The Cricket on the Hearth

A Fairy Tale of Home

Charles Dickens's third Christmas story focuses on morality within a functioning family.

By Charles Dickens Read by Simon Prebble Fiction / Historical / Holiday English, Unabridged 3h 22m Sell Sheet Also available on
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							In the 1840s Charles Dickens wrote 5 short stories with strong social and moral messages. The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy Tale of Home, is the third of these stories. Following the home life of John Peerybingle, the story introduces the many people in John’s family and life along with a cricket that acts as the guardian angel of the family. Like its predecessors, this story  also contains heavy social and moral implications. However it differs from A Christmas Carol and The Chimes, in that its main theme focuses on actions that affect the family rather than action affecting society as a whole.