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Little Women

By Louisa May Alcott
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : EAN:4057664560520
  • Pages : 499
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 523
  • File Pdf: little-women.pdf

Book Summary:

e-artnow presents the Christmas Specials Series. We have selected the greatest Christmas novels, short stories and fairy tales for all those who want to keep the spirit of Christmas alive with a heartwarming tale. Little Women tells the story of four teenaged sisters and their mother, Marmee. The family lives in a new neighborhood in Massachusetts in genteel poverty. Having lost all his money, their father is acting as a pastor, miles from home, involved in the American Civil War. The women face their first Christmas without him. Meg and Jo March, the elder two, have to work in order to support the family: Meg teaches a nearby family of four children; Jo assists her aged great-aunt March, a wealthy widow living in a mansion, Plumfield. Beth, too timid for school, is content to stay at home and help with housework; Amy is still at school. Meg is beautiful and traditional, Jo is a tomboy who writes; Beth is a peacemaker and a pianist; Amy is an artist who longs for elegance and fine society. Jo is impulsive and quick to anger. One of her challenges is trying to control her anger, a challenge that her mother experiences.

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CLASSICS FOR CHRISTMAS: 180+ Novels, Christmas Tales, Poems & Carols in One Volume (Illustrated)

By Louisa May Alcott,O. Henry,Mark Twain,Beatrix Potter,Charles Dickens,Harriet Beecher Stowe,Emily Dickinson,Robert Louis Stevenson,Rudyard Kipling,Hans Christian Andersen,Selma Lagerlöf,Fyodor Dostoevsky,Walter Scott,J. M. Barrie,Anthony Trollope,Brothers Grimm,L. Frank Baum,Lucy Maud Montgomery,George MacDonald,Leo Tolstoy,Henry van Dyke,E. T. A. Hoffmann,Clement Moore,Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,William Wordsworth,Alfred Lord Tennyson,William Butler Yeats,Eleanor H. Porter,Jacob A. Riis,Susan Anne Livingston,Ridley Sedgwick,Sophie May,Lucas Malet,Juliana Horatia Ewing,Alice Hale Burnett,Ernest Ingersoll,Annie F. Johnston,Amanda M. Douglas,Amy Ella Blanchard,Carolyn Wells,Walter Crane
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : 8026871863
  • Pages : 8099
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 762
  • File Pdf: classics-for-christmas.pdf

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This carefully crafted ebook: “CLASSICS FOR CHRISTMAS: 180+ Novels, Christmas Tales, Poems & Carols in One Volume (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum) Where Love Is, God Is (Leo Tolstoy) A Letter from Santa Claus (Mark Twain) The Gift of the Magi (O. Henry) The First Christmas Of New England (Harriet Beecher Stowe) The Holy Night (Selma Lagerlöf) Christmas at Thompson Hall (Anthony Trollope) Christmas in the Olden Time (Walter Scott) The Romance of a Christmas Card (Kate Douglas Wiggin) The Twelve Days of Christmas Silent Night Ring Out, Wild Bells (Alfred Lord Tennyson) Christmas with Grandma Elsie (Martha Finley) Little Lord Fauntleroy (Frances Hodgson Burnett) Anne of Green Gables (Lucy Maud Montgomery) The Christmas Angel (Abbie Farwell Brown) Black Beauty (Anna Sewell) The Christmas Child (Hesba Stretton) Granny's Wonderful Chair (Frances Browne) Christmas At Sea (Robert Louis Stevenson) The Little City of Hope (F. Marion Crawford) Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame) The Birds' Christmas Carol (Kate Douglas Wiggin) The Wonderful Life - Story of the life and death of our Lord (Hesba Stretton) A Merry Christmas & Other Christmas Stories (Louisa May Alcott) Little Gretchen and the Wooden Shoe (Elizabeth Harrison) Peter Pan and Wendy (J. M. Barrie) Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) Christmas In India (Rudyard Kipling) The Wonderful Wizard of OZ (L. Frank Baum) The Christmas Angel (Abbie Farwell Brown) The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter) Toinette and the Elves (Susan Coolidge) The Heavenly Christmas Tree (Fyodor Dostoevsky) At the Back of the North Wind (George MacDonald) The Princess and the Goblin (George MacDonald) The Ice Queen (Ernest Ingersoll) Thurlow's Christmas Story (John Kendrick Bangs) Christmas Every Day (William Dean Howells) The Lost Word (Henry van Dyke) The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (E. T. A. Hoffmann) The Little Match Girl ...

