innate comic genius and shrewd depictions of Victorian life — along with his indelible characters — have made his books beloved by readers the world over.
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
Education:Home-schooling; attended Dame School at Chatham briefly and Wellington
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.