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The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories Jessica Harrison

The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories By Jessica Harrison

The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories by Jessica Harrison


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The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories Summary

The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories: From Hans Christian Andersen to Angela Carter by Jessica Harrison

The perfect gift this Christmas season: a generous selection of some of the greatest festive stories of all time

This is a collection of the most magical, moving, chilling and surprising Christmas stories from around the world, taking us from frozen Nordic woods to glittering Paris, a New York speakeasy to an English country house, bustling Lagos to midnight mass in Rio, and even outer space.

Here are classic tales from writers including Truman Capote, Shirley Jackson, Dylan Thomas, Saki and Chekhov, as well as little-known treasures such as Italo Calvino's wry sideways look at Christmas consumerism, Wolfdietrich Schnurre's story of festive ingenuity in Berlin, Selma Lagerlof's enchanted forest in Sweden, and Irene Nemerovsky's dark family portrait. Featuring santas, ghosts, trolls, unexpected guests, curmudgeons and miracles, here is Christmas as imagined by some of the greatest short story writers of all time.

The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories Reviews

From Hans Christian Andersen to Angela Carter, this greatest hits compilation also happens to be beautifully published. Inside you'll find ghosts, miracles, grouchy curmudgeons and plenty of snow * Daily Mail Books of the Year *
Perfect for any looming Boxing Day boredom. The list of rather superior contributors includes the likes of Truman Capote, Shirley Jackson, Italo Calvino and Dylan Thomas * Herald Scotland Books of the Year *

About Jessica Harrison

Jessica Harrison (editor) is the editorial director of Penguin Classics UK.

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GOR010227737
9780241396698
0241396697
The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories: From Hans Christian Andersen to Angela Carter by Jessica Harrison
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
20191003
288
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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