100 Christmas Classics

100 Christmas Classics

By Louisa May Alcott, Willis Boyd Allen, Alphonse Daudet, Amanda M. Douglas, Hans Christian Andersen, André Theuriet, Armando Palacio Valdés, F. Arnstein, Baron George Gordon Byron Byron, Beatrix Potter, Gustavo Adolfo Becquer, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Amy Ella Blanchard, Booker T. Washington, A. S. Boyd, Elbridge S. Brooks, Brothers Grimm, Alice Hale Burnett, Anton Chekhov, Kate Upson Clark, Marion Clifford, Walter Crane, Phebe A. Curtiss, Pedro A. de Alarcón, Frederick E. Dewhurst, Charles Dickens, Edgar Wallace, Matilda Betham Edwards, Eleanor H. Porter, Elia W. Peattie, Juliana Horatia Ewing, Florence L. Barclay, François Coppée, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Grace Margaret Gallaher, George Macdonald, Guy de Maupassant, E. E. Hale, Elizabeth Harkison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Bret Harte, Henry Van Dyke, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Ernest Ingersoll, J. M. Barrie, Jacob A. Riis, Annie F. Johnston, Katherine Pyle, Nellie C. King, Florence M. Kingsley, Winifred M. Kirkland, L. Frank Baum, M. A. L. Lane, Leo Tolstoy, Angelo J. Lewis, Maud Lindsay, James Weber Linn, Lucas Malet, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Madame d'Aulnoy, F. E. Mann, Marcel Prévost, Antonio Maré, Mary Hartwell Catherwood, Max Brand, Maxime Du Camp, Raymond McAlden, Olive Thorne Miller, Harrison S. Morris, O. Henry, Benito Pérez Galdós, Marjorie L. C. Pickthall, Edward A. Rand, Robert E. Howard, Anna Robinson, Saki, Sara Barducco, Georg Schuster, Susan Anne Livingston Ridley Sedgwick, Selma Lagerlöf, Jules Simon, Nora A. Smith, Sophie May, F. L. Stealey, Jay T. Stocking, T. H. Thomas, Thomas Nelson Page, Anthony Trollope, Mark Twain, Vernon Lee, Anne Hollingsworth Wharton, Lucy Wheelock, William John Locke, Isabel Cecilia Williams

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Synopsis

In '100 Christmas Classics,' presented by DigiCat, readers are graced with an anthology that captures the heart of Yuletide storytelling. Within its pages lies a compendium of literary masterpieces ranging from the enchanting 'The Nutcracker and the Mouse King' by E. T. A. Hoffmann to the spirit-rousing 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens. Melding a vast array of styles is a testament to the editor's meticulous curation. The inclusion of traditional tales, such as 'The Elves and the Shoemaker' by the Brothers Grimm, alongside modern classics like 'Little Women' by Louisa May Alcott, offers a timeless exploration of the holiday spirit. The collection is threaded with overarching themes of love, generosity, and the quintessential struggle between hope and adversity - a signature motif within the Christmas literary canon. Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, a Nobel laureate in literature, adds to his extensive oeuvre with '100 Christmas Classics'. Bjørnson, a literary figure paramount in Norwegian letters, has long meditated upon themes central to human experience: kinship, morality, and the elemental connection to nature and tradition. These fascinations naturally extend into his editorial endeavor, drawing upon a rich European literary heritage and global narratives to forge a collection reflective of the universality of the Christmas experience. His personal narrative and cultural contributions are subtly woven throughout the fabric of the anthology, offering both homage and innovation to the literary table. The compilation is thus particularly informed by Bjørnson's nuanced comprehension of storytelling as both a cultural artifact and a means of profound personal expression. Tailored for the connoisseurs of classic literature and enthusiasts of holiday traditions alike, '100 Christmas Classics' beckons to those in pursuit of the warmth and wisdom offered by time-honored stories. It is a remarkable invitations to steep in the festive celebrations captured in prose, inviting readers to rediscover the familiar joy of well-loved tales and to embrace the new through the less traversed narratives of the collection. Bjørnson's anthology is an essential addition to any Christmas library, affording a rich landscape of literary wonderment that promises to enliven and enrich every reader's holiday season.

Isabel Cecilia Williams