The Cricket on the Hearth and Other Christmas Stories

The Cricket on the Hearth and Other Christmas Stories By Charles Dickens, The Cricket on the Hearth and Other Christmas Stories Dickens s delightful evocations of a Victorian Christmas include the title story a heartwarming fable of home life The Holly Tree concerning love reclaimed at a country inn and The Haunted House an
  • Title: The Cricket on the Hearth and Other Christmas Stories
  • Author: Charles Dickens
  • ISBN: 9780486280394
  • Page: 162
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Cricket on the Hearth and Other Christmas Stories By Charles Dickens, Dickens s delightful evocations of a Victorian Christmas include the title story, a heartwarming fable of home life The Holly Tree, concerning love reclaimed at a country inn and The Haunted House, an entertaining account of a belligerent ghost Combining realism and fantasy, these tales attest to their author s flair for characterization and the picturesque.
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    1. Charles Dickens

      Charles John Huffam Dickens 7 February 1812 9 June 1870 was an English writer and social critic He created some of the world s best known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.Born in Portsmouth, Dickens left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors prison Despite his lack of formal education, he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and non fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children s rights, education, and other social reforms.Dickens was regarded as the literary colossus of his age His 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol, remains popular and continues to inspire adaptations in every artistic genre Oliver Twist and Great Expectations are also frequently adapted, and, like many of his novels, evoke images of early Victorian London His 1859 novel, A Tale of Two Cities, set in London and Paris, is his best known work of historical fiction Dickens s creative genius has been praised by fellow writers from Leo Tolstoy to George Orwell and G K Chesterton for its realism, comedy, prose style, unique characterisations, and social criticism On the other hand, Oscar Wilde, Henry James, and Virginia Woolf complained of a lack of psychological depth, loose writing, and a vein of saccharine sentimentalism The term Dickensian is used to describe something that is reminiscent of Dickens and his writings, such as poor social conditions or comically repulsive characters.On 8 June 1870, Dickens suffered another stroke at his home after a full day s work on Edwin Drood He never regained consciousness, and the next day, five years to the day after the Staplehurst rail crash, he died at Gad s Hill Place Contrary to his wish to be buried at Rochester Cathedral in an inexpensive, unostentatious, and strictly private manner, he was laid to rest in the Poets Corner of Westminster Abbey A printed epitaph circulated at the time of the funeral reads To the Memory of Charles Dickens England s most popular author who died at his residence, Higham, near Rochester, Kent, 9 June 1870, aged 58 years He was a sympathiser with the poor, the suffering, and the oppressed and by his death, one of England s greatest writers is lost to the world His last words were On the ground , in response to his sister in law Georgina s request that he lie down from

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    1. Dec 2015 Just reread my copy of The Cricket on the Hearth which has this inscription in the front Clarence from Aunt Grace Xmas 98 NOT 1998 It s a gorgeous tiny old book that makes me happy just to hold it This a totally sappy little story about misunderstandings and repentance and love Always delightful Not Dickens best, but certainly worth the hour it takes to read if only to fall into a time and circumstances we can t imagine any.


    2. Three short stories left me with 3 impressions Cricket Odd but interesting Very, very wordy, but that can be Dickens at times What I couldn t get was where in the world Christmas played into it The only connection I could make is that the story was published in the Christmas season Other than that, well, whatever A great twist at the end of the story that finally made the whole thing make sense Some good lessons, too if you wish , as only Dickens can write 3 stars Holly I followed this one well, [...]


    3. It was a heart so full of love for her so bound up and held together by innumerable threads of winning remembrance, spun from the daily working of her many qualities of endearment it was a heart in which she had enshrined herself so gently and so closely a heart so single and so earnest in its Truth so strong in right, so weak in wrong that it could cherish neither passion nor revenge at first, and had only room to hold the broken image of its Idol 43 It was under these circumstances that I reso [...]


    4. The Cricket on the Hearth was a very entertaining story The story of a little family, its members somewhat insecure in their relationship with each other, but a nice little family nonetheless Yes, Dickens puts a mystery and a twist in the story that doesn t resolve itself until the end which I liked very much The other stories were kind of dark and creepy guess Dickens was good at that, too, but I didn t like them as well Anyway, it s always good to read a Dickens tale at Christmastime.


    5. This book has been on my list for a long time I m glad that I have finally read it and can take it off my list I felt like these three stories took all the weaknesses of Dickens but few, or none, of his strengths I wish I could say that I liked them, but I didn t really They were overly descriptive with none of the heart of Dickens Christmas Carol or Tale of Two Cities I liked the Cricket on the Hearth best, but even its compassionate characters couldn t compensate for the overwrought descriptio [...]


    6. I don t seem to understand any of dear Charlie s Christmas stories so far except A Christmas Carol None of these were even remotely entertaining for me In fact they were pretty weird I m so glad they were not the first Dickens I encountered or they might have been my last Are these what Louisa May Alcott referred to as potboilers


    7. Still trying to figure out how these are considered Christmas stories Not sure as there was really no mention of Christmas Took a little bit to get used to the language and the stories were OK Not my favorite but worth a days reading.



    8. An interesting Christmasy tale I had not read before It s certainly not as good as A Christmas Carol, and some of the redemption part falls a little flat, but it s an enjoyable read.




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