A Classic Christmas

By Louisa May Alcott,Charles Dickens,Hans Christian Andersen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Isbn : 0785232273
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 135
  • File Pdf: a-classic-christmas.pdf

Book Summary:

This beautiful, giftable Christmas collection features timeless works from well-known authors that will become a precious holiday keepsake. Perhaps no Christmas novel is more beloved than Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, and no holiday poem more well-known than Clement Clarke Moore’s “’Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Together these classic literary masterpieces warm our hearts and remind us of the joy and love to be discovered anew each Christmas morning. A Classic Christmas features both of these traditional works, as well as other vintage poems and stories that celebrate the timeless truths of the holiday season. This cheerful, collectible treasury makes a wonderful gift for the reader in your life and reminds us that simple gifts of the heart and memories made with loved ones truly are the most meaningful of all. With additional pieces from Louisa May Alcott, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Hans Christian Andersen, and more, A Classic Christmas will become a beloved holiday keepsake—one that will be enjoyed by the whole family for years to come. Perfect as a stocking stuffer or as a host or hostess gift Hardcover, giftable size Makes a lovely keepsake companion to A Vintage Christmas and A Timeless Christmas Includes hopeful and encouraging Christmas stories

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books

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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Isbn : 0191578584
  • Pages : 496
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 899
  • File Pdf: a-christmas-carol-and-other-christmas-books.pdf

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'What was merry Christmas to Scrooge? Out upon merry Christmas! What good had it ever done to him?' Ebenezer Scrooge is a bad-tempered skinflint who hates Christmas and all it stands for, but a ghostly visitor foretells three apparitions who will thaw Scrooge's frozen heart. A Christmas Carol has gripped the public imagination since it was first published in 1843, and it is now as much a part of Christmas as mistletoe or plum pudding. This edition reprints the story alongside Dickens's four other Christmas Books: The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life, and The Haunted Man. All five stories show Dickens at his unpredictable best, jumbling together comedy and melodrama, genial romance and urgent social satire, in pursuit of his aim 'to awaken some loving and forbearing thoughts, never out of season in a Christian land'. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 069817092X
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 926
  • File Pdf: a-merry-christmas.pdf

Book Summary:

One of five beloved Christmas classics A Merry Christmas collects the treasured holiday tales of Louisa May Alcott, from the dearly familiar Yuletide benevolence of Marmee and her “little women” to the timeless “What Love Can Do,” wherein the residents of a boarding house come together to make a lovely Christmas for two poor girls. Wildly popular at the time of their publication—readers deluged Alcott with letters demanding sequels—and drawing on Alcott’s family and experiences in the abolitionist and women’s suffrage movements, these stories have the authentic texture and detail of Christmas in nineteenth-century America, while their emphasis on generosity and charity make them timeless embodiments of the Christmas spirit. Penguin Christmas Classics Give the gift of literature this Christmas. Penguin Christmas Classics honor the power of literature to keep on giving through the ages. The five volumes in the series are not only our most beloved Christmas tales, they also have given us much of what we love about the holiday itself. A Christmas Carol revived in Victorian England such Christmas hallmarks as the Christmas tree, holiday cards, and caroling. The Yuletide yarns of Anthony Trollope popularized throughout the British Empire and around the world the trappings of Christmas in London. The holiday tales of Louisa May Alcott shaped the ideal of an American Christmas. The Night Before Christmas brought forth some of our earliest Christmas traditions as passed down through folk tales. And The Nutcracker inspired the most famous ballet in history, one seen by millions in the twilight of every year. Collect all five Penguin Christmas Classics: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Christmas at Thompson Hall: And Other Christmas Stories by Anthony Trollope A Merry Christmas: And Other Christmas Stories by Louisa May Alcott The Night Before Christmas by Nikolai Gogol The Nutcracker by E. T. A. Hoffmann

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  • Publisher : Penguin
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  • Pages : 336
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  • File Pdf: jane-austen-s-pride-and-prejudice.pdf

Book Summary:

Puffin Plated: A Book-to-Table Reading Experience A deluxe, full-color hardback edition of the perennial Jane Austen classic featuring a selection of recipes for tea-time treats by the one and only Martha Stewart! Have your book and eat it, too, with this clever edition of a classic novel, featuring delicious recipes from celebrity chefs. In this edition of Jane Austen's regency classic Pride and Prejudice, plan a fancy tea party or book club gathering with recipes for sweet confections and pastries. From maple glazed scones and delicate sugar and spice cake, to berry tartlets and French macaroons. Bring your friends and family together with a good meal and a good book! Book includes full, unabridged text of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, interspersed with recipes, food photography, and special food artwork.

