The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories: From Hans Christian Andersen to Angela Carter (Penguin Clothbound Classics) (Hardcover)

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The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories: From Hans Christian Andersen to Angela Carter (Penguin Clothbound Classics) (Hardcover)

By Jessica Harrison (Editor), Coralie Bickford-Smith (Cover design or artwork by)

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The ultimate festive anthology of the best Christmas stories of all time, selected from around the world

A Penguin Classics Hardcover

This is a collection of the most magical, moving, chilling and surprising Christmas stories from around the world, taking us from frozen Nordic woods to glittering Paris, a New York speakeasy to an English country house, bustling Lagos to midnight mass in Rio, and even outer space.

Here are classic tales from writers including Truman Capote, Shirley Jackson, Dylan Thomas, Saki and Chekhov, as well as little-known treasures such as Italo Calvino's wry sideways look at Christmas consumerism, Wolfdietrich Schnurre's story of festive ingenuity in Berlin, Selma Lagerlof's enchanted forest in Sweden, and Irène Nemerovsky's dark family portrait. Featuring santas, ghosts, trolls, unexpected guests, curmudgeons and miracles, here is Christmas as imagined by some of the greatest short story writers of all time.
Jessica Harrison (editor) is the editorial director of Penguin Classics UK.
Product Details ISBN: 9780241455654
ISBN-10: 0241455650
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: November 8th, 2022
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Penguin Clothbound Classics
“From Hans Christian Andersen to Angela Carter, this greatest hits compilation also happens to be beautifully published. Inside you’ll find ