The Cricket on the Hearth : and Other Christmas Stories-9780486280394

The Cricket on the Hearth : and Other Christmas Stories

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Author(s): Dickens, Charles,
Binding: Paperback,
Date of Publication: 28/03/2003,
Pagination: 128 pages,
Series: Dover Thrift Editions,
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.,
Published By: Dover Publications Inc.,
Book Classification: Christmas, Classic fiction (pre c 1945), Short stories
ISBN13\EAN\SKU: 9780486280394


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.