Christmas Stories download free [PDF and Ebook] by Diana Secker Tesdell

Christmas Stories download free [PDF and Ebook] by Diana Secker Tesdell year 2007
  • Book name: Christmas Stories
  • Author: Diana Secker Tesdell
  • Release date: 2007/4/14
  • Publisher: EVERYMAN
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Poetry and Drama
  • ISBN: 9781841596006
  • Rating: 8.54 of 10
  • Votes: 568
  • Review by: Lily Howell
  • Review rating: 7.96 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/17
  • Total pages: 400
  • Includes a PDF summary of 47 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: As a literary subject, Christmas has inspired everything from intimate domestic dramas, to fanciful flights of the imagination, and the full range of its expression is represented in this wonderfully engaging collection. Goblins frolic in the graveyard of an early Dickens tale; a love-struck ghost disrupts a country estate in Elizabeth Bowen's 'Green Holly'; devils, witches, Cossacks and peasants cavort in Gogol's 'The Night Before Christmas'. The plight of the less fortunate haunts Chekhov's 'Vanka' and Willa Cather's 'The Burglar's Christmas', but takes a boisterously comic turn in Damon Runyon's 'Dancing Dan's Christmas' and John Cheever's 'Christmas is a Sad Season for the Poor'. From Nabokov's intensely moving story of a father's grief in 'Christmas' to Truman Capote's hilarious yet heartbreaking 'A Christmas Memory', from Grace Paley's Jewish girl in the Christmas pageant in 'The Loudest Voice' to the dysfunctional family ski holiday in Richard Ford's 'Creche' - each of the stories is imbued with Christmas spirit of one kind or another, and all are richly and indelibly entertaining.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 21H40M
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Anthologies (non-poetry), Short Story Books, Art Books
  • Available formats: TIFF, EPUB, TXT, TCR, DOC, PDF, WORD, DjVu. Compressed in TAR, DEB, RAR, ARC, TAR.BZ, ZIP, TAR.GZ
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 16.66 USD
  • Dimensions: 125x190x28mm
  • Weight: 421g
  • Printed by: EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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