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The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories: From Hans Christian Andersen to… (original 2019; edition 2019)

by Jessica Harrison (Editor)

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The perfect gift this Christmas season: a generous selection of some of the greatest festive stories of all time This is a collection of the most magical, moving, chilling and surprising Christmas stories from around the world, taking us from frozen Nordic woods to glittering Paris, a New York speakeasy to an English country house, bustling Lagos to midnight mass in Rio, and even outer space. Here are classic tales from writers including Truman Capote, Shirley Jackson, Dylan Thomas, Saki and Chekhov, as well as little-known treasures such as Italo Calvino's wry sideways look at Christmas consumerism, Wolfdietrich Schnurre's story of festive ingenuity in Berlin, Selma Lagerlof's enchanted forest in Sweden, and Irène Nemerovsky's dark family portrait. Featuring santas, ghosts, trolls, unexpected guests, curmudgeons and miracles, here is Christmas as imagined by some of the greatest short story writers of all time.… (more)
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Title:The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories: From Hans Christian Andersen to Angela Carter (Penguin Classics Hardcover)
Authors:Jessica Harrison (Editor)
Info:Penguin Classics (2019), Edition: 01, 288 pages
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The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories: From Hans Christian Andersen to Angela Carter by Jessica Harrison (Editor) (2019)

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think I bought this for Lori and Craig but forgot to deliver as was ill at covid Christmas ( )
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Like one of those "classy" crackers that drops an ornament and a bit of poetry in your lap when what you wanted was a hat and a joke. ( )
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The perfect gift this Christmas season: a generous selection of some of the greatest festive stories of all time This is a collection of the most magical, moving, chilling and surprising Christmas stories from around the world, taking us from frozen Nordic woods to glittering Paris, a New York speakeasy to an English country house, bustling Lagos to midnight mass in Rio, and even outer space. Here are classic tales from writers including Truman Capote, Shirley Jackson, Dylan Thomas, Saki and Chekhov, as well as little-known treasures such as Italo Calvino's wry sideways look at Christmas consumerism, Wolfdietrich Schnurre's story of festive ingenuity in Berlin, Selma Lagerlof's enchanted forest in Sweden, and Irène Nemerovsky's dark family portrait. Featuring santas, ghosts, trolls, unexpected guests, curmudgeons and miracles, here is Christmas as imagined by some of the greatest short story writers of all time.

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