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A literary Christmas.

Publisher: London : The British Library, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Mixed form : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For as long as Christmas has been celebrated, poets and writers have sought to explore every aspect of it, whether the story of the Nativity, gatherings with family and friends, or the festive traditions that have grown up over the centuries. A Literary Christmas is a seasonal anthology collecting poems, short stories and prose extracts by some of the greatest poets and writers in the English language"--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Literature
Christmas poetry
Christmas fiction
Literary collections
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9780712352765 0712352767
OCLC Number: 1057794448
Description: 151 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Before Christmas. A visit from St Nicholas / Clement Clarke Moore --
from The Feast of St Friend / Arnold Bennett --
The gypsy / Edward Thomas --
from Sons and lovers / D.H. Lawrence --
from Cider with Rosie / Laurie Lee --
from The River Duddon / William Wordsworth --
from Wuthering Heights / Emily Bronte --
from A Christmas Carol / Charles Dickens --
The oxen / Thomas Hardy --
Bertie's Christmas Eve / Saki --
The Nativity. A Christmas carol / Christina Rossetti --
from On the morning of Christ's Nativity / John Milton --
from The Virgin Mary to the Child Jesus / Elizabeth Barrett Browning --
A Christmas Carol / G.K. Chesterton --
Nativity / John Donne --
Christmas day. from his Diary / Samuel Pepys --
Music on Christmas morning / Anne Bronte --
from Orley Farm / Anthony Trollope --
Christmas at sea / Robert Louis Stevenson --
from The mill on the Floss / George Eliot --
Christmas in India / Rudyard Kipling --
The mistletoe bough / Thomas Haynes Bayly --
from Christmas pudding / Nancy Mitford --
Christmas fare. from "Old Christmas" in The sketch book of Washington Irving / Washington Irving --
from A Christmas carol / Charles Dickens --
Christmas husbandly fare, from Five hundred pointes of good husbandrie / Thomas Tusser --
Talking turkeys!! / Benjamin Zephaniah --
Another Christmas carol / P.G. Wodehouse --
Christmas at war. Christmas bells / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow --
A Christmas ghost-story / Thomas Hardy --
A Christmas prayer / Cyril Winterbotham --
The truce of Christmas / G.K. Chesterton --
The holly on the wall / W.H. Davies --
A child's Christmas. from A child's Christmas in Wales / Dylan Thomas --
from The Wind in the Willows / Kenneth Grahame --
The carol of the poor children / Richard Middleton --
from Little Women / Louisa May Alcott --
The lost boy / George Mackay Brown --
Seasonal snow and ice. from his Diary / John Evelyn --
from Trivia, or, The art of walking the streets of London / John Gay --
from English hours / Henry James --
from As you like it / William Shakespeare --
from Emma / Jane Austen --
The mahogany tree / William Makepeace Thackeray --
from The Pickwick papers / Charles Dickens --
New Year. Dirge for the year / Percy Bysshe Shelley --
Ceremony upon Candlemas Eve / Robert Herrick --
Sonnet / Thomas Hood --
Ring out, wild bells, from In memoriam / Alfred Tennyson.
Other Titles: Literary Christmas :

Abstract:

"For as long as Christmas has been celebrated, poets and writers have sought to explore every aspect of it, whether the story of the Nativity, gatherings with family and friends, or the festive traditions that have grown up over the centuries. A Literary Christmas is a seasonal anthology collecting poems, short stories and prose extracts by some of the greatest poets and writers in the English language"--Jacket.

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