The Cricket on the Hearth - Charles Dickens

The Cricket on the Hearth

By Charles Dickens

  • Release Date: 1934-01-01
  • Genre: Classics
Score: 4
From 40 Ratings


The story is within a small family. The husband, John Peerybingle who is a carrier and his wife Dot who is very young. They have a son and their nanny lives with them. It is this chirps of this Cricket, which makes them feel the security and sense some danger that comes to the house. One fine day, a mysterious elderly stranger visits this family and takes up lodging with them for a few days.


  • Wonderful characters - of course

    By WIskies
    Dickens is one of the best at character development. He will invariably inspire kindness, mercy, and goodwill in any reader willing to cast off modern skepticism and wholeheartedly embrace his heroes. This short story is a glimpse of the mastery he works in his longer novels.
  • Pleasant

    By Monkeysnana
    This was a very pleasant short story to read. I enjoyed this book although you can tell it has not been written recently.