The Collection of Santa Claus (Illustrated Edition)

The Collection of Santa Claus (Illustrated Edition)

by Louisa May AlcottO. Henry Mark Twain and others
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date: 23/12/2019
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The Christmas Collection will accompany you throughout this magical Christmas period. more than 400+ illustrated novels, stories, poems, songs and Christmas legends that will delight both children and adult. Louisa May Alcott, O. Henry, Mark Twain, Beatrix Potter, Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Emily Dickinson, Robert Louis Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, Hans Christian Andersen, Selma Lagerlöf, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Martin Luther, Walter Scott, J. M. Barrie, Anthony Trollope, Brothers Grimm, L. Frank Baum, Lucy Maud Montgomery, George Macdonald, Leo Tolstoy, Henry Van Dyke, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Clement Moore, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, William Wordsworth, Alfred Lord Tennyson, William Butler Yeats, Eleanor H. Porter, Jacob A. Riis, Susan Anne Livingston Ridley Sedgwick, Sophie May, Lucas Malet, Juliana Horatia Ewing, Alice Hale Burnett, Ernest Ingersoll, Annie F. Johnston, Amanda M. Douglas, Amy Ella Blanchard, Carolyn Wells, Walter Crane, Thomas Nelson Page, Florence L. Barclay, A. S. Boyd, Edward A. Rand, Max Brand, William John Locke, Nora A. Smith, Phebe A. Curtiss, Nellie C. King, Booker T. Washington, Lucy Wheelock, Aunt Hede, Frederick E. Dewhurst, Maud Lindsay, Marjorie L. C. Pickthall, Jay T. Stocking, Anna Robinson, Phebe A. Curtiss, Florence M. Kingsley, Olive Thorne Miller, M. A. L. Lane, Elizabeth Harkison, Raymond Mcalden, F. E. Mann, Winifred M. Kirkland, François Coppée, Katherine Pyle, Grace Margaret Gallaher, Elia W. Peattie, F. Arnstein, James Weber Linn, Anne Hollingsworth Wharton, Elbridge S. Brooks, Isabel Cecilia Williams, Anton Chekhov, Armando Palacio Valdés, André Theuriet, Alphonse Daudet, Benito Pérez Galdós, Antonio Maré, Pedro A. De Alarcón, Jules Simon, Marcel Prévost, Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Maxime Du Camp, Mary Hartwell Catherwood, F. L. Stealey, Kate Upson Clark, Marion Clifford, E. E. Hale, Willis Boyd Allen, Edgar Wallace, Georg Schuster, Harrison S. Morris, BjørnstjerneBjørnson, Matilda Betham Edwards, Angelo J. Lewis, Vernon Lee, Guy De Maupassant, Saki, Bret Harte, Robert E. Howard, William Francis Dawson, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Christopher North, Susan Coolidge, Oliver Bell Bunce, Phillips Brooks, William Drummond, James Russell Lowell, Alfred Domett, Reginald Heber, Dinah Maria Mulock, Margaret Deland, John Addington Symonds, Edward Thring, Cecil Frances Alexander, Mary Austin, James S. Park, Isaac Watts, Robert Herrick, Edmund Hamilton Sears, Ben Jonson, Edmund Bolton, Robert Southwell, C.s. Stone, James Whitcomb Riley, Frances Ridley Havergal, William Morris, Charles Mackay, Harriet F. Blodgett, Eliza Cook, George Wither, John G. Whittier, Richard Watson Gilder, Tudor Jenks, William Makepeace Thackeray, Henry Vaughan, Christian Burke, Andrew Lang, Emily Huntington Miller, Cyril Winterbotham, Enoch Arnold Bennett, Mary Louisa Molesworth, Meredith Nicholson, A. M. Williamson, C. N. Williamson, Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, James Selwin Tait, Booth Tarkington, Evaleen Stein, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Frank Samuel Child, Samuel McChord Crothers, Sarah Orne Jewett, Georgianna M. Bishop, Sarah P. Doughty, John Punnett Peters, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Selma Lagerlof

ISBN:
9782380371321
9782380371321
Category:
Christian worship
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
23-12-2019
Language:
English
Publisher:
Rmb
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.

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.

Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name, Mark Twain, was born on November 30, 1835, in the tiny village of Florida, Missouri.

Writing grand tales about Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn and the mighty Mississippi River, Mark Twain explored the American soul with wit, buoyancy, and a sharp eye for truth. He became nothing less than a national treasure.

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.

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, in 1564. The date of his birth is unknown but is celebrated on 23 April, which happens to be St George's Day, and the day in 1616 on which Shakespeare died.

Aged eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway. They had three children. Around 1585 William joined an acting troupe on tour in Stratford from London, and thereafter spent much of his life in the capital. By 1595 he had written five of his history plays, six comedies and his first tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. In all, he wrote thirty-seven plays and much poetry, and earned enormous fame in his own lifetime in prelude to his immortality.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, in 1811, the seventh child of a well-known Congregational minister, Lyman Beecher. The family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where she met and married Calvin Stowe, a professor of theology, in 1836.

Living just across the Ohio River from the slave-holding state of Kentucky, and becoming aware of the plight of escaping slaves, led her to write Uncle Tom’s Cabin, published in book form in 1842. She wrote the novel amidst the difficulties of bringing up a large family of six children.

The runaway success of Uncle Tom’s Cabin made its author a well-known publish figure. Stowe died in 1896.

Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886) lived in almost complete isolation from the outside world, but maintained many correspondences and read widely.

Upon her death, Dickinson's family discovered 40 handbound volumes of her poems, which she had assembled herself.

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.

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.

Walter Scott

Walter Scott was born in Edinburgh on 15 August 1777. He was educated in Edinburgh and called to the bar in 1792, succeeding his father as Writer to the Signet, then Clerk of Session. He published anonymous translations of German Romantic poetry from 1797, in which year he also married. In 1805 he published his first major work, a romantic poem called The Lay of the Last Minstrel, became a partner in a printing business, and several other long poems followed, including Marmion (1808) and The Lady of the Lake (1810) . These poems found acclaim and great popularity, but from 1814 and the publication of Waverley , Scott turned almost exclusively to novel-writing, albeit anonymously.

A hugely prolific period of writing produced over twenty-five novels, including Rob Roy (1817), The Heart of Midlothian (1818), The Bride of Lammermoor (1819), Kenilworth (1821) and Redgauntlet (1824) . Already sheriff-depute of Selkirkshire, Scott was created a baronet in 1820. The printing business in which Scott was a partner ran into financial difficulties in 1826, and Scott devoted his energies to work in order to repay the firm’s creditors, publishing many more novels, dramatic works, histories and a life of Napoleon Bonaparte. Sir Walter Scott died on 21 September 1832 at Abbotsford, the home he had built on the Scottish Borders.

Walter Scott was born in Edinburgh in 1771, educated at the High School and University there and admitted to the Scottish Bar in 1792. From 1799 until his death he was Sheriff of Selkirkshire, and from 1806 to 1830 he held a well-paid office as a principal clerk to the Court of Session in Edinburgh, the supreme Scottish civil court. From 1805, too, Scott was secretly an investor in, and increasingly controller of, the printing and publishing businesses of his associates, the Ballantyne brothers.

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