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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Everymans Library
Publication date October 30, 2007
Pages 395
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780307267177
ISBN-10 0307267172
Dimensions 1.25 by 4.75 by 7.75 in.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $16.00
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Summary
A holiday anthology of literary short fiction celebrates Christmas with a collection that includes Elizabeth Bowen's 'Green Holly,' 'Dancing Dan's Christmas' by Damon Runyon, 'A Christmas Memory' by Truman Capote, Willa Cather's 'The Burglar's Choice,' and works by Charles Dickens, Leo Tolstoy, John Updike, Alice Monroe, John Cheever, Grace Paley, and others. 20,000 first printing.
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Now joining Everyman’s Library—the most extensive and distinguished collectible library of the world’s greatest works—is an appealing new collection in a small Pocket Classics format, perfect for gift giving and reading pleasure.

Christmas Stories is a treasury of short fiction by great writers of the past two centuries—from Dickens and Tolstoy to John Updike and Alice Munro. As a literary subject, Christmas has inspired everything from intimate domestic dramas to fanciful flights of the imagination, and the full range of its expression is represented in this wonderfully engaging anthology.

Goblins frolic in the graveyard of an early Dickens tale and a love-struck ghost disrupts a country estate in Elizabeth Bowen’s “Green Holly.” The plight of the less fortunate haunts Chekhov’s “Vanka” and Willa Cather’s “The Burglar’s Christmas” but takes a boisterously comic turn in Damon Runyon’s “Dancing Dan’s Christmas” and in John Cheever’s “Christmas Is a Sad Season for the Poor.” From Vladimir Nabokov’s intensely moving story of a father’s grief in “Christmas” to Truman Capote’s hilarious yet heartbreaking “A Christmas Memory,” from Grace Paley’s Jewish girl starring in the Christmas pageant in “The Loudest Voice” to the dysfunctional family ski holiday in Richard Ford’s “Crèche”—each of the stories gathered here is imbued with Christmas spirit (of one kind or another), and all are richly and indelibly entertaining.

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from Gardners Books (November 8, 2007)
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About: As a literary subject, Christmas has inspired topics ranging from intimate domestic dramas, to fanciful flights of the imagination.
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from Everymans Library (October 30, 2007)
9780307267177 | details & prices | 395 pages | 4.75 × 7.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $16.00
About: A holiday anthology of literary short fiction celebrates Christmas with a collection that includes Elizabeth Bowen's 'Green Holly,' 'Dancing Dan's Christmas' by Damon Runyon, 'A Christmas Memory' by Truman Capote, Willa Cather's 'The Burglar's Choice,' and works by Charles Dickens, Leo Tolstoy, John Updike, Alice Monroe, John Cheever, Grace Paley, and others.

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