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A Literary Christmas: An Anthology

by British Library

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A Literary Christmas: An Anthology Synopsis

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.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780712352765
Publication date: 1st September 2018
Author: British Library
Publisher: British Library Publishing
Format: Hardback
Primary Genre Classics
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British Library Press Reviews

It's as if the selection has come from the St Pancras behemoth itself and is all the better for it . . . a timeless and authoritative collection of festive writing.

--New European

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