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The Big Christmas Basket: 200+ Christmas Novels, Stories, Poems & Carols (Illustrated)

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The Big Christmas Basket: 200+ Christmas Novels, Stories, Poems & Carols (Illustrated) encapsulates the festive spirit through an unparalleled aggregation of works, embodying a diverse spectrum of literary forms. From the evocative poems of Wordsworth and Tennyson to the compelling narratives of Dickens and Twain, the collection offers a panoramic view of Christmas as not just a holiday, but as a multifaceted cultural phenomenon. The anthology distinguishes itself by including not only texts from the Anglophone literary canon but also translations of pivotal works by European authors such as Chekhov and Dostoevsky, fostering a richer understanding of the holiday's global significance and thematic diversity. The stories, carols, and poems delve into themes of love, charity, joy, redemption, and the quintessential human yearning for warmth and light during the winter solstice. The backgrounds of the contributing authors represent a confluence of the 19th and early 20th centuries most influential literary voices, each bringing their unique cultural contexts and aesthetic sensibilities to the anthology. The collection aligns with various historical and cultural movements, from Romanticism to Realism, offering readers a snapshot of the eras prevailing philosophies and societal norms. These varied voices coalesce to paint a comprehensive picture of the Christmas season, its universal appeal, and its capacity to inspire hope and reflection across different societies and epochs. Recommended for readers seeking to immerse themselves in the holiday spirit through a literary lens, The Big Christmas Basket serves as a testament to the enduring power of storytelling in celebrating human connections and the timeless values of generosity and goodwill. The anthology invites readers on a spellbinding journey through winter landscapes of the imagination, bridging historical gaps and cultural differences to reveal the common thread of humanity's shared traditions and aspirations during the festive season.
Selma LagerlöfEdgar WallaceMark TwainAlphonse DaudetRobert Louis StevensonHenry Wadsworth LongfellowGuy de MaupassantLouisa May AlcottRobert E. HowardRudyard KiplingCharles DickensJ. M. BarrieVernon LeeHans Christian AndersenAnthony TrollopeEmily DickinsonO. HenryAnton ChekhovEleanor H. PorterAlfred TennysonWilliam WordsworthHarriet Beecher StoweBeatrix PotterWalter ScottE. T. A. HoffmannBret HarteSakiThomas Nelson PageHenry Van DykeBjørnstjerne BjørnsonCarolyn WellsFyodor DostoevskyMax BrandBooker T. WashingtonWilliam John LockeGustavo Adolfo BécquerClement MooreJuliana Horatia EwingWilliam Butler YeatsFlorence L. BarclayAmy Ella BlanchardJacob A. RiisWalter CraneBenito Pérez GaldósJules SimonArmando Palacio ValdésAndré TheurietMarcel PrévostFrançois CoppéeMaxime Du CampErnest IngersollOlive Thorne MillerElbridge S. BrooksIsabel Cecilia WilliamsMary Hartwell CatherwoodAnnie F. JohnstonSophie MayAmanda M. DouglasLucas MaletWillis Boyd AllenMaud LindsayKate Upson ClarkMarjorie L. C. PickthallSusan Anne Livingston Ridley SedgwickAnne Hollingsworth WhartonAlice Hale BurnettElia W. PeattieA. S. BoydEdward A. RandHarrison S. MorrisGeorg SchusterMatilda Betham EdwardsAngelo J. LewisE. E. HaleMarion CliffordF. ArnsteinJames Weber LinnAntonio MaréPedro A. De AlarcónF. L. StealeyGrace Margaret GallaherNora A. SmithPhebe A. CurtissNellie C. KingLucy WheelockAunt HedeFrederick E. DewhurstJay T. StockingAnna RobinsonFlorence M. KingsleyM. A. L. LaneElizabeth HarkisonRaymond McaldenF. E. MannWinifred M. KirklandKatherine Pyle