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Christmas Mystery Special

Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Wilkie Collins, O. Henry, George MacDonald, Saki Saki, Robert Louis Stevenson, Grant Allen, Robert Barr, Edgar Wallace, G. K. Chesterton, J.M. Barrie, E.F. Benson, Jerome K. Jerome, M.R. James, Algernon Blackwood, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Arthur Conan Doyle, Sabine Baring-Gould, R. Austin Freeman, Fred M. White, Frank R. Stockton, Fergus Hume, James Bowker, Thomas Hardy, Arthur Cheney Train, Emmuska Orczy, Louisa M. Alcott, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Publisher: Musaicum Books

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The 'Christmas Mystery Special' anthology stitches together a rich tapestry of narrative intrigue and seasonal enigma, fashioned by a constellation of seminal literary figures. This collection spans a diverse array of styles, from the detective tales of fog-laden Victorian London streets to the eerie whispers of ghostly visitations on Christmas Eve. The anthology's essence captures the unique juxtaposition of warmth and mystery that the holiday season provides. Notably, the volume includes stories that have set benchmarks in the genre of mystery and supernatural fiction, offering readers a glimpse into the complex interplay of fear, joy, and redemption that defines the Christmas period. The array of authors featured, such as Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle among others, brings together various strands of the literary world from the Victorian and Edwardian eras. These writers, who have significantly shaped the landscape of English literature, contribute to a thematic exploration that transcends mere holiday fiction. Their works connect with broader literary movements like Romanticism, Gothic revival, and the burgeoning detective story, deepening the anthology's exploration of human emotions against the backdrop of societal expectations and personal moral dilemmas. 'Readers seeking to immerse themselves in a multifaceted world of storytelling will find 'Christmas Mystery Special' a profound collection. The anthology not only promises to entertain but also to provide insightful reflections on the human condition, mediated through the festive lens. It's an essential read for both aficionados of classic literature and newcomers, offering a gateway to the rich dialogues between stories that celebrate, question, and elevate the spirit of Christmas. Each page invites you to unravel mysteries that linger like the cold winter air, yet warm the heart with timeless narratives.
Available since: 05/07/2021.
Print length: 1273 pages.

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