The Greatest Poems & Carols for Christmas Time (Illustrated Edition)

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Sprache - Englisch

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In 'The Greatest Poems & Carols for Christmas Time (Illustrated Edition), Robert Louis Stevenson offers readers a treasure trove of festive literary gems. This collection, curated with meticulous care, brings together a diverse range of voices and styles, encapsulating the spirit of Christmas through poetic form. The reader is invited to explore holiday classics from eminent poets such as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Milton, and Emily Dickinson, as well as Stevenson's own 'Christmas at Sea.' These pieces, set alongside beloved carols, are presented in an edition that prioritizes navigational ease, complete with a well-organized table of contents. The literary journey is further enhanced by illustrations, adding a visual dimension to the time-honored tradition of holiday reading and evoking a bygone era of Christmas celebration.
Robert Louis Stevenson, the celebrated Scottish author best known for 'Treasure Island' and 'Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde,' also displays his poetic prowess within this collection. Stevenson's experiences traveling and living abroad, especially his time spent in tropical climes, may have influenced his sentimental contribution to this anthology, manifesting in a nostalgic longing for the festivities of his homeland. The other selected poets, have similarly been informed by their own historical contexts, personal beliefs, and cultural backgrounds, making this anthology a reflection not only of holiday joy but also of the diverse tapestry of human experiences that surrounds the yuletide season.
This anthology is a recommendable companion for any literature lover or anyone looking to indulge in the seasonal delights of Christmas through a literary lens. Suitable for both quiet solitary evenings by the fire or as a focal point of family gatherings, it offers a portal to the Christmases of yesteryear, prompting reflection, inspiration, and comfort through its timeless verses. The inclusion of illustrations serves to charm and engage, ensuring that 'The Greatest Poems & Carols for Christmas Time (Illustrated Edition)' is not just a reader's delight but also a feast for the eyes, making it an ideal gift or centerpiece for any holiday library collection.


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Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer, widely celebrated for his masterful adventure tales and his rich literary style that combines vivid characterization with a deep understanding of the human psyche. Perhaps best known for his classic works such as 'Treasure Island', 'Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde', and 'Kidnapped', Stevenson has long been acknowledged as a versatile writer who deftly spanned various genres and addressed themes of adventure, morality, and the duality of human nature. In the realm of poetry and festive prose, his contribution through the anthology 'The Greatest Poems & Carols for Christmas Time (Illustrated Edition)' reflects his ability to evoke the spirit of celebration and reflection, an essential tenet of the holiday season. His work is often characterized by a keen sense of adventure and an enduring appeal to both young and adult readers, setting him apart as a seminal figure in Victorian literature. Stevenson's impact on literature has been profound, influencing generations of writers and earning him a distinguished place in the literary canon. His exploration of complex characters, human psychology, and the interplay of good and evil has made his works enduring classics, continuing to be widely read and appreciated for their narrative ingenuity and psychological depth.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 76 Pages

Filesize: 342.0 KB

ISBN: 8596547752271

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