A Literary Christmas

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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
Language: en
Pages: 152
Authors: British Library
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09 - Publisher:

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
A Literary Christmas
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Richard Fairman, The British Library
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-01 - Publisher: British Library Board

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
A Literary Christmas
Language: en
Pages: 321
Authors: Lilly Golden
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher:

Features the work of Calvino, Paley, Carver, Bradbury, Beattie, Dillard, Highsmith, and others
A Literary Christmas
Language: en
Pages: 151
Authors: British Library
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: British Library Board

For as long as Christmas has been celebrated, poets and writers have sought to explore every aspect of it, from the story of the nativity to the festive traditions families worldwide have established over the centuries. And such works have forever changed the way we think about the holiday. Where
A Children's Literary Christmas
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Anna James
Categories: Christmas
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10 - Publisher:

Immerse yourself in some truly festive magic with this brand-new collection of the finest Christmas stories, prose, songs and poetry from some of the greatest writers in the English language. Inspired by the approach and style of the British Library's 2018 bestseller A Literary Christmas, this carefully chosen anthology moves