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The Santa's Library: 450+ Christmas Novels, Tales, Carols & Legends

A Christmas Carol, Silent Night, The Gift of the Magi, Christmas-Tree Land, The Three Kings…

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The Santa's Library: 450+ Christmas Novels, Tales, Carols & Legends is a monumental anthology that weaves together a tapestry of narratives from a wide spectrum of literary traditions, highlighting the universal themes of love, generosity, and the human spirit that are particularly reflective during the Christmas season. This collection spans the gamut from the timeless eloquence of William Shakespeare to the poignant simplicity of Hans Christian Andersen, offering readers a rich variety of literary styles including the gothic, the fantastical, the poetic, and the realist. It stands as a testament to the enduring allure of Christmas storytelling, with standout pieces that encapsulate the joy, sorrow, humor, and reflection that the holiday evokes, providing a comprehensive overview of Christmas literature's evolution and its cultural significance across different periods and societies. The contributing authors and editors, renowned figures in their own rights like Charles Dickens, known for his quintessential Christmas stories, and Emily Dickinson, with her introspective poetics, represent a convergence of historical, cultural, and literary movements from Romanticism to Victorian literature, and beyond. Together, they harmonize to capture the multifaceted essence of Christmas, each contributing their unique voice to the exploration of themes such as redemption, faith, and the social injustices of their times. This anthology situates itself within a rich literary and cultural context, offering insights into how Christmas has served as a canvas for authors to project their hopes, criticisms, and dreams, thus enriching the reader's understanding of the broader human experience through the prism of Christmas narratives. The Santa's Library: 450+ Christmas Novels, Tales, Carols & Legends is an indispensable volume for anyone interested in the cultural history of Christmas, the evolution of holiday literature, and the remarkable breadth of insight such a multitude of perspectives brings to the festive season. It invites readers to delve into the depths of human emotion and societal values encapsulated in these stories, carols, and legends. This anthology is not just a celebration of Christmas but a journey through the myriad ways in which this holiday has been immortalized in print. It is an educational treasure trove that promises to enlighten, entertain, and inspire readers with the spirit of Christmas, making it a perfect addition to any literary collection.
Selma LagerlöfGuy de MaupassantEdgar WallaceMark TwainArthur Conan DoyleAlphonse DaudetGeorge MacdonaldRobert Louis StevensonHenry Wadsworth LongfellowElizabeth Cleghorn GaskellFrances Hodgson BurnettLouisa May AlcottLucy Maud MontgomeryNathaniel HawthorneRobert E. HowardRudyard KiplingSarah Orne JewettWilliam MorrisWashington IrvingCharles DickensL. Frank BaumSusan CoolidgeJ. M. BarrieWilliam Makepeace ThackerayWilliam ShakespeareVernon LeeHans Christian AndersenLeo TolstoyAnthony TrollopeEmily DickinsonO. HenryMary Elizabeth BraddonAnton ChekhovEleanor H. PorterAndrew LangAlfred TennysonWilliam WordsworthHarriet Beecher StoweBeatrix PotterWalter ScottMartin LutherE. T. A. HoffmannCharles MackayBrothers GrimmBret HarteSakiWilla CatherMeredith NicholsonThomas Nelson PageBooth TarkingtonHenry Van DykeBjørnstjerne BjørnsonCarolyn WellsFyodor DostoevskyNell SpeedEllis Parker ButlerMax BrandBooker T. WashingtonWilliam John LockeGustavo Adolfo BécquerMargaret SidneyClement MooreHamilton Wright MabieJuliana Horatia EwingWilliam Butler YeatsFlorence L. BarclayAmy Ella BlanchardJacob A. RiisWalter CraneBenito Pérez GaldósMary AustinJules SimonArmando Palacio ValdésAndré TheurietMarcel PrévostFrançois CoppéeMaxime Du CampJames Russell LowellBen JonsonRalph Henry BarbourErnest IngersollOlive Thorne MillerMary Louisa MolesworthMary E. Wilkins FreemanC. N. WilliamsonA. M. WilliamsonCyrus Townsend BradyJohn Addington SymondsJohn LeightonElbridge S. BrooksIsabel Cecilia WilliamsS. Weir MitchellMary Hartwell CatherwoodW. H. H. MurrayOliver Bell BunceRobert HerrickAnnie F. JohnstonRuth McEnery StuartAlice Duer MillerSamuel McChord CrothersSophie MayJames Whitcomb RileyAmanda M. DouglasMary Stewart CuttingLucas MaletGeorge WitherWillis Boyd AllenFrances Ridley HavergalMaud LindsayJames Selwin TaitIsaac WattsEliza CookPhillips BrooksKate Upson ClarkMarjorie L. C. PickthallAnne Hollingsworth WhartonAlice Hale BurnettEvaleen SteinElia W. PeattieCecil Frances AlexanderChristopher NorthA. S. BoydEdward A. RandWilliam Douglas O'ConnorEdward ThringHarrison S. MorrisSusan Anne LivingstonRidley SedgwickJames S. ParkEdmund Hamilton SearsEdmund BoltonRobert SouthwellC.s. StoneHarriet F. BlodgettJohn G. WhittierRichard Watson GilderMargaret DelandReginald HeberGeorg SchusterMatilda Betham EdwardsAngelo J. LewisWilliam Francis DawsonWilliam DrummondAlfred DomettDinah Maria MulockTudor JenksHenry VaughanLaura Elizabeth RichardsJohn Punnett PetersChristian BurkeEmily Huntington MillerCyril WinterbothamEnoch Arnold BennettFrank Samuel ChildGeorgianna M. BishopSarah P. DoughtyE. 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