Christmas Anthology #2 (Illustrated)

Christmas Anthology #2 (Illustrated)

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Overview

Four classic Christmas tales ranging from Christmas in Victorian England to a staid and stolid politician who is transformed through care of a wheelchair-bound child.

#1: A Christmas Mystery. This is a Christmas short story taking place in the early 1900s in England with three totally different wise men. Written by Wm. J. Locke (1863 - 1930), and published in 1910, this is a delightful tale so totally appropriate for this season and full of surprises.

#2: An Old Fashioned Christmas Day. One of the five stories Washington Irving included is his book "Old Christmas," was called "Christmas Day." In 1910, it was re-titled "An Old Fashioned Christmas Day," and published as a stand-alone book by the New York firm of Hodder & Stoughton, with new, color illustrations by Cecil Aldin.

#3: And Thus He Came. These short stories were written by Cyrus Towsend Brady, and published in 1916. They depict life events and crises triggered by Christmas, present or imminent. When all seems lost, something spiritual occurs to lessen the burden.

#4: Beasley's Christmas Party. This is a short novel by Booth Tarkington. It was published by Harper & Sons in 1909. David Beasley is a quiet man, a well-liked and respected politician, who is obliged to care for a young, wheelchair-bound son of his cousin and wife when the boy's parents drown in a boating accident. The boy, Hamilton Swift, and Beasley invent large numbers of imaginary people who come to visit at all times of the day and night, and Beasley devotes himself to entertaining the little boy to the exclusion of everything else. This is a heartwarming tale that will leave you with a lump in your throat, tears in your eyes, and a smile on your face. It's appropriate for all ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781987009675
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 11/13/2018
Series: Classic Christmas Books , #47
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 620,173
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

William John Locke (20 March 1863 – 15 May 1930) was a British novelist, dramatist and playwright, best known for his short stories.

Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American short story writer, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories "Rip Van Winkle" (1819) and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (1820).

Cyrus Townsend Brady (December 20, 1861 – January 24, 1920) was a journalist, historian and adventure writer.

Newton Booth Tarkington (July 29, 1869 – May 19, 1946) was an American novelist and dramatist best known for his novels The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams. He is one of only three novelists to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once, along with William Faulkner and John Updike.

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