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American Christmas Stories

by Connie Willis (Editor)

Other authors: George Ade (Contributor), Louisa May Alcott (Contributor), Abelardo Díaz Alfaro (Contributor), Sherwood Anderson (Contributor), John Kendrick Bangs (Contributor)54 more, Raymond E Banks (Contributor), Robert Benchley (Contributor), Margaret Black (Contributor), Ray Bradbury (Contributor), JB Moore Bristor (Contributor), Heywood Broun (Contributor), Ron Carlson (Contributor), Sandra Cisneros (Contributor), John Henrik Clarke (Contributor), Mildred Clingerman (Contributor), John Collier (Contributor), Stephen Crane (Contributor), Joan Didion (Contributor), Thomas M. Disch (Contributor), W.E.B. Du Bois (Contributor), Paul Laurence Dunbar (Contributor), Nathan Englander (Contributor), Cynthia Felice (Contributor), Edna Ferber (Contributor), Charlotte Perkins Gilman (Contributor), Pete Hamill (Contributor), Bret Harte (Contributor), Ben Hecht (Contributor), O. Henry (Contributor), George V. Higgins (Contributor), Pauline E. Hopkins (Contributor), Nalo Hopkinson (Contributor), William Dean Howells (Contributor), Langston Hughes (Contributor), Shirley Jackson (Contributor), Jack London (Contributor), Ed McBain (Contributor), John McNulty (Contributor), Christopher Morley (Contributor), José R Nieto (Contributor), Grace Paley (Contributor), Dorothy Parker (Contributor), Ann Petry (Contributor), Katherine Anne Porter (Contributor), Jacob Riis (Contributor), Mary Roberts Rinehart (Contributor), Tomás Rivera (Contributor), Leo Rosten (Contributor), Damon Runyon (Contributor), Mari Sandoz (Contributor), Amy Tan (Contributor), Steve Rasnic Tem (Contributor), James Thurber (Contributor), Mary Agnes Tincker (Contributor), Mark Twain (Contributor), John Updike (Contributor), Edward Lucas White (Contributor), Connie Willis (Contributor), Gene Wolfe (Contributor)

Series: Library of America Special Anthologies (23)

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** A New York Times New and Noteworthy Book ** Library of America and Connie Willis present 150 years of diverse, ingenious, and uniquely American Christmas stories Christmas took on its modern cast in America, and over the last 150 years the most magical time of the year has inspired scores of astonishingly diverse and ingenious stories. Library of America joins with acclaimed author Connie Willis to present a unparalleled collection of American stories about Christmas, literary gems that showcase how the holiday became one of the signature aspects of our culture. Spanning from the origins of the American tradition of holiday storytelling in the wake of the Civil War to today, this is the biggest and best anthology of American Christmas stories ever assembled. From ghost stories to the genres of crime, science fiction, fantasy, westerns, humor, and horror, stories of Christmas morning, gifts, wise men, nativities, family, commercialism, and dinners from New York to Texas to outer space, this anthology reveals the evolution of Christmas in America--as well as the surprising ways in which it has remained the same.… (more)
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Willis, ConnieEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ade, GeorgeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Alcott, Louisa MayContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Alfaro, Abelardo DíazContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Anderson, SherwoodContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bangs, John KendrickContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Black, MargaretContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Cisneros, SandraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Didion, JoanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Disch, Thomas M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Du Bois, W.E.B.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dunbar, Paul LaurenceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Englander, NathanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Felice, CynthiaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ferber, EdnaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gilman, Charlotte PerkinsContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hamill, PeteContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Harte, BretContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hecht, BenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Henry, O.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Higgins, George V.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hopkins, Pauline E.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hopkinson, NaloContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Howells, William DeanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hughes, LangstonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jackson, ShirleyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
London, JackContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McBain, EdContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McNulty, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Morley, ChristopherContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nieto, José RContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Paley, GraceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Parker, DorothyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Petry, AnnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Porter, Katherine AnneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Riis, JacobContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rinehart, Mary RobertsContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Rosten, LeoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Runyon, DamonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sandoz, MariContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tan, AmyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tem, Steve RasnicContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Thurber, JamesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tincker, Mary AgnesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Twain, MarkContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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** A New York Times New and Noteworthy Book ** Library of America and Connie Willis present 150 years of diverse, ingenious, and uniquely American Christmas stories Christmas took on its modern cast in America, and over the last 150 years the most magical time of the year has inspired scores of astonishingly diverse and ingenious stories. Library of America joins with acclaimed author Connie Willis to present a unparalleled collection of American stories about Christmas, literary gems that showcase how the holiday became one of the signature aspects of our culture. Spanning from the origins of the American tradition of holiday storytelling in the wake of the Civil War to today, this is the biggest and best anthology of American Christmas stories ever assembled. From ghost stories to the genres of crime, science fiction, fantasy, westerns, humor, and horror, stories of Christmas morning, gifts, wise men, nativities, family, commercialism, and dinners from New York to Texas to outer space, this anthology reveals the evolution of Christmas in America--as well as the surprising ways in which it has remained the same.

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Library of America and Connie Willis present 150 years of diverse, ingenious, and uniquely American Christmas stories

Christmas took on its modern cast in America, and over the last 150 years the most magical time of the year has inspired scores of astonishingly diverse and ingenious stories. Library of America joins with acclaimed author Connie Willis to present a unparalleled collection of American stories about Christmas, literary gems that showcase how the holiday became one of the signature aspects of our culture.

Spanning from the origins of the American tradition of holiday storytelling in the wake of the Civil War to today, this is the biggest and best anthology of American Christmas stories ever assembled. From ghost stories to the genres of crime, science fiction, fantasy, westerns, humor, and horror, stories of Christmas morning, gifts, wise men, nativities, family, commercialism, and dinners from New York to Texas to outer space, this anthology reveals the evolution of Christmas in America--as well as the surprising ways in which it has remained the same.
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