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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn : 0141934735
  • Pages : 336
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  • Reads : 934
  • File Pdf: a-christmas-carol-and-other-christmas-writings.pdf

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Penguin Classics e-books give you the best possible editions of Charles Dickens's novels, including all the original illustrations, useful and informative introductions, the definitive, accurate text as it was meant to be published, a chronology of Dickens's life and notes that fill in the background to the book. Dickens's story of solitary miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is taught the true meaning of Christmas by a series of ghostly visitors, has proved one of his most well-loved works. Ever since it was published in 1843 it has had an enduring influence on the way we think about the traditions of Christmas. Dickens's other Christmas writings collected here include 'The Story of the Goblins who Stole a Sexton', the short story from The Pickwick Papers on which A Christmas Carol was based; The Haunted Man, a tale of a man tormented by painful memories; along with shorter pieces, some drawn from the 'Christmas Stories' that Dickens wrote annually for his weekly journals. In all of them Dickens celebrates the season as one of geniality, charity and remembrance.

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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn : 0241396719
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 971
  • File Pdf: the-penguin-book-of-christmas-stories.pdf

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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 Irène 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.

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  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Isbn : 1705153275
  • Pages : 48
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 626
  • File Pdf: christmas-classics-for-piano-duet.pdf

Book Summary:

(Willis). Ten intermediate level piano arrangements for 1 piano, 4 hands are included in this holiday collection, including: Ave Maria * Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella * Deck the Hall * God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen * Here We Come A-Caroling * March of the Toys * Silent Night * Waltz of the Flowers * We Three Kings of Orient Are * What Child Is This?

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  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Isbn : 1633696979
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 580
  • File Pdf: becoming-a-manager.pdf

Book Summary:

Making the leap to management and leadership In your career, or anyone's, there is one transition that stands out as the most crucial--going from individual contributor to competent manager. New managers have to learn how to lead others rather than do the work themselves, to win trust and respect, to motivate, and to strike the right balance between delegation and control. Many fail to make the transition successfully. In this timeless, indispensable book, Harvard Business School professor and leadership guru Linda Hill traces the experiences of nineteen new managers over the course of their first year in the role. She reveals the complexity of the transition, highlighting the expectations of these managers, their subordinates, and their superiors. We hear the new managers describe how they reframed their understanding of their roles and responsibilities, how they learned to build effective cross-functional work relationships, how and when they used individual and organizational resources, and how they learned to cope with the inevitable stresses of leadership. Hill vividly shows that becoming a manager is a profound psychological adjustment--a true transformation--as well as a continuous process of learning from experience. Becoming a Manager, a veritable treasury of essential leadership wisdom, is a book you will turn to again and again no matter where you are on your career journey.

A Christmas Carol

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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1448155398
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 573
  • File Pdf: a-christmas-carol.pdf

Book Summary:

Curl up with ultimate beloved Christmas classic! 'Bah! Humbug!' Mr Scrooge is a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, miserable old man. Nobody stops him in the street to say a cheery hello; nobody would dare ask him for a favour. And I hope you'd never be so foolish as to wish him a 'Merry Christmas'! Scrooge doesn't believe in Christmas, charity, kindness - or ghosts. But one cold Christmas Eve, Scrooge receives some unusual visitors who show him just how very mistaken he's been... BACKSTORY: Learn all about how the author Charles Dickens invented Christmas!

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  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Isbn : 0553512595
  • Pages : 48
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 832
  • File Pdf: a-christmas-memory.pdf

Book Summary:

Truman Capote's boyhood Christmas memoir, rereleased with a beautiful new packaging. The classic story of Truman Capote's childhood Christmas ritual is more endearing than ever in this newly redesigned package. In celebration of A Christmas Memory's enduring appeal, this repackaged edition retains Beth Peck's evocative watercolors and Capote's original text. First published in 1956, this is the story from Capote's childhood of lovingly making fruitcakes from scratch at Christmas-time with his elderly cousin, and has stood the test of time to become known as an American holiday classic.

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0547505183
  • Pages : 144
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 737
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Book Summary:

Generations of believers in hope and goodwill have made Valentine Davies’ Miracle on 34th Street a treasured part of their holiday traditions. Millions of copies of this award-winning story have sold since its first publication in 1947, delighting readers of all ages. A facsimile edition of the book is now faithfully re-created, offering a new generation--and fans of the original--the beauty of the classic 1940s design. Details of how the book came to be written, and made into a beloved film, are included in a brief historical note.

