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The Greatest Christmas Tales & Poems - Over 230 Stories Poems & Carols - cover

The Greatest Christmas Tales & Poems - Over 230 Stories Poems & Carols

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, William Dean Howells, William Wordsworth, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Walter Scott, William Butler Yeats, Henry Van Dyke, Brothers Grimm, Selma Lagerlöf, FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY, Beatrix Potter, Clement Moore, Edward Berens, Leo Tolstoy, Alfred Tennyson

Publisher: Good Press

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Summary

The Greatest Christmas Tales & Poems is a treasure trove that captures the spirit of Christmas through an unparalleled amalgamation of literary mastery. This anthology knits together a remarkable array of stylesfrom the poetical enchantments of William Wordsworth and Alfred Lord Tennyson to the narrative depths explored by Charles Dickens and Leo Tolstoy, traversing the landscapes of folklore with the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen. Emerging from within these pages is a panoramic view of the festive season, observed through myriad prisms of culture, emotion, and era, making it a seminal collection that highlights the universal appeal and diverse interpretations of Christmas. The contributing authors, an illustrious roster of literary giants spanning the 19th to early 20th centuries, bring to this anthology their unique backgrounds, thereby enriching it with a wide cultural and historical span. This collective work not only reflects the Victorian fascination with Christmas as a cornerstone of family and societal celebrationas seen in works by Dickens and Trollopebut also delves into the deeper psychological and ethical questions of the human condition, encapsulated in the tales by Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. Such diversity offers a comprehensive view of the eras literary movements, from Romanticism to Realism, and their relationship with Christmas traditions, spirituality, and moral contemplations. For the reader seeking to immerse themselves in the festive season, The Greatest Christmas Tales & Poems provides a unique lens through which the holiday is both celebrated and scrutinized. It invites an exploration into the rich tapestry of Christmas as seen by celebrated authors, whose works traverse the boundaries of time and culture to speak of universal themes of joy, hope, and reflection. This anthology stands as an educational journey and a testament to the power of literature to encapsulate the essence of human experiences and traditions, making it an indispensable addition to any collection.
Available since: 12/28/2023.
Print length: 4179 pages.

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