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A Literary Christmas

Author : Richard Fairman
ISBN : 0712356134
Genre : Literary Collections
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From its very origins--as a story in a holy book--Christmas has been celebrated in words. Poets and writers of all sorts, and from all over, have honored the season with their pens, and A Literary Christmas gathers the best of those pieces in a package that anyone would be happy to find beneath their tree on Christmas morning. Within these covers we find Dickens' three spirits keeping company with the jovial Mr. Pickwick, P. G. Wodehouse lamenting Christmas on a diet even as Thomas Tusser counts the cost of a Tudor feast, Jane Austen snowbound in Bath and Kipling importing an English Christmas to India, John Donne turning to the religious side of the holiday and Nancy Mitford talking up tinsel and other trappings of the festive season. Together, the selections show the many sides of Christmas--devotional season, family gathering, and frenzy of buying and giving. Classics alternate with lesser-known works, and surprises abound like plums in a good pudding. Beautifully produced, and radiating warmth for winter's most wonderful season, A Literary Christmas is the perfect book for reading aloud on Christmas Eve, a ready-made family tradition.

A Literary Christmas

Author : British Library
ISBN : 0712352767
Genre : Fiction
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This seasonal compendium collects together poems, short stories, and prose extracts by some of the greatest poets and writers in the English language. Like Charles Dickens's ghosts of Christmas Past and Present, they are representative of times old and new--from John Donne's Elizabethan hymn over the baby Jesus to Benjamin Zephaniah's "Talking Turkeys," from Thomas Tusser counting the cost of a Tudor feast to P. G. Wodehouse's wry story about Christmas on a diet. Enjoy a Christmas Day as described by Samuel Pepys, Anthony Trollope, George Eliot, or Nancy Mitford. Venture out into the snow in the company of Jane Austen, Henry James, and Dickens's Mr. Pickwick. Entertain the children with the seasonal tales of Dylan Thomas, Kenneth Grahame, and Oscar Wilde.

A Literary Christmas

Author : Lilly Golden
ISBN : 0871135833
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Throughout the centuries, many authors have graced readers with their literary visions of Christmas. This collection features stories by Anne Beattie, Raymond Carver, Italo Calvino, Tobias Wolff, and other contemporary authors that celebrate the spirit of Christmas present. "Wonderful to read aloud or savor quietly".--Booklist.

Gcse English Literature For Aqa A Christmas Carol Student Book

Author : Imelda Pilgrim
ISBN : 9781316504604
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A new series of bespoke, full-coverage resources developed for the 2015 GCSE English qualifications. Written for the AQA GCSE English Literature specification for first teaching from 2015, this Student Book provides in-depth support for studying A Christmas Carol. Exploring Dickens's novel chapter-by-chapter and as a whole text, this resource builds students' skills and confidence in understanding and writing about this 19th-century classic. An enhanced digital version and a free Teacher's Resource are also available.

Friendship S Offering A Literary Album And Christmas And New Year S Present

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ISBN : OCLC:177720284
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Christmas Cats

Author : Shirley Rousseau Murphy
ISBN : 159609155X
Genre : Literary Collections
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Cat lovers and owners will delight in this charming and quirky collection of poems, stories and essays highlighting the humorous and touching moments arising from owning a cat at Christmas. This enjoyable anthology features timeless classics by James Herriot, Cleveland Amory, Rita Mae Brown and Willie Morris.

Christmas Dogs

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ISBN : 1596091576
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Dogs may be man's best friend, and they are definately considered part of the family. As any dog owner will attest, a home just doesn't feel the same without a dog. The unique bond between dogs and their owners at Christmas is captured in this charming and heartwarming anthology of priginal and perviously published peices. Included are works from James Herriot, Willie Morris, Jon Katz, and Susan Orlean.

The Literary Panorama

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ISBN : NYPL:33433081672994
Genre : English literature
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The New Monthly Magazine And Literary Journal Vol Ii

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The Literary Panorama And National Register

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