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The Great Short Stories of Thanksgiving - An Anthology of Thanksgiving Tales by Classic American Authors - cover

The Great Short Stories of Thanksgiving - An Anthology of Thanksgiving Tales by Classic American Authors

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: Good Press

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The Great Short Stories of Thanksgiving stands as a testament to the rich tapestry of American literature, encapsulating a diverse range of voices and literary styles around the central theme of gratitude and communal celebration. This anthology not only showcases the traditional narratives and classic folklore associated with Thanksgiving but stretches beyond to explore deeper themes of family, resilience, and the human spirit through various epochs. The collection is significant for including standout pieces that reflect the socio-cultural landscape of their respective times, rendered in styles that range from the Gothic to realist, romantic to the early modernist, embodying the multifaceted nature of American literature. The contributing authors, including notable figures like Harriet Beecher Stowe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Lucy Maud Montgomery, bring a rich background of historical, cultural, and literary movements. This eclectic assembly underscores the anthology's alignment with themes of reform, feminism, transcendentalism, and early realism. Each author's unique perspective not only enhances the readers understanding of Thanksgiving's multilayered significance but also offers a panoramic view of America's literary evolution, highlighting the shifts in narrative techniques, thematic focus, and social commentary across different periods. To the discerning reader, The Great Short Stories of Thanksgiving presents a unique opportunity to engage with the myriad perspectives, styles, and thematic explorations within a single collection. It invites the reader to delve into a literary feast that educates, entertains, and provokes thought, offering a breadth of insights into not just the holiday but also the human condition and societal norms. This anthology not only fosters a deeper appreciation for the art of storytelling but also encourages dialogue and reflection on the ties that bind us together in the spirit of thanksgiving. It is an indispensable compilation for those eager to explore the converging and diverging voices that have shaped American literary dialogue around this cherished holiday.
Available since: 12/02/2023.
Print length: 491 pages.

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