Classic Christmas Stories: A Collection of Timeless Holiday Tales

Classic Christmas Stories: A Collection of Timeless Holiday Tales

by Annie Roe CarrSanta Claus Alice Duer Miller and others
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Publication Date: 15/09/2018

  1. Annie Roe Carr - Nan Sherwood's Winter Holidays 02. Alice Duer Miller - The Burglar And The Wizard 03. Berthold Auerbach - Christian Gellert's Last Christmas 04. Bret Harte - How Santa Claus Came to Simpson's Bar 05. Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol 06. L. Frank Baum - A Kidnapped Santa Claus 07. Charles Dickens - A Christmas Tree 08. Charles Dickens - Nobody's Story 09. Charles Dickens - The Child's Story 10. Charles Dickens - The Chimes 11. Charles Dickens - The Cricket on the Hearth 12. Charles Dickens - The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain 13. Charles Dickens - The Poor Relation's Story 14. Charles Dickens - The Schoolboy's Story 15. Charles Dickens - What Christmas Is As We Grow Older 16. Evaleen Stein - The Christmas Porringer 17. Florence L. Barclay - The Upas Tree 18. Henry van Dyke - The Christmas Angel 19. Henry van Dyke - Christmas-Giving And Christmas-Living 20. Henry van Dyke - A Short Christmas Sermon 21. Henry van Dyke - Christmas Prayers 22. Jacob August Riis - Nibsy's Christmas 23. Jacob August Riis - What The Christmas Sun Saw In The Tenements 24. Jacob August Riis - Skippy Of Scrabble Alley 25. Jacob Grimm - The Elves And The Shoemaker 26. Laura Lee Hope - The Story of a Nodding Donkey 27. Laura Lee Hope - The Story of a Stuffed Elephant 28. Louisa May Alcott - The Abbot's Ghost, or Maurice Treherne's Temptation 29. L. Frank Baum - Life And Adventures Of Santa Claus 30. Martha Finley - Christmas with Grandma Elsie 31. Meredith Nicholson - A Reversible Santa Claus 32. Nathaniel Hawthorne - Christmas Banquet 33. Nathaniel Hawthorne - Snowflakes 34. Newton Booth Tarkington - Beasley's Christmas Party 35. O.Henry - A Chaparral Christmas Gift 36. O.Henry - Christmas By Injunction 37. O.Henry - The Gift of the Magi 38. O.Henry - Whistling Dick's Christmas Stocking 39. R.L. Stevenson - A Christmas Sermon 40. Theodore Parker - The Two Christmas Celebrations, A.D. I. and MDCCCLV 41. Thomas Hill - Christmas 42. Washington Irving - Christmas Eve 43. Amy Ella Blanchard - Little Maid Marian 44. Laura Lee Hope - Six Little Bunkers At Grandpa Ford's 45. Washington Irving - Christmas Day 46. Washington Irving - Christmas 47. Washington Irving - The Christmas Dinner 48. Washington Irving - The Stage-coach 49. William Shakespeare - Twelfth Night 50. Zona Gale - Christmas

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Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was born in 1812 and became the most popular novelist of the Victorian era.

A prolific writer, he published more than a dozen novels in his lifetime, including Oliver Twist, Great Expectations and Hard Times, most of which have been adapted many times over for radio, stage and screen.

L. Frank Baum

Lyman Frank Baum, born May 15 1856, was an American author of children's books, best known for writing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He wrote thirteen novel sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a host of other works (55 novels in total, plus four "lost" novels, 83 short stories, over 200 poems, an unknown number of scripts, and many miscellaneous writings), and made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and screen.

His works anticipated such century-later commonplaces as television, augmented reality, laptop computers (The Master Key), wireless telephones (Tik-Tok of Oz), women in high risk, action-heavy occupations (Mary Louise in the Country), and the ubiquity of advertising on clothing (Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work).

On May 5, 1919, Baum suffered from a stroke. He died quietly the next day, nine days short of his 63rd birthday.His final Oz book, Glinda of Oz, was published on July 10, 1920, a year after his death. The Oz series was continued long after his death by other authors, notably Ruth Plumly Thompson, who wrote an additional nineteen Oz books.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in Salem, Massachusetts, where he wrote the bulk of his masterful tales of American colonial history.

His career as a novelist began with The Scarlet Letter (1850) and also includes The house of the Seven Gables, The Blithedale Romance, and The Marble Faun.

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.

Jacob Grimm

Jacob Grimm (1785-1863), one half of of the renowned Brothers Grimm, was a German philologist, jurist, and mythologist. He was also a linguist, and discoverer of "Grimms law," and wrote several of the Wests best known fairy tales along with his brother Wilhelm. He was born in the town of Hanau, in what was at the time the Holy Roman Empire. He was a graduate of the University of Marburg.

O. Henry

O. Henry (1862-1910) had a short but colourful life. Born William Porter in Greensboro, North Carolina, he initially worked as a pharmacist before moving into journalism. In 1896 he was arrested for embezzling funds while working as a bookkeeper for a bank.

In a moment of madness, he absconded on his way to the courthouse before his trial and fled to Honduras for six months. He returned to face trial after learning that his wife was dying of tuberculosis and served three years in jail. While in prison, he adopted the pen name O. Henry, and after his release he found great fame and popularity as a short story writer.

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.

Washington Irving

Washington Irving was born in 1783 in New York City. In addition to writing fiction, Irving studied law, worked for his family's business in England and wrote essays for periodicals.

Some of his most famous tales, including Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, were first published under the pseudonym Geoffrey Crayon.

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