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Classic Christmas stories : sixteen timeless yuletide tales
Livshin, Julia.
Publication Information:
Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, [2003]

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xv, 384 pages ; 19 cm
The gift of the Magi / O. Henry -- Christmas Jenny / Mary Wilkins Freeman -- Christmas every day / William Dean Howells -- From the garden of a friend / Mary Agnes Tincker -- The Christmas club / Edward Eggleston -- Vanka / Anton Chekhov -- Reginald's Christmas revel / Saki -- Mrs. Podgers' teapot / Louisa May Alcott -- The story of the goblins who stole a sexton / Charles Dickens -- The Christmas shadrach / Frank R. Stockton -- Dancing Dan's Christmas / Damon Runyon -- Christmas storms and sunshine / Elizabeth Gaskell -- The blue carbuncle / Arthur Conan Doyle -- The bachelor's Christmas / Robert Grant -- How Santa Claus came to Simpson's Bar / Bret Harte -- The man who was like Shakespeare / William Black.
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PS648.C45 C48 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Holiday

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To help stoke the Christmas spirit, this collection of tales provides a look at Christmas from the perspective of some of America's writers of the early 20th century. Authors include Nathaniel Hawthorne, Jack London, Mary Agnes Tincker and Sarah Orne Jewett.

Author Notes

Julia Livshin is a staff editor at The Atlantic Monthly. She received her M.A. from Harvard University and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

O. HenryMary Wilkins FreemanWilliam Dean HowellsMary Agnes TinckerEdward EgglestonAnton ChekhovSaki (H. H. Munro)Louisa May AlcottCharles DickensFrank R. StocktonDamon RunyonElizabeth GaskellArthur Conan DoyleRobert GrantBret HarteWilliam Black
Introductionp. XI
The Gift of the Magip. 1
Christmas Jennyp. 11
Christmas Every Dayp. 35
From the Garden of a Friendp. 49
The Christmas Clubp. 71
Vankap. 107
Reginald's Christmas Revelp. 115
Mrs. Podgers' Teapotp. 121
The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sextonp. 153
The Christmas Shadrachp. 173
Dancing Dan's Christmasp. 207
Christmas Storms and Sunshinep. 223
The Blue Carbunclep. 243
The Bachelor's Christmasp. 279
How Santa Claus Came to Simpson's Barp. 321
The Man Who Was Like Shakspearep. 347