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The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy Tale of Home

£19.99

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The third of Dickens's five Christmas books, the author himself described this novellal as "quiet and domestic, innocent and pretty." In it, he abandoned social criticism, current events, and topical themes in favour of simple fantasy and a domestic setting for his hero's redemption.

Turqoise cloth covered boards. Gilt flower embellishment to front, faded gilt text to spine which is heavily discoloured. Scuffs, dents and splashmarks to boards and spine. Wear to edges. Woven head and tail bands. Pink endpapers. Neatly inked name and address on front endpaper dated 1894. Deckle edge, superficial foxing, lightly but evenly tanned. Top edge gilt.

Item details

Added value:
Illustrated
Author(s):
Dickens, Charles
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
3" x 5½"
Edition:
1894
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
204
Publisher:
George Routledge & Sons Ltd.

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About this item

The third of Dickens's five Christmas books, the author himself described this novellal as "quiet and domestic, innocent and pretty." In it, he abandoned social criticism, current events, and topical themes in favour of simple fantasy and a domestic setting for his hero's redemption.

Turqoise cloth covered boards. Gilt flower embellishment to front, faded gilt text to spine which is heavily discoloured. Scuffs, dents and splashmarks to boards and spine. Wear to edges. Woven head and tail bands. Pink endpapers. Neatly inked name and address on front endpaper dated 1894. Deckle edge, superficial foxing, lightly but evenly tanned. Top edge gilt.

Added value:
Illustrated
Author(s):
Dickens, Charles
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
3" x 5½"
Edition:
1894
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
204
Publisher:
George Routledge & Sons Ltd.

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