By Anthony Trollope
One of six cherished Christmas classics in collectible hardcover editions
Christmas at Thompson Hall brings jointly the simplest of the Christmas tales of Anthony Trollope, some of the most winning, prolific, and revered English novelists of the 19th century. Characterized through insightful, psychologically wealthy, and occasionally wryly funny depictions of the center category and gentry of Victorian England—and encouraged sometimes by way of missives within the “lost letter” field of the provincial publish place of work that Trollope ran—these stories helped to enshrine the traditions of the embellished Christmas tree, the vacation turkey, and the giving of store-bought gifts. Today, they open a window onto a time while carolers crammed the streets and every house’s door displayed a wreath of evergreen boughs, a time at once distant and but startlingly familiar.
Penguin Christmas Classics
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Penguin Christmas Classics honor the facility of literature to maintain on giving in the course of the a while. The six volumes within the sequence will not be in basic terms our such a lot cherished Christmas stories, in addition they have given us a lot of what we adore concerning the vacation itself. A Christmas Carol revived in Victorian England such Christmas hallmarks because the Christmas tree, vacation playing cards, and caroling. The xmas yarns of Anthony Trollope popularized during the British Empire and around the globe the trimmings of Christmas in London. The lifestyles and Adventures of Santa Claus created the beginning tale for the presiding spirit of Christmas as we all know it. The vacation stories of Louisa may perhaps Alcott formed the perfect of an American Christmas. The evening earlier than Christmas introduced forth a few of our earliest Christmas traditions as handed down via people stories. And The Nutcracker encouraged the main recognized ballet in heritage, one noticeable through hundreds of thousands within the twilight of each year.
Beautifully designed hardcovers—with foil-stamped jackets, ornamental endpapers, and nameplates for personalization—in a small trim dimension that makes them excellent stocking stuffers, Penguin Christmas Classics embrace the spirit of giving that's on the center of our so much established tales in regards to the holiday.
Collect all six Penguin Christmas Classics:
A Christmas Carol by way of Charles Dickens
Christmas at Thompson corridor: And different Christmas Stories by means of Anthony Trollope
The lifestyles and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum
A Merry Christmas: And different Christmas Stories by way of Louisa may perhaps Alcott
The evening ahead of Christmas via Nikolai Gogol
The Nutcracker by means of E. T. A. Hoffmann
For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts greater via introductions and notes via exotic students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations via award-winning translators.
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