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Dark Christmas

Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Wilkie Collins, O. Henry, George MacDonald, Saki Saki, Robert Louis Stevenson, Grant Allen, John Kendrick Bangs, Robert Barr, Florence Marryat, 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, Catherine Crowe, Katherine Rickford, Arthur Cheney Train, William Douglas O'Connor, Leonard Kip, Lucie E. Jackson, Emmuska Orczy, Louisa M. Alcott, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Publisher: DigiCat

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Summary

Dark Christmas' is an anthology that elegantly weaves together the chilling, the macabre, and the mysterious through a labyrinth of tales told in varied literary styles. This collection unearths the darker side of the festive season, showcasing a range of stories that explore sinister themes under the cloak of yuletide cheer. From the ghostly to the gothic, the stories within offer a distinct contrast to the traditional warm and cozy Christmas narrative. This anthology stands out for its ability to bring together works that, though diverse in style and plot, are unified in their exploration of the eeriness and suspense that can pervade the holiday season. Among the standout pieces are tales of haunted Christmas evenings, sinister winter landscapes, and unexpected spectral visits, showcasing the editors' knack for selecting stories that both unsettle and intrigue. The contributing authors and editors, including names like Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Arthur Conan Doyle, among others, bring an impressive pedigree of literary genius to this collection. Their collective works reflect a range of historical, cultural, and literary movements, from the Victorian fascination with gothic tales to the fin-de-siècle's preoccupation with the supernatural and the eerie. This ensemble of authors, with their distinct voices and backgrounds, enriches the anthology's thematic concerns, allowing the reader to traverse the somber depths of the human psyche during what is traditionally the most wonderful time of the year. 'Dark Christmas' beckons the reader into its shadowy realm, offering a unique opportunity to explore the myriad ways in which the festive season can be interpreted and experienced. It is an essential read for those who yearn to delve beyond the surface of holiday merriment, inviting a contemplation of the complexities and contradictions that dwell at the heart of the Christmas season. This anthology promises to be a treasure trove for scholars, enthusiasts of the gothic and the macabre, and anyone intrigued by the confluence of tradition and shadow that characterizes these tales, fostering a rich dialogue between the works of some of the most influential authors in literary history.
Available since: 11/13/2022.
Print length: 1272 pages.

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