The Autobiography of Santa Claus

By Jeff Guinn
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101127775
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 664
  • File Pdf: the-autobiography-of-santa-claus.pdf

Book Summary:

It all started when Jeff Guinn was assigned to write a piece full of little-known facts about Christmas for his paper, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. A few months later, he received a call from a gentleman who told him that he showed the story to an important friend who didn’t think much of it. And who might that be? asked Jeff. The next thing he knew, he was whisked off to the North Pole to meet with this “very important friend,” and the rest is, well, as they say, history. An enchanting holiday treasure, The Autobiography of Santa Claus combines solid historical fact with legend to deliver the definitive story of Santa Claus. And who better to lead us through seventeen centuries of Christmas magic than good ol’ Saint Nick himself? Families will delight in each chapter of this new Christmas classic—one per each cold December night leading up to Christmas!

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By Fannie Flagg
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1588364216
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 339
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With the same incomparable style and warm, inviting voice that have made her beloved by millions of readers far and wide, New York Times bestselling author Fannie Flagg has written an enchanting Christmas story of faith and hope for all ages that is sure to become a classic. Deep in the southernmost part of Alabama, along the banks of a lazy winding river, lies the sleepy little community known as Lost River, a place that time itself seems to have forgotten. After a startling diagnosis from his doctor, Oswald T. Campbell leaves behind the cold and damp of the oncoming Chicago winter to spend what he believes will be his last Christmas in the warm and welcoming town of Lost River. There he meets the postman who delivers mail by boat, the store owner who nurses a broken heart, the ladies of the Mystic Order of the Royal Polka Dots Secret Society, who do clandestine good works. And he meets a little redbird named Jack, who is at the center of this tale of a magical Christmas when something so amazing happened that those who witnessed it have never forgotten it. Once you experience the wonder, you too will never forget A Redbird Christmas.

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By Jan Brett
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0425287823
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 148
  • File Pdf: the-twelve-days-of-christmas.pdf

Book Summary:

"On the first day of Christmas My true love gave to me A partridge in a pear tree." For many centuries young and old alike have been singing about the maids a-milking, the lords a-leaping, and a partridge in a pear tree. A Christmas carol, a parlor game, and a delightful counting song-The Twelve Days of Christmas- is indeed a favorite of the holiday season. In this book, sumptuously illustrated by Jan Brett, all the splendid images of The Twelve Days of Christmas come joyously alive. Look closely and you'll see not only the extravagant gifts given by a suitor to his lady, but a love story, a family's busy Christmas preparations, "Merry Christmas" in eleven languages, and a veritable menagerie of charming creatures. Jan Brett's exquisitely detailed illustrations so rich in traditional folk motifs, make this book a visual treat to be enjoyed over and over again.

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  • Publisher : Penguin
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  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
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New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini celebrates Christmas, past and present, with a wondrous novel inspired by the classic poem “Christmas Bells,” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. I heard the bells on Christmas Day / Their old familiar carols play / And wild and sweet / The words repeat / Of peace on earth, good-will to men! In 1860, the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow family celebrated Christmas at Craigie House, their home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The publication of Longfellow’s classic Revolutionary War poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride,” was less than a month hence, and the country’s grave political unrest weighed heavily on his mind. Yet with his beloved wife, Fanny, and their five adored children at his side, the delights of the season prevailed. In present-day Boston, a dedicated teacher in the Watertown public school system is stunned by somber holiday tidings. Sophia’s music program has been sacrificed to budget cuts, and she worries not only about her impending unemployment but also about the consequences to her underprivileged students. At the church where she volunteers as music director, Sophia tries to forget her cares as she leads the children’s choir in rehearsal for a Christmas Eve concert. Inspired to honor a local artist, Sophia has chosen a carol set to a poem by Longfellow, moved by the glorious words he penned one Christmas Day long ago, even as he suffered great loss. Christmas Bells chronicles the events of 1863, when the peace and contentment of Longfellow’s family circle was suddenly, tragically broken, cutting even deeper than the privations of wartime. Through the pain of profound loss and hardship, Longfellow’s patriotism never failed, nor did the power of his language. “Christmas Bells,” the poem he wrote that holiday, lives on, spoken as verse and sung as a hymn. Jennifer Chiaverini’s resonant and heartfelt novel for the season reminds us why we must continue to hear glad tidings, even as we are tested by strife. Reading Christmas Bells evokes the resplendent joy of a chorus of voices raised in reverent song.

