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.

Would you like to order an autographed copy? Of course, Dickens is no longer with us, however, Reverend Thoma, the gent who wrote a fine introduction for this particular reprint, he remains. With that, if you’d like an autographed copy, you can get one by using PayPal. Continental U.S. only!

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