A Literary Christmas

Author: British Library
ISBN: 9780712352765
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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: Various
ISBN: 9781628340235
Size: 12,92 MB
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A Christmas Carol And Its Adaptations

Author: Fred Guida
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786428406
Size: 16,67 MB
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This book examines the original writing of the story, including its political, economic, and historical context. The major interpretations are analyzed within their various media: stage, magic lantern shows, silent film, talkies, and television. A complete annotated filmography is included, with commentary on each version's loyalty to the original text. Includes 25 previously unpublished photos as well as analysis of previously undocumented productions.

From Christmas To Twelfth Night In Southern Illinois

Author: John J. Dunphy
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1614232539
Size: 18,11 MB
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Journey to a region where all the perennials are said to bloom at midnight on Christmas Eve and where a family's luck is determined by the first person to walk through their door on New Year's Day. Spend a literary Christmas in Herrin, listen to the twelve bells of Belleville ring out the coming year and greet the Three Kings of Germantown at Epiphany. Whether you are a newcomer to southern Illinois or whether you feel like you have been singing "La Guiannee" since the tradition started in Prairie du Rocher in 1720, join John J. Dunphy for a season of sacred memories and merry recollections.

The Routledge Companion To Literature And Food

Author: Lorna Piatti-Farnell
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351216007
Size: 13,54 MB
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The Routledge Companion to Literature and Food explores the relationship between food and literature in transnational contexts, serving as both an introduction and a guide to the field in terms of defining characteristics and development. Balancing a wide-reaching view of the long histories and preoccupations of literary food studies, with attentiveness to recent developments and shifts, the volume illuminates the aesthetic, cultural, political, and intellectual diversity of the representation of food and eating in literature.

Doctor For Christmas

Author: Patricia W. Fischer
Editor: Tule Publishing
ISBN: 1949707377
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Nurse Shelly Westbrook has returned home to Marietta hoping to give her son and niece a Christmas holiday to reboot a disappointing year. Christmas is magic and Marietta is the perfect place for them all to start over. Dr. Peter Davidson has never indulged in the Christmas spirt, but he thinks he’s hallucinating when he reaches the city limits and sees a sleigh driven by a white bearded man in a red suit. The minor collision is inevitable, as is his slight concussion. His obsession with the beautiful angel of a nurse who stops to render aid is unexpected, but just what the doctor ordered. Can two people nursing broken hearts find love in a quiet mountain town that has always promised new beginnings?

The New Monthly Magazine And Literary Journal

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The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson Volume 6

Author: Thomas Jefferson
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691184712
Size: 15,81 MB
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The description for this book, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 6: May 1781 to March 1784, will be forthcoming.