50 Classic Christmas Stories Vol. 3 (Golden Deer Classics)

50 Classic Christmas Stories Vol. 3 (Golden Deer Classics)

by H. W. CollingwoodGolden Deer Classics Hans Christian Andersen and others

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 24/11/2018


CONTENTS H. W. COLLINGWOOD 1. Indian Pete's Christmas Gift HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN 2. The Fir-Tree HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN 3. The Last Dream of the Old Oak Tree HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN 4. The Little Match Girl HARRIET BEECHER STOWE 5. Betty's Bright Idea HARRIET BEECHER STOWE 6. Christmas In Poganuc HARRIET BEECHER STOWE 7. Christmas; or, The Good Fairy HARRIET BEECHER STOWE 8. The First Christmas of New England HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW 9. Christmas Bells HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW 10. The Three Kings HESBA STRETTON 11. The Ghost in the Clock Room JOHN MASEFIELD 12. Christmas JOHN MILTON 13. On the Morning of Christ's Nativity JOHN STRANGE WINTER 14. A Christmas Fairy JOSÉ MARÍA DE PEREDA 15. A Christmas Eve in Spain JULIA SCHAYER 16. Angela's Christmas JULIANA HORATIA EWING 17. The Peace Egg KATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN 18. The Birds' Christmas Carol KATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN 19. The Romance of a Christmas Card KATHARINE LEE BATES 20. Goody Santa Claus on a Sleigh Ride KENNETH GRAHAME 21. Carol LOUISA MAY ALCOTT 22. A Christmas Dream, and How It Came to Be True LOUISA MAY ALCOTT 23. A Country Christmas LOUISA MAY ALCOTT 24. A Song for a Christmas Tree LOUISA MAY ALCOTT 25. Cousin Tribulation's Story LOUISA MAY ALCOTT 26. Tilly's Christmas LOUISA MAY ALCOTT 27. What the Bell Saw and Said LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY 28. A Christmas Inspiration LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY 29. Christmas at Red Butte LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY 30. Uncle Richard's New Year Dinner M.E.S. 31. Christmas MARGARET E. SANGSTER 32. The Christmas Babe MARGERY WILLIAMS 33. The Velveteen Rabbit PETER CHRISTEN ASBJORNSEN 34. Round the Yule-Log: Christmas in Norway RALPH HENRY BARBOUR 35. A College Santa Claus ROBERT ERVIN HOWARD 36. " Golden Hope " Christmas ROBERT FROST 37. Christmas Trees ROBERT INGERSOLL 38. What I Want for Christmas ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON 39. Markheim ROSE TERRY COOKE 40. Christmas RUDYARD KIPLING 41. Christmas in India S. WEIR MITCHELL 42. Mr. Kris Kringle WILLA CATHER 43. A Burglar's Christmas WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS 44. Christmas Every Day WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS 45. The Night Before Christmas WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS 46. The Pony Engine and the Pacific Express WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS 47. The Pumpkin-Glory WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS 48. Turkeys Turning The Tables WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES 49. Christmas WILLIAM J. LOCKE 50. A Christmas Mystery

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Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen was born in Odense, Denmark, in 1805. His Fairy Tales, the first children's stories of their kind, which were published in instalments from 1835 until his death in 1875, have been translated into more than a hundred languages and adapted for every kind of media.

John Milton

John Milton (1608 74) is best known for his epic masterpiece Paradise Lost and for his commitment to the republican cause.

He wrote the crucial justifications for the trial and execution of King Charles I and was Secretary for Foreign Tongues, thus becoming the voice of the revolution. His influence on English literature can only be rivalled by Shakespeare.

Kenneth Grahame

Kenneth Grahame was born in 1859 and wrote fiction and fantasy for children.

He is most famous for The Wind in the Willows (1908), which is considered to be one of the greatest classics of children's literature.

He also wrote The Reluctant Dragon which was later adapted to a Disney movie.

Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott was born on 29 November 1832 in Pennsylvania, and she grew up with plenty of books to read but seldom enough to eat. Louisa went to work when she was very young as a paid companion and teacher, but she loved writing most of all, and like Jo March she started selling sensational stories in order to help provide financial support for her family.

She worked as a nurse during the American Civil War but the experience made her extremely ill. Little Women was published in 1868 and was based on her life growing up with her three sisters. She followed it with three sequels, Good Wives (1869), Little Men (1871) and Jo's Boys (1886) and she also wrote other books for both children and adults. Louisa was also a campaigner for women's rights and the abolition of the slave trade. She died on 6 March 1888.

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Lucy Maud Montgomery was born on Prince Edward Island, Canada, in 1874. Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908, was her first novel and has remained in print across the world ever since. Montgomery died in Toronto in 1942.

Margery Williams

Margery Williams was born in London in 1881. She moved with her family to the USA in 1890 and there started a career as a writer at the age of nineteen.

She wrote many stories for children, of which The Velveteen Rabbit is the most famous. William Nicholson was born in 1872 and was one of England's most prestigious still-life and portrait painters.

He also wrote and illustrated many children's books, including Clever Bill, which is now also available in this new hardback edition from Egmont.

Robert Frost

Robert Frost is one of America's most beloved poets. Born in 1874 in San Francisco, California, he spent most of his life in rural New England.

His poems frequently drew on his rural surroundings to teach deeper principles on life. Some of his most famous poems include "Mending Wall," "Birches," "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," and "The Road Not Taken" featured in this book.

By his passing in 1963, Frost had been awarded four Pulitzer Prizes for poetry, received the Congressional Gold Medal, and been nominated thirty-one times for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He studied law but preferred writing and in 1881 was inspired by his stepson to write Treasure Island.

Other famous adventure stories followed including Kidnapped, as well as the famous collection of poems for children, A Child's Garden of Verses. Robert Louis Stevenson is buried on the island of Samoa.

Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling was born in India in 1865. After intermittently moving between India and England during his early life, he settled in the latter in 1889, published his novel The Light That Failed in 1891 and married Caroline (Carrie) Balestier the following year.

They returned to her home in Brattleboro, Vermont, where Kipling wrote the two Jungle Books and Captains Courageous.

He continued to write prolifically and was the first Englishman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907 but his later years were darkened by the death of his son John at the Battle of Loos in 1915. He died in 1936.

Willa Cather

Willa Cather was born in Virginia in 1873 and moved to Nebraska, with its wide open plains and immigrant farming communities, at the age of nine.

This landscape would deeply affect her later writing. She attended university and became a journalist and teacher in Pittsburgh, and then a magazine editor in New York.

Her first major novel, O Pioneers!, appeared in 1913, and was followed by two more in her prairie trilogy: The Song of the Lark and My Antonia. She lived with the editor Edith Lewis for thirty-nine years until her death in 1947.

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