The Cricket on the Hearth

A BEST SELLER IN ITS DAY, The Cricket on the Hearth is seen by many of this generation as standing in the shadow of Charles Dickens’ more popular volume A Christmas Carol.

Undeservedly so!

A more-than-delightful trace through a Victorian Christmas, Dickens tells the story of a kindly couple and their mysterious lodger, a poor toymaker and his blind daughter, a lost son, and a parsimonious toy merchant set upon marrying a virtuous young maiden against her better desires.

But as you’d expect from Dickens, a magic of sorts is stirring amidst the story’s participants—all under the watchful eyes of a songful cricket that, as Dickens takes hold of your imagination, may prove to be something so much more.

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