Talk:The Cricket on the Hearth
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Bertha regains sight
Re: this line in the article:
- "It is suggested ambiguously that Bertha regains her sight at the end."
The article says:
- It was the best-selling of all five of the Christmas books. Its sale at the outset doubled that of both its predecessors.
This is contradicted by the Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens which says:
- Although John Forster's claim that its sales "doubled" those of the Carol and Chimes is incorrect, reviews were generally favorable and it quickly went through two editions.."
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~~The citation is right in the photo itself, for crying out loud. It shows clearly that the image is directly from the original Bradbury & Evans edition.
I have the impression that Chapman & Hall was actually the original publisher. (As is true with "A Christmas Carol" and "The Chimes." Does anyone have any insight into this?