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The Ultimate Christmas Library: 400+ Novels, Stories, Poems, Carols & Legends

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The Ultimate Christmas Library: 400+ Novels, Stories, Poems, Carols & Legends represents an unparalleled collection of literary works centered around the theme of Christmas, showcasing a vast array of styles from the poetic to the prosaic, the fantastic to the historical. This anthology spans centuries of literary tradition, capturing the spirit of Christmas through a diverse blend of voices and perspectives. It offers readers standout pieces that highlight the cultural, religious, and emotional dimensions of the holiday season, making it a rich tapestry of human experience viewed through the lens of Christmas. Within its pages, the reader will find works that capture the essence of joy, reflection, celebration, and contemplation associated with the season. The contributing authors and editors of this compilation are a veritable who's who of literary giants, including Charles Dickens, whose 'A Christmas Carol' has become synonymous with Christmas literature itself, Mark Twain, William Shakespeare, and Leo Tolstoy, among others. This collection not only aligns with various historical and cultural movements but represents a confluence of literary achievements that have shaped our understanding of Christmas. The varied backgrounds of these authors provide a multi-layered exploration of the holiday, from its Christian roots with contributions from Martin Luther to its cultural celebration in works by Harriet Beecher Stowe and others, offering an unprecedented breadth of insight into the holiday season from different times and places. This anthology is an invaluable resource for anyone looking to immerse themselves in the literature of Christmas. It provides an educational journey through the ways in which this holiday has been celebrated, understood, and conceptualized across different cultures and epochs. The Ultimate Christmas Library is not merely a collection of holiday stories but a significant cultural artifact that fosters a deeper appreciation of the literary canon surrounding Christmas. It is an essential volume for scholars, students, and Christmas enthusiasts alike, inviting readers to explore the depth and diversity of Christmas literature and to engage in a global conversation about the meaning and impact of this enduring holiday.
Selma LagerlöfGuy de MaupassantEdgar WallaceMark TwainAlphonse DaudetGeorge MacdonaldRobert Louis StevensonHenry Wadsworth LongfellowElizabeth Cleghorn GaskellFrances Hodgson BurnettLouisa May AlcottLucy Maud MontgomeryRobert E. HowardRudyard KiplingSarah Orne JewettWilliam MorrisCharles DickensL. Frank BaumSusan CoolidgeJ. M. BarrieWilliam Makepeace ThackerayWilliam ShakespeareVernon LeeHans Christian AndersenLeo TolstoyAnthony TrollopeEmily DickinsonO. HenryAnton ChekhovEleanor H. PorterAndrew LangWilliam WordsworthHarriet Beecher StoweBeatrix PotterWalter ScottMartin LutherE. T. A. HoffmannCharles MackayBrothers GrimmBret HarteSakiMeredith NicholsonThomas Nelson PageBooth TarkingtonHenry Van DykeBjørnstjerne BjørnsonCarolyn WellsFyodor DostoevskySelma LagerlofMax BrandBooker T. WashingtonWilliam John LockeGustavo Adolfo BécquerClement 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 JonsonErnest IngersollOlive Thorne MillerMary Louisa MolesworthMary E. Wilkins FreemanC. N. WilliamsonA. M. WilliamsonJohn Addington SymondsElbridge S. BrooksIsabel Cecilia WilliamsMary Hartwell CatherwoodOliver Bell BunceRobert HerrickAnnie F. JohnstonSamuel McChord CrothersSophie MayJames Whitcomb RileyAmanda M. DouglasLucas 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. RandEdward ThringHarrison S. MorrisAlfred Lord TennysonSusan 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 VaughanJohn 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