The Greatest Christmas Novels, Tales & Poems (Illustrated)

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Sprache - Englisch

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In 'The Greatest Christmas Novels, Tales & Poems (Illustrated)', readers are presented with a rich tapestry of Yuletide tales, enriching the literary corpus with a variety of stories and poems that span across different times and traditions. Delving into this compilation is akin to wandering through a festive gallery curated by Selma Lagerlöf, one of literature's finest voices. The anthology comprises works that showcase the holiday spirit through a myriad of lenses, from O. Henry's poignant 'The Gift of the Magi' to Lucy Maud Montgomery's beloved 'Anne of Green Gables', each offering glimpses of Christmas' impact on human life. Illustrated and carefully edited, this collection preserves the essence of Christmas storytelling within its beautifully formatted pages, providing not just entertainment but also a profound understanding of diverse festive cultures.

Selma Lagerlöf, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, is a Swedish author whose own story, 'The Holy Night', finds its place among other illustrious narratives in this collection. Lagerlöf's deep understanding of the human condition and her remarkable storytelling prowess are evident throughout the anthology. Her personal history and experiences likely influenced her curatorial choices, delivering a resonating echo of the past and present, tradition and innovation, solemnity and celebration that the holiday season embodies.

To anyone who revels in the spirit of Christmas or desires to explore the historical and cultural facets of the holiday through literature, 'The Greatest Christmas Novels, Tales & Poems (Illustrated)' offers a compendious and mesmerizing experience. This anthology is a must-read not only for its literary merit but also for its capacity to kindle the warmth of Christmas in the hearts of its readers, regardless of the season. It's an essential addition to the shelves of those who cherish holiday classics and yearn for the comfort of timeless tales.


Über den Autor

Selma Lagerlöf (1858–1940) was a Swedish author and the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1909. Lagerlöf's literary career began with her debut novel, 'Gösta Berling's Saga' (1891), an immediate success that remains a classic in Sweden. Lagerlöf's narrative style is noted for its lyrical beauty, vibrant characterizations, and incorporation of folklore and legend, which combined to breathe life into the Swedish countryside and its traditions. Her works often explore themes of love, compassion, and human redemption, distinguishing her as a deeply empathetic storyteller. Among her celebrated works is 'The Wonderful Adventures of Nils' (1906–1907), a beloved children's book that is considered a centerpiece of Swedish literature and culture. Though best known for her novels, Lagerlöf's contribution to the holiday literature is significant, with collections such as 'The Greatest Christmas Novels, Tales & Poems (Illustrated)' showcasing her ability to capture the spirit of Christmas through a tapestry of magical storytelling. Lagerlöf's achievements transcended the literary; she was an influential figure in the movement for women's rights and became a member of the Swedish Academy in 1914. Her legacy endures not just in the canon of Swedish literature, but as a pioneer for women writers globally.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 8099 Seiten

Größe: 50,8 MB

ISBN: 8596547749622

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