By Louisa May Alcott
One of six cherished Christmas classics in collectible hardcover editions
A Merry Christmas collects the precious vacation stories of Louisa may well Alcott, from the dearly typical yule benevolence of Marmee and her “little girls” to the undying “What Love Can Do,” in which the citizens of a boarding condominium come jointly to make a beautiful Christmas for 2 bad ladies. Wildly renowned on the time in their publication—readers deluged Alcott with letters tough sequels—and drawing on Alcott’s kin and stories within the abolitionist and women’s suffrage routine, those tales have the actual texture and aspect of Christmas in nineteenth-century the US, whereas their emphasis on generosity and charity lead them to undying embodiments of the Christmas spirit.
Penguin Christmas Classics
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Penguin Christmas Classics honor the facility of literature to maintain on giving throughout the a while. The six volumes within the sequence aren't in basic terms our so much cherished Christmas stories, additionally they have given us a lot of what we like in regards to the vacation itself. A Christmas Carol revived in Victorian England such Christmas hallmarks because the Christmas tree, vacation playing cards, and caroling. The yule yarns of Anthony Trollope popularized through the British Empire and around the globe the trimmings of Christmas in London. The lifestyles and Adventures of Santa Claus created the starting place tale for the presiding spirit of Christmas as we all know it. The vacation stories of Louisa might Alcott formed the perfect of an American Christmas. The evening prior to Christmas introduced forth a few of our earliest Christmas traditions as handed down via folks stories. And The Nutcracker encouraged the main recognized ballet in background, one visible through thousands within the twilight of each year.
Beautifully designed hardcovers—with foil-stamped jackets, ornamental endpapers, and nameplates for personalization—in a small trim measurement that makes them ideal stocking stuffers, Penguin Christmas Classics embrace the spirit of giving that's on the middle of our such a lot established tales in regards to the holiday.
Collect all six Penguin Christmas Classics:
A Christmas Carol through Charles Dickens
Christmas at Thompson corridor: And different Christmas Stories through Anthony Trollope
The lifestyles and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum
A Merry Christmas: And different Christmas Stories by means of Louisa might Alcott
The evening ahead of Christmas through Nikolai Gogol
The Nutcracker by means of E. T. A. Hoffmann
For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more advantageous through introductions and notes by means of special students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations by way of award-winning translators.
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