The Nutcracker

By E. T. A. Hoffmann
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0698170946
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 600
  • File Pdf: the-nutcracker.pdf

Book Summary:

One of five beloved Christmas classics Written in 1816 by one of the leaders of German Romanticism for his children, nephews, and nieces, The Nutcracker captures better than any other story a child’s wonder at Christmas. The gift of a handsomely decorated nutcracker from a mysterious uncle sets the stage for a Christmas Eve like no other for the little girl Marie. That night, Marie’s extraordinary present comes to life, defends her from the taunting Mouse King, and whisks her off to the Kingdom of Dolls. The inspiration for the classic ballet, E. T. A. Hoffmann’s irresistible tale of magic and childhood adventure continues to captivate readers of all ages. Today, many of the most enchanting symbols of Christmas, from nutcrackers to sugar plums to mistletoe, are still imbued with the power of this story. Penguin Christmas Classics Give the gift of literature this Christmas. Penguin Christmas Classics honor the power of literature to keep on giving through the ages. The five volumes in the series are not only our most beloved Christmas tales, they also have given us much of what we love about the holiday itself. A Christmas Carol revived in Victorian England such Christmas hallmarks as the Christmas tree, holiday cards, and caroling. The Yuletide yarns of Anthony Trollope popularized throughout the British Empire and around the world the trappings of Christmas in London. The holiday tales of Louisa May Alcott shaped the ideal of an American Christmas. The Night Before Christmas brought forth some of our earliest Christmas traditions as passed down through folk tales. And The Nutcracker inspired the most famous ballet in history, one seen by millions in the twilight of every year. Collect all five Penguin Christmas Classics: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Christmas at Thompson Hall: And Other Christmas Stories by Anthony Trollope A Merry Christmas: And Other Christmas Stories by Louisa May Alcott The Night Before Christmas by Nikolai Gogol The Nutcracker by E. T. A. Hoffmann

The Essentials Vol. 2

By Jeremy Arnold,Turner Classic Movies
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Running Press Adult
  • Isbn : 0762469404
  • Pages : 312
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 910
  • File Pdf: the-essentials-vol-2.pdf

Book Summary:

A guide to fifty-two examples of must-see cinema, The Essentials Vol. 2 -- based on the Turner Classic Movies series -- is packed with behind-the-scenes stories, illuminating commentary, moments to watch for, and hundreds of photos spotlighting films that define what it means to be a classic. Since 2001, Turner Classic Movies' The Essentials has been the ultimate destination for cinephiles both established and new, showcasing films that have had a lasting impact on audiences and filmmakers everywhere. In this second volume based on the series, fifty-two films are profiled with insightful notes on why they're Essential, a guide to must-see moments, and running commentary from Essentials hosts past and present: TCM's Ben Mankiewicz and the late Robert Osborne, as well as Rob Reiner, Sydney Pollack, Molly Haskell, Carrie Fisher, Rose McGowan, Alec Baldwin, Drew Barrymore, Sally Field, William Friedkin, Ava DuVernay, and Brad Bird. Enjoy one film per week for a year of stellar viewing or indulge in your own classic movie festival. Spanning the silent era through the late 1980s with such diverse films as Top Hat, Brief Encounter, Rashomon, Vertigo, and Field of Dreams, it's an indispensable book for movie lovers to expand their knowledge of cinema and discover -- or revisit -- landmark films that impacted Hollywood forever.

Miracle on 10th Street

By Madeleine L'Engle
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Convergent Books
  • Isbn : 1524759333
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 373
  • File Pdf: miracle-on-10th-street.pdf

Book Summary:

Celebrate the season with this beautiful and inspiring collection of thoughtful reflections on Christmas from the bestselling author of A Wrinkle in Time. For more than seventy years, Madeleine L’Engle’s writing have delighted and inspired readers. In her stories, essays, poems, journal entries, and letters, she returned again and again to the beauty of Christmas, illuminating the holiday with her singular insight and imagination. Miracle on 10th Street includes excerpts from her most cherished works, reflecting on Advent, Incarnation, Epiphany, mystery, and redemption. In these pages, L’Engle points to the marvels and curiosities that fill everyday life. And, as always, she shows herself to be a one-woman force for celebration—fully believing that delight and wonder must mark the life of anyone who sees God’s love at work.

A Little Women Christmas

By Heather Vogel Frederick
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1481418335
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 634
  • File Pdf: a-little-women-christmas.pdf

Book Summary:

A cherished holiday scene from a beloved classic comes to life in this festive, cozy picture book homage to Little Women. It’s almost Christmas, and Jo March is determined that this year, unlike the last, there will be presents. It is in this spirit that she and her dear friend Laurie build a snow maiden for poor, sick Beth. The next day, Beth is thrilled with her present, and each of the girls, in turn, receives a little something from the others. But the best gift of all arrives when Papa, who has been away at war and ill, makes a surprise return home for Christmas dinner. With a timeless message of goodwill and giving and stunning painted artwork, A Little Women Christmas makes a perfect gift for fans of Louisa May Alcott’s literary treasure as well as for anyone who appreciates the true meaning of Christmas.

