The Thanksgiving MEGAPACK: 35 Holiday Classics for Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving MEGAPACK: 35 Holiday Classics for Thanksgiving

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Overview

Thanksgiving is an American tradition, celebrating the coming of autumn, the bounty of the harvest, the peaceful coexistence of the Pilgrims and the Native Americans, football, family -- and, of course, the obligatory celebration feast. Here are 35 tales celebrating Thanksgiving in all its forms, by classic authors you know and love (O. Henry, Harriet Becher Stowe, Nathaniel Hawthorne) and others who may be new to you.

Included are:

TWO THANKSGIVING DAY GENTLEMEN, by O. Henry
HENRY HERBERT'S THANKSGIVING, by W.H.H. Murray
JOHN NORTON'S THANKSGIVING PARTY, by W.H.H. Murray
ANN MARY: HER TWO THANKSGIVINGS, by Mary Wilkins Freeman
GRAND'THER BALDWIN’S THANKSGIVING, by Horatio Alger
SKINNY'S TURKEY DINNER, by Mary E. Marcy
EZRA’S THANKSGIVIN' OUT WEST, by Eugene Field
WHO ATE THE DOLLY'S DINNER? by Isabel Gordon Curtis
THE KINGDOM OF THE GREEDY, by P. J. Stahl
THANKFUL, by Mary Wilkins Freeman
BEETLE RING'S THANKSGIVING MASCOT, by Sheldon C. Stoddard
MISTRESS ESTEEM ELLIOTT'S MOLASSES CAKE, by Kate Upson Clark
THE FIRST THANKSGIVING, by Albert F. Blaisdell and Francis K. Ball
THANKSGIVING AT TODD'S ASYLUM, by Winthrop Packard
HOW WE KEPT THANKSGIVING AT OLDTOWN, by Harriet Beecher Stowe
WISHBONE VALLEY, by R. K. Munkittrick
PATEM'S SALMAGUNDI, by E. S. Brooks
MRS. NOVEMBER'S DINNER PARTY, by Agnes Carr
THE VISIT, by Maud Lindsay
BERT'S THANKSGIVING, by J. T. Trowbridge
JOHN INGLEFIELD'S THANKSGIVING, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
HOW OBADIAH BROUGHT ABOUT A THANKSGIVING, by Emily Hewitt Leland
THE WHITE TURKEY'S WING, by Sophie Swett
THE THANKSGIVING GOOSE, by Fannie Wilder Brown
AN ENGLISH DINNER OF THANKSGIVING, by George Eliot
CHIP'S THANKSGIVING, by Annie Hamilton Donnell
THE MASTER OF THE HARVEST, by Mrs. Alfred Gatty
A THANKSGIVING DINNER, by Edna Payson Brett
TWO OLD BOYS, by Pauline Shackleford Colyar
A THANKSGIVING DINNER THAT FLEW AWAY, by Hezekiah Butterworth
MON-DAW-MIN, OR THE ORIGIN OF INDIAN CORN, by H. R. Schoolcraft
A MYSTERY IN THE KITCHEN, by Olive Thorne Miller
AN OLD-FASHIONED THANKSGIVING, by Rose Terry Cooke
1800 AND FROZE TO DEATH, by C. A. Stephens

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781479404537
Publisher: Wildside Press
Publication date: 11/25/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 305
Sales rank: 453,380
File size: 435 KB

About the Author

O. Henry was the pen name of William Sydney Porter (1862-1910) was a prolific American short story writer. Initially trained as a pharmacist, Porter began his writing career as a journalist and worked on his stories on the side. After being accused of embezzling money from a bank he worked for, he fled to Honduras. He returned to the US upon the death of his wife and was sentenced to five years in prison. It was during this time that he began to have his first stories published. He later moved to New York and began writing stories in earnest. Some of his most famous stories include "Gift of the Magi" and "The Caballero's Way" which introduced the character, the Cisco Kid.

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The Thanksgiving MEGAPACK: 35 Holiday Classics for Thanksgiving 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
Lots of short stories for the money. In that respect, this book was very good and a great value. However, I got very bored about mid-way through this and just could not finish it. Each story has a message. I compare these stories to Aesop's Fables but with a holiday twist. These life messages were good but I found that story after story became somewhat repetitive. The stories were written long ago and therefore the language used was archaic in places. Personally, I found it somewhat difficult to read due to this. One the plus side, the book was very well edited.
Anonymous 4 months ago
The collection of Thanksgiving short stories (and one poem) feature both male snd female autors. Some, such ss Nathaniel Hawthorne and Harriet Beechr? are well-known - while others are fresh and gifted. There are himor and tragedy, and something for everyone's taste. My own favorite was "Skinny's Turkey Dinner, aba young poor boy who is so excited to win a turkey for his family - only to face crushing disappointment when he discovers that the prize birds are old and spoiled. All I would add is the publication date of each story/poem. If you like high-quality holiday literature, you should enjoy this!