Item description for The Cricket on the Hearth (in Large Print) by Matty Groves Charles Dickens...
Dickens Christmas Books, in Large Print, Volume 3: The Cricket on the Hearth is the third in a series of five novels that Charles Dickens wrote for the Christmas season. This LARGE PRINT edition is designed in 14-point Century Schoolbook for easy reading and includes an original introduction as well as a bonus (A Good Humoured Christmas Chapter, excerpted from The Pickwick Papers). The Cricket on the Hearth tells the story of John Peerybingle, a parcel carrier, and how his love for his wife Dot is tested. It's a heartwarming tale that explores the meaning of family and love at the turning of the year.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.57 lbs.
Release Date Mar 5, 2004
Publisher Quiet River Press LLC
ISBN 1932732020 ISBN13 9781932732023
Availability 92 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 21, 2016 09:56.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Cricket on the Hearth (in Large Print)?
Odd size May 17, 2008
You can't beat Charles Dickens, and The Cricket on the Hearth is a great story. The book is surprisingly large and has a strangely homemade look to it. That adds to its charm.
Must have right mind set... Dec 12, 2007
When reading this book, you've I think you got to have the right mind set. Dickens' A Christmas Carol was one of those literary miracles that rarely happen. And these stories should not be judged by A Crhistmas Carol. If you can adopt that mind set (which I had to do) you will find these stories enjoyable and even inspiring.
I think one thing that comes across in all of Dickens' writing is that he sincerely loved his fellow beings--and it shows in his stories.
Also recommended: Christmas Gifts, Christmas Voices--my new favorite Christmas story.
Useless format Dec 1, 2001
A Dickens Christmas story is meant to be read in front of the fire with children gathered 'round. As configured in this particular ebook format you cannot do anything but sit in front of your screen and read ninety pages of nineteenth century prose. Not useful at all! This ebook would be far more usefull if, for example, you could copy or print it onto holiday paper. Since this story is in the public domain, blocking those options in this ebook is silly.
Yuck! Dec 18, 1996
When Dickens was good, he was very very good. When he was bad, he was wordy and sappy and boring. Did you ever wonder why you never heard of the three stories in this book? Because they're so unremarkable! The title story is the best; i.e. it's the only one that's even readable. Do yourself a favor, don't read this book