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ON A DARK CHRISTMAS NIGHT – 25 Holiday Spook Classics & Murder Mysteries - A Haunting Compilation of Festive Noir and Mysterious Yuletide Tales - cover

ON A DARK CHRISTMAS NIGHT – 25 Holiday Spook Classics & Murder Mysteries - A Haunting Compilation of Festive Noir and Mysterious Yuletide Tales

Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Wilkie Collins, O. Henry, Saki Saki, Robert Louis Stevenson, Grant Allen, John Kendrick Bangs, G. K. Chesterton, M. R. James, Arthur Conan Doyle, Thomas Hardy, Catherine Crowe, William Douglas O'Connor, Leonard Kip, Emmuska Orczy, Louisa M. Alcott

Publisher: Good Press

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ON A DARK CHRISTMAS NIGHT 25 Holiday Spook Classics & Murder Mysteries gathers together an exceptional anthology that bridges the festive cheer of the holiday season with the intriguing shadows of mystery and the supernatural. This collection boasts an impressive palette of literary styles, weaving through the eerie corridors of gothic tales, the enigmatic puzzles of classic mysteries, and the chilling whispers of ghost stories. It illuminates the oft-overlooked darker side of Christmas literature, promising to surprise and captivate readers with its unique juxtaposition of holiday warmth against a backdrop of suspense and spectral ambiance. The range of narratives included showcases the versatility and innovation of its celebrated contributors, making it a standout compilation in the genre of holiday literature. The anthology is curated by a distinguished assembly of authors whose names are synonymous with the pinnacle of English literature and the development of the mystery and supernatural genres. Figures such as Charles Dickens, recognized for intertwining the spectral with the festive, and Arthur Conan Doyle, master of the detective story, contribute to the anthologys rich canvas of holiday noir. The collection not only aligns with the literary movements of Gothic and Victorian mystery but also reflects the eras fascination with the ghostly and the macabre, breathing new life into the traditional Christmas narrative. By combining the works of such illustrious writers, this anthology provides a multifaceted exploration of the themes of redemption, duality, and the supernatural that these holidays evoke. ON A DARK CHRISTMAS NIGHT is an invitation to readers to venture beyond the conventional holiday tales into a realm where the festive spirit meets the mysterious and the uncanny. It offers a unique opportunity to revel in the mastery of classic storytelling while exploring the complex intersection of joy and fear, celebration and contemplation. This collection is an indispensable addition for those who seek to deepen their appreciation of literary craftsmanship and are intrigued by the shadowy dimensions of holiday lore. Its educational value and the rich dialogue it fosters between the different authors works make it a must-read for enthusiasts of literature, history, and the arts alike.
Available since: 01/14/2024.
Print length: 941 pages.

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