In the 1840s, Charles Dickens wrote five 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. Download and start listening now!