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Description: Now joining Everyman’s Library—the most extensive and distinguished collectible library of the world’s greatest works—is an appealing new collection in a small Pocket Classics format, perfect for gift giving and reading pleasure. Christmas Storiesis a treasury of short fiction by great writers of the past two centuries—from Dickens and Tolstoy to John Updike and Alice Munro. As a literary subject, Christmas has inspired everything from intimate domestic dramas to fanciful flights of the imagination, and the full range of its expression is represented in this wonderfully engaging anthology. Goblins frolic in the graveyard of an early Dickens tale and a love-struck ghost disrupts a country estate in Elizabeth Bowen’s “Green Holly.” The plight of the less fortunate haunts Chekhov’s “Vanka” and Willa Cather’s “The Burglar’s Christmas” but takes a boisterously comic turn in Damon Runyon’s “Dancing Dan’s Christmas” and in John Cheever’s “Christmas Is a Sad Season for the Poor.” From Vladimir Nabokov’s intensely moving story of a father’s grief in “Christmas” to Truman Capote’s hilarious yet heartbreaking “A Christmas Memory,” from Grace Paley’s Jewish girl starring in the Christmas pageant in “The Loudest Voice” to the dysfunctional family ski holiday in Richard Ford’s “Crèche”—each of the stories gathered here is imbued with Christmas spirit (of one kind or another), and all are richly and indelibly entertaining.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/30/2007
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.75" long x 1.25" tall
|The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton (from The Pickwick Papers)|
|Nikolai Gogol The Night Before Christmas|
|Arthur Conan Doyle The Blue Carbuncle|
|Anthony Trollope Christmas at Thompson Hall|
|Leo Tolstoy Where Love is, God is|
|Anton Checkhov Vanka|
|Willa Cather The Burglar's Christmas|
|O. Henry A Chapparal Christmas Gift|
|Saki (H.H. Munro) Reginald's Christmas Revel|
|Vladimir Nabokov Christmas|
|Damon Runyon Dancing Dan's Christmas|
|Evelyn Waugh Bella Fleace Gave a Party|
|Elizabeth Bowen Green Holly|
|John Cheever Christmas is a Sad Season for the Poor|
|Truman Capote A Christmas Memory|
|John Updike The Carol Sing|
|Muriel Spark Christmas Fugue|
|Grace Paley The Loudest Voice|
|Alice Munro The Turkey Season|
|Richard Ford Creche|