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : EDCON Publishing Group
  • Isbn : 084811034X
  • Pages : 56
  • Category :
  • Reads : 671
  • File Pdf: a-christmas-carol.pdf

Book Summary:

Bring The Classics To Life Series. These novels have been adapted into 10 short chapters that will excite the reluctant reader as well as the enthusiastic one. Let the Classics introduce Kipling, Stevenson, and H.G. Wells. Readers will embrace the notion of Crusoe's lonely reflections, the psychological reactions of a Civil War soldier at Chancellorsville, and the tragedy of the Jacobite Cause in 18th Century Scotland. Knowledge of Classics is a cultural necessity and these will improve fluency, vocabulary and comprehension through a high Interest / low readability format. Each eBook is divided into 10 short high quality illustrated chapters - Was written using McGraw-Hill's Core Vocabulary - Has been measured by the Fry Readability Formula - Defines and uses in context new vocabulary, prior to each chapter.

A Vintage Christmas

By Louisa May Alcott,Charles Dickens,L. M. Montgomery,Mark Twain
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Isbn : 0785224246
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 522
  • File Pdf: a-vintage-christmas.pdf

Book Summary:

This beautiful, giftable Christmas collection features old-fashioned works from classic authors who invite you to a feast of holiday nostalgia. Filled with stories that have been part of the Christmas season for generations, A Vintage Christmas is a unique collection of lesser-known Christmas tales, reflections, and poems from beloved authors across the centuries and makes the perfect gift for the reader in your life. This beautiful treasury will take you back to firesides, simple gifts, and warm family moments of Christmases past as you cherish the timeless truths and joys of the season. Discover a charming story from L. M. Montgomery about love and sacrifice in a little log house. See Christmas through the eyes of a child in a New England colonial village with Harriet Beecher Stowe. Remember the reason Christ came to earth in the poetry of Anne Brontë. Share with your family the delightful letter Mark Twain wrote as Santa Claus to his three-year-old daughter. A Vintage Christmas includes stories from Louisa May Alcott, Charles Dickens, Ralph Henry Barbour, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mark Twain, L. M. Montgomery, and William Dean Howells, as well as poems from Eliza Cook, Christina Rossetti, William Makepeace Thackeray, Joyce Kilmer, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. A Vintage Christmas is a timeless reminder that the heart of the holiday never changes. Hardcover, giftable size Perfect as a stocking stuffer and host or hostess gift Filled with hopeful and encouraging Christmas stories Makes a lovely keepsake companion to A Classic Christmas and A Timeless Christmas

A Timeless Christmas

By Louisa May Alcott,L. Frank Baum,O. Henry
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Isbn : 0785238719
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 321
  • File Pdf: a-timeless-christmas.pdf

Book Summary:

Delight in the most wonderful time of the year with a collection of heartwarming and heartfelt Christmas classics in this beautiful, giftable Christmas collection. In this beautifully packaged anthology, discover lesser-known and tender stories and poems from classic authors you know and love. Each selection honors the spirit of the season and celebrates the beauty, mystery, and joy found this time of year. From O. Henry’s iconic story “The Gift of the Magi” to L. Frank Baum’s quaint and clever history of Santa Claus and his reindeer, the stories gathered in A Timeless Christmas honor the yuletide tales and traditions passed down through generations. Christina Rossetti’s beautiful poetry, L. M. Montgomery’s charming short stories, and many other classic works will bring warmth to the fireside this season and remind us all that Christmas is a time for joy. With additional pieces from Louisa May Alcott, George MacDonald, and more, A Timeless Christmas will become a cherished keepsake for friends and family to enjoy this year and for years to come—a reminder that the heart of the holiday never changes. Hardcover, giftable size Perfect as a stocking stuffer and host or hostess gift Filled with heartwarming and joyful Christmas stories and poems Makes a lovely keepsake companion to A Classic Christmas and A Vintage Christmas

Christmas Stories

By Max Lucado
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Isbn : 1401685447
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 348
  • File Pdf: christmas-stories.pdf

Book Summary:

