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The Greatest Christmas Novels Tales & Poems (Illustrated) - A Treasury of Festive Stories and Poems - cover

The Greatest Christmas Novels Tales & Poems (Illustrated) - A Treasury of Festive Stories and Poems

Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott, L. Frank Baum, Hans Christian Andersen, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Anthony Trollope, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, O. Henry, George MacDonald, EMILY DICKINSON, Robert Louis Stevenson, William Wordsworth, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Walter Scott, William Butler Yeats, Rudyard Kipling, J. M. Barrie, Henry Van Dyke, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Brothers Grimm, Selma Lagerlöf, FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY, Beatrix Potter, Clement Moore, Leo Tolstoy, Alfred Tennyson

Publisher: Good Press

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The Greatest Christmas Novels, Tales & Poems (Illustrated) brings together an unparalleled ensemble of literary greats, offering readers a treasure trove of festive stories that range from heartwarming tales to poignant poems. This collection underscores the multifaceted nature of the Christmas spirit, weaving together themes of love, hope, generosity, and renewal. The diversity in literary styles, from the enchanting fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen to the contemplative poems of William Butler Yeats, provides a broad spectrum of emotional and intellectual depth. The anthology stands as a testament to the enduring appeal of Christmas narratives, showcasing notable works that have shaped the literary and cultural significance of the holiday season. The contributing authors and editors, each a luminary in their own right, bring a rich tapestry of historical, cultural, and personal backgrounds to the anthology. Figures such as Charles Dickens and Leo Tolstoy contribute with their timeless narratives, reflecting the Victorian fascination with Christmas as a time for reflection and societal goodwill. Meanwhile, poets like Emily Dickinson offer intimate glimpses into the personal significance of the season. The anthology, therefore, not only aligns with several literary movements but also encapsulates the personal and societal transformations surrounding the Yuletide period, presenting a chorus of voices that together celebrate, critique, and contemplate the myriad aspects of Christmas. This anthology is recommended for anyone looking to explore the rich literary traditions of Christmas. It offers a unique opportunity to engage with the works of literary giants across different eras and genres, all congregated around the central theme of Christmas. Readers will find solace in familiar tales, be challenged by the moral questions posed in others, and delight in the discovery of lesser-known gems. The Greatest Christmas Novels, Tales & Poems (Illustrated) is an essential addition to the libraries of scholars, enthusiasts of Christmas literature, and anyone seeking to deepen their appreciation for the holiday season through the lens of diverse and compelling literary works.
Available since: 01/14/2024.
Print length: 8099 pages.

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