The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories: From Hans Christian Andersen to Angela Carter

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Penguin Books Ltd (UK) The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories: From Hans Christian Andersen to Angela Carter
Penguin Books Ltd (UK) - The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories: From Hans Christian Andersen to Angela Carter

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The ultimate festive anthology of the best Christmas stories of all time, selected from around the worldA Penguin Classics HardcoverThis is a collection of the most magical, moving, chilling and surprising Christmas stories from around the world, taking us from frozen Nordic woods to glittering Paris, a New York speakeasy to an English country house, bustling Lagos to midnight mass in Rio, and even outer space.Here are classic tales from writers including Truman Capote, Shirley Jackson, Dylan Thomas, Saki and Chekhov, as well as little-known treasures such as Italo Calvino's wry sideways look at Christmas consumerism, Wolfdietrich Schnurre's story of festive ingenuity in Berlin, Selma Lagerlof's enchanted forest in Sweden, and Irène Nemerovsky's dark family portrait. Featuring santas, ghosts, trolls, unexpected guests, curmudgeons and miracles, here is Christmas as imagined by some of the greatest short story writers of all time.

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Biografie:
Jessica Harrison (editor) is the editorial director of Penguin Classics UK.
Rezension:
From Hans Christian Andersen to Angela Carter, this greatest hits compilation also happens to be beautifully published. Inside you ll find ghosts, miracles, grouchy curmudgeons, and plenty of snow. Daily Mail ( Books of the Year )

Perfect for any looming Boxing Day boredom. The Herald (Scotland)
Sprache:
Englisch
Exzerpt:
Contents

The Fir Tree by Hans Christian Andersen
The Cat on the Dovrefjell by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe
A Christmas Party and a Wedding by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
St. Anthony and His Pig by Paul Arène
Boys by Anton Chekhov
Midnight Mass by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
Reginald s Christmas Revel by Saki
The Legend of the Christmas Rose by Selma Lagerlöf
A Chaparral Christmas Gift by O. Henry
Noël by Irène Némirovsky
Dancing Dan s Christmas by Damon Runyon
The Necklace of Pearls by Dorothy L. Sayers
One Christmas Eve by Langston Hughes
The Christmas Turkey by Mário de Andrade
Green Holly by Elizabeth Bowen
Christmas Morning by Frank O Connor
A Child s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas
The Little Restaurant near Place des Ternes by Georges Simenon
The Gift by Ray Bradbury
A Visit to the Bank by Shirley Jackson
The Prisoners by Bienvenido Santos
The Leaf-Sweeper by Muriel Spark
A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote
The Loan by Wolfdietrich Schnurre
Christmas Eve by Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen
The Loudest Voice by Grace Paley
A Cold Christmas Walk in the Country by Laurie Lee
Santa s Children by Italo Calvino
Christmas by Tove Jansson
Just Because of Xmas by Cyprian Ekwensi
Noël. Texas. 1956 by Lucia Berlin
The Ghost Ships by Angela Carter
Seitenanzahl:
288
Herausgeber:
Harrison, Jessica
Medientyp:
Buch gebunden
Verlag:
Penguin Books Ltd (UK)

Stammdaten

Produkttyp:
Buch Gebunden
Veröffentlichungsdatum:
10. November 2020
Verpackungsabmessungen:
0.239 x 0.162 x 0.031 m; 0.599 kg
GTIN:
09780241396698
DUIN:
NFLRGBPF1MD
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