Experience the true meaning of Christmas with beloved storyteller Max Lucado. “The Christmas Candle shines with a radiant insight. Written with Max Lucado’s signature style of sincerity and spiritual perception, this story will warm the reader’s heart with the wonders of God’s love and mercy.” —In the Library Reviews Heartwarming Classics of Angels, a Manger, and the Birth of Hope. These stories—like your favorite Christmas ornaments—come in all shapes and sizes. They unfold in a variety of settings, from ancient Bethlehem to rural England. From a small Texas town to the heavenly realms. Some are short. Others many chapters long. Some offer reflections. Others imagine Christmas through the eyes of a burnt-out candle maker, a lonely business man, or heavenly angels. Yet all are vintage Lucado, and all resonate with the wonder of the season. "In the mystery of Christmas," Max writes, "we find its majesty. The mystery of how God became flesh, why he chose to come, and how much he must love his people. Such mysteries can never be solved, just as love can never be diagrammed. Christmas is best pondered, not with logic, but imagination." That's what each of these unique Christmas stories help us do. In the midst of the bustle and hurry that often distracts us this time of year, these stories free us to explore the ways in which Christ's coming has forever changed history—and us. “A powerful reminder of the true meaning of faith and community, The Christmas Candle is a welcome respite from the harried commercialism of the holiday season.” —BookPage “Fans of Charles Dickens and Jan Karon, you’re in for treat! Max Lucado has penned a wholly original Christmas story complete with cobblestone streets, quirky characters, and a supernatural visit you’ll never forget.” —John C. Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author on The Christmas Candle

A Christmas Carol : Om Illustrated Classics

By Charles Dickens
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Om Books International
  • Isbn : 9385031449
  • Pages : 240
  • Category :
  • Reads : 876
  • File Pdf: a-christmas-carol.pdf

Book Summary:

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a timeless classic that tells us the story of a miserly, hateful man called Ebenezer Scrooge and his journey towards the path of redemption. The story revolves around Scrooge’s hatred for Christmas and those who are not as fortunate as him. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by three spirits who take him on a journey through time and help him realise the kind of person he has become over time, and the impact of his actions on those around him. A Christmas Carol brings out the spirit of Christmas through a story of self-realisation, making readers believe that there truly is such a thing as a Christmas miracle.

A Christmas Carol

By Adam McKeown
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Doubleday Books for Young Readers
  • Isbn : 0553512005
  • Pages : 48
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 851
  • File Pdf: a-christmas-carol.pdf

Book Summary:

Even the youngest readers can enjoy Charles Dickens’s classic Christmas tale in this beautifully illustrated picture-book version of the holiday favorite, simple to read but with all the magic of Dickens’s voice preserved. Follow miserly Scrooge as he is whisked through the night by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come in order to face his selfish treatment of Jacob Marley, Bob Cratchit, and Tiny Tim. Families will enjoy reading this shortened version of Dickens’s story together, with its warm illustrations that capture every twist and turn.

The Must-Read Novels for Christmas Time (Illustrated Edition)

By Charles Dickens,J. M. Barrie,Lucy Maud Montgomery,L. Frank Baum,George MacDonald,Anna Sewell,Louisa May Alcott,Frances Hodgson Burnett,Mary Louisa Molesworth,F. Marion Crawford,Martha Finley,Abbie Farwell Brown,Hesba Stretton,Frances Browne,Kate Douglas Wiggin,Kenneth Grahame,June Isle,James Lane Allen,Eleanor H. Porter,Jacob A. Riis,Beatrix Potter,Sophie May,Lucas Malet,Juliana Horatia Ewing,Alice Hale Burnett,Ernest Ingersoll,Annie F. Johnston,Amanda M. Douglas,Amy Ella Blanchard,Thomas Nelson Page,Florence L. Barclay,A. S. Boyd,Edward A. Rand,Max Brand
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : 8027301300
  • Pages : 4962
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 173
  • File Pdf: the-must-read-novels-for-christmas-time.pdf

Book Summary:

Presenting our best ever and biggest ever collection of hand-picked Christmas classics for a wonderful holiday enjoyment. Our editions are meticulously crafted to give the absolute reading pleasure and that happy festive smile. So, what are you waiting for? Just come along... Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum) Christmas-Tree Land (Mary Louisa Molesworth) The Little City of Hope (F. Marion Crawford) Peter Pan and Wendy (J. M. Barrie) Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) The Wonderful Wizard of OZ (L. Frank Baum) Little Lord Fauntleroy (Frances Hodgson Burnett) Christmas with Grandma Elsie (Martha Finley) Anne of Green Gables (Lucy Maud Montgomery) The Christmas Angel (Abbie Farwell Brown) At the Back of the North Wind (George MacDonald) Black Beauty (Anna Sewell) The Christmas Child (Hesba Stretton) Granny's Wonderful Chair (Frances Browne) The Romance of a Christmas Card (Kate Douglas Wiggin) Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame) The Birds' Christmas Carol (Kate Douglas Wiggin) The Wonderful Life - Story of the life and death of our Lord (Hesba Stretton) Oliver Twist (Charles Dickens) Happy Hearts (June Isle) The Doctor's Christmas Eve (James Lane Allen) Pollyanna (Eleanor H. Porter) Pollyanna Grows Up (Eleanor H. Porter) Children of the Tenements (Jacob A. Riis) Little Prudy's Sister Susy (Sophie May) Little Peter: A Christmas Morality (Lucas Malet) Snap-Dragons or, Old Father Christmas (Juliana Horatia Ewing) Christmas Holidays at Merryvale (Alice Hale Burnett) The Ice Queen (Ernest Ingersoll) Miss Santa Claus of the Pullman (Annie F. Johnston) The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe (Amanda M. Douglas) Little Maid Marian (Amy Ella Blanchard) The Tailor of Gloucester (Beatrix Potter) Santa Claus's Partner (Thomas Nelson Page) The Upas Tree (Florence L. Barclay) A Versailles Christmas-Tide (A. S. Boyd) At the Black Rocks (Edward A. Rand) The Man Who Forgot Christmas (Max Brand)

