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The Big Christmas Basket: 200+ Christmas Novels Stories Poems & Carols (Illustrated) - A Diverse Collection of Christmas Classics and Holiday Tales - cover

The Big Christmas Basket: 200+ Christmas Novels Stories Poems & Carols (Illustrated) - A Diverse Collection of Christmas Classics and Holiday Tales

Benito Pérez Galdós, André Theuriet, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott, Hans Christian Andersen, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Anthony Trollope, Guy de Maupassant, Booker T. Washington, Eleanor H. Porter, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, O. Henry, Saki Saki, EMILY DICKINSON, Robert Louis Stevenson, Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Bret Harte, Alphonse Daudet, Florence L. Barclay, François Coppée, Anton Chekhov, William John Locke, William Wordsworth, Susan Anne Livingston Ridley Sedgwick, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Juliana Horatia Ewing, Walter Scott, Sophie May, Mary Hartwell Catherwood, Thomas Nelson Page, Walter Crane, William Butler Yeats, Edgar Wallace, Rudyard Kipling, J. M. Barrie, Henry Van Dyke, Carolyn Wells, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Selma Lagerlöf, Robert E. Howard, Marcel Prévost, Max Brand, Jacob A. Riis, FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY, Beatrix Potter, Willis Boyd Allen, Amy Ella Blanchard, Armando Palacio Valdés, Ernest Ingersoll, Clement Moore, Vernon Lee, Katherine Pyle, James Weber Linn, Nora A. Smith, Annie F. Johnston, Alice Hale Burnett, Elia W. Peattie, Maud Lindsay, Olive Thorne Miller, Harrison S. Morris, Lucas Malet, Amanda M. Douglas, Phebe A. Curtiss, Anna Robinson, Kate Upson Clark, Edward A. Rand, A. S. Boyd, Nellie C. King, Lucy Wheelock, Aunt Hede, Frederick E. Dewhurst, Marjorie L. C. Pickthall, Jay T. Stocking, Florence M. Kingsley, M. A. L. Lane, Elizabeth Harkison, Raymond McAlden, F. E. Mann, Winifred M. Kirkland, Grace Margaret Gallaher, F. Arnstein, Anne Hollingsworth Wharton, Elbridge S. Brooks, Isabel Cecilia Williams, Antonio Maré, Pedro A. de Alarcón, Jules Simon, Maxime Du Camp, F. L. Stealey, Marion Clifford, E. E. Hale, Georg Schuster, Matilda Betham Edwards, Angelo J. Lewis, Alfred Tennyson

Publisher: Good Press

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The Big Christmas Basket: 200+ Christmas Novels, Stories, Poems & Carols (Illustrated) encapsulates the festive spirit through an unparalleled aggregation of works, embodying a diverse spectrum of literary forms. From the evocative poems of Wordsworth and Tennyson to the compelling narratives of Dickens and Twain, the collection offers a panoramic view of Christmas as not just a holiday, but as a multifaceted cultural phenomenon. The anthology distinguishes itself by including not only texts from the Anglophone literary canon but also translations of pivotal works by European authors such as Chekhov and Dostoevsky, fostering a richer understanding of the holiday's global significance and thematic diversity. The stories, carols, and poems delve into themes of love, charity, joy, redemption, and the quintessential human yearning for warmth and light during the winter solstice. The backgrounds of the contributing authors represent a confluence of the 19th and early 20th centuries most influential literary voices, each bringing their unique cultural contexts and aesthetic sensibilities to the anthology. The collection aligns with various historical and cultural movements, from Romanticism to Realism, offering readers a snapshot of the eras prevailing philosophies and societal norms. These varied voices coalesce to paint a comprehensive picture of the Christmas season, its universal appeal, and its capacity to inspire hope and reflection across different societies and epochs. Recommended for readers seeking to immerse themselves in the holiday spirit through a literary lens, The Big Christmas Basket serves as a testament to the enduring power of storytelling in celebrating human connections and the timeless values of generosity and goodwill. The anthology invites readers on a spellbinding journey through winter landscapes of the imagination, bridging historical gaps and cultural differences to reveal the common thread of humanity's shared traditions and aspirations during the festive season.
Available since: 12/02/2023.
Print length: 9349 pages.

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