The Ultimate Christmas Library: 400+ Novels, Stories, Poems, Carols & Legends

eBook: The Ultimate Christmas Library: 400+ Novels, Stories, Poems, Carols & Legends

Sprache - Englisch

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Über das eBook

The Ultimate Christmas Library: 400+ Novels, Stories, Poems, Carols & Legends represents an unparalleled collection of literary works centered around the theme of Christmas, showcasing a vast array of styles from the poetic to the prosaic, the fantastic to the historical. This anthology spans centuries of literary tradition, capturing the spirit of Christmas through a diverse blend of voices and perspectives. It offers readers standout pieces that highlight the cultural, religious, and emotional dimensions of the holiday season, making it a rich tapestry of human experience viewed through the lens of Christmas. Within its pages, the reader will find works that capture the essence of joy, reflection, celebration, and contemplation associated with the season. The contributing authors and editors of this compilation are a veritable who's who of literary giants, including Charles Dickens, whose 'A Christmas Carol' has become synonymous with Christmas literature itself, Mark Twain, William Shakespeare, and Leo Tolstoy, among others. This collection not only aligns with various historical and cultural movements but represents a confluence of literary achievements that have shaped our understanding of Christmas. The varied backgrounds of these authors provide a multi-layered exploration of the holiday, from its Christian roots with contributions from Martin Luther to its cultural celebration in works by Harriet Beecher Stowe and others, offering an unprecedented breadth of insight into the holiday season from different times and places. This anthology is an invaluable resource for anyone looking to immerse themselves in the literature of Christmas. It provides an educational journey through the ways in which this holiday has been celebrated, understood, and conceptualized across different cultures and epochs. The Ultimate Christmas Library is not merely a collection of holiday stories but a significant cultural artifact that fosters a deeper appreciation of the literary canon surrounding Christmas. It is an essential volume for scholars, students, and Christmas enthusiasts alike, inviting readers to explore the depth and diversity of Christmas literature and to engage in a global conversation about the meaning and impact of this enduring holiday.

Über den Autor

Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832–1910), a towering figure in Norwegian literature, was a playwright, poet, and novelist, whose contribution is forever etched in the annals of Nordic letters. Born in the village of Kvikne, in Østerdalen, Norway, Bjørnson's literary career was marked by his deep engagement with the Norwegian national spirit, which paralleled the cultural and political movements leading towards Norway's eventual independence from Sweden. His multifaceted career encapsulated the roles of an influential journalist, a fervid political activist, and an author whose works conveyed his ardent nationalist sentiments. The recipient of the 1903 Nobel Prize in Literature, Bjørnson is best known for his poems, plays, and novels that address social issues and the quest for identity in a rapidly changing Norway. His contribution to literature extends to the rich body of Christmas literature, as alluded to by his inclusion in 'The Ultimate Christmas Library: 400+ Novels, Stories, Poems, Carols & Legends.' His literary style often combined realism with lyrical themes, shining through a canon of works that resonate with love for the Norwegian land and people. Bjørnson's narrative prowess and his command of the Norwegian language played a pivotal role in shaping the literary identity of a nation in transition and continues to be celebrated throughout the Scandinavian literary tradition.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 10534 Seiten

Größe: 54,0 MB

ISBN: 8596547389491