Christmas Stories (Collins Classics)

By Charles Dickens
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Isbn : 0008110638
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 479
  • File Pdf: christmas-stories.pdf

Book Summary:

HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics.

COMING OF AGE COLLECTION - Martha Finley Edition (Timeless Children Classics For Young Girls)

By Martha Finley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Musaicum Books
  • Isbn : 8075832337
  • Pages : 6187
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 619
  • File Pdf: coming-of-age-collection-martha-finley-edition.pdf

Book Summary:

This unique collection of Martha Finley's most beloved children & young adult books has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Elsie Dinsmore Series Elsie Dinsmore Elsie's Holidays at Roselands Elsie's Girlhood Elsie's Womanhood Elsie's Motherhood Elsie's Children Elsie's Widowhood Grandmother Elsie Elsie's New Relations Elsie at Nantucket Two Elsies Elsie's Kith and Kin Elsie's Friends at Woodburn Christmas with Grandma Elsie Elsie and the Raymonds Elsie Yachting with the Raymonds Elsie's Vacation Elsie at Viamede Elsie at Ion Elsie at the World's Fair Elsie's Journey on Inland Waters Elsie at Home Elsie on the Hudson Elsie in the South Elsie's Young Folks in Peace and War Elsie's Winter Trip Elsie and Her Loved Ones Elsie and Her Namesakes Mildred Keith Series Mildred Keith Mildred at Roselands Mildred and Elsie Mildred's Married Life, and a Winter with Elsie Dinsmore Mildred at Home: With Something About Her Relatives and Friends Mildred's Boys and Girls Mildred's New Daughter Other Novels Edith's Sacrifice Ella Clinton Signing the Contract and What it Cost The Thorn in the Nest The Tragedy of Wild River Valley Martha Finley (1828-1909) was a teacher and author of numerous works, the most well-known being the 28 volume Elsie Dinsmore series which was published over a span of 38 years.

Flex-Ability - Classics for Flute

By Victor L�_pez
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Alfred Music
  • Isbn : 1457433443
  • Pages : 24
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 777
  • File Pdf: flex-ability-classics-for-flute.pdf

Book Summary:

The Flex-Ability series is ideal for solos, duets, trios, quartets, or any size ensembles, including woodwinds, brass, strings and percussion. Players of various abilities, levels 1--3, can play together. The 11 "classical" themes come from opera, symphony, piano and lute compositions, but are arranged in rock, jazz, swing and other contemporary styles. Here is a fun way to learn about these classics. Composer biographies and program notes are included. Titles: * Overture from the opera The Barber of Seville * Bour̩e from Lute Suite No. 1 * Haba̱era from the opera Carmen * Theme from Hungarian Dance No. 5 * Minuet from Anna Magdalena Bach Notebook * Theme from The New World Symphony * Ode to Joy from Symphony No. 9 * Theme from Pomp and Circumstance * Prince of Denmark's March * Toreador from the opera Carmen * Overture from the opera William Tell.

The Battle for Christmas

By Stephen Nissenbaum
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : 0307760227
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 769
  • File Pdf: the-battle-for-christmas.pdf

Book Summary:

Anyone who laments the excesses of Christmas might consider the Puritans of colonial Massachusetts: they simply outlawed the holiday. The Puritans had their reasons, since Christmas was once an occasion for drunkenness and riot, when poor "wassailers extorted food and drink from the well-to-do. In this intriguing and innovative work of social history, Stephen Nissenbaum rediscovers Christmas's carnival origins and shows how it was transformed, during the nineteenth century, into a festival of domesticity and consumerism. Drawing on a wealth of period documents and illustrations, Nissenbaum charts the invention of our current Yuletide traditions, from St. Nicholas to the Christmas tree and, perhaps most radically, the practice of giving gifts to children. Bursting with detail, filled with subversive readings of such seasonal classics as "A Visit from St. Nicholas” and A Christmas Carol, The Battle for Christmas captures the glorious strangeness of the past even as it helps us better understand our present.