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The Great Short Stories of Thanksgiving - Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen How We Kept Thanksgiving at Oldtown The Master of the Harvest Three Thanksgivings Ezra's Thanksgivin' Out West A Wolfville Thanksgiving - cover

The Great Short Stories of Thanksgiving - Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen How We Kept Thanksgiving at Oldtown The Master of the Harvest Three Thanksgivings Ezra's Thanksgivin' Out West A Wolfville Thanksgiving

George Eliot, Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Andrew Lang, Eleanor H. Porter, O. Henry, Eugene Field, Edward Everett Hale, Susan Coolidge, Alfred Henry Lewis, Mary Jane Holmes, Sarah Orne Jewett, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Alfred Gatty, Ida Hamilton Munsell, Nora Perry

Publisher: e-artnow

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Summary

Come along on this beautiful adventure called life and celebrate its various hues and colors. In this meticulously prepared collection, we have brought to you the most beloved Thanksgiving classics:
Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen (O. Henry)
The Purple Dress (O. Henry)
Three Thanksgivings (Charlotte Perkins Gilman)
An English Dinner of Thanksgiving (George Eliot)
An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving (Louisa May Alcott)
Aunt Susanna's Thanksgiving Dinner (Lucy Maud Montgomery)
The Genesis of the Doughnut Club (Lucy Maud Montgomery)
Ezra's Thanksgivin' Out West (Eugene Field)
Helen's Thanksgiving (Susan Coolidge)
John Inglefield's Thanksgiving (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
Thanksgiving at the Polls (Edward Everett Hale)
Millionaire Mike's Thanksgiving (Eleanor H. Porter)
The Thanksgiving of the Wazir (Andrew Lang)
The Master of the Harvest (Mrs. Alfred Gatty)
A Wolfville Thanksgiving (Alfred Henry Lewis)
How We Kept Thanksgiving at Oldtown (Harriet Beecher Stowe)
The Thanksgiving Party and its Consequences (Mary Jane Holmes)
The Night before Thanksgiving (Sarah Orne Jewett)
Miss Heck's Thanksgiving Party (Ida Hamilton Munsell)
Available since: 11/14/2017.
Print length: 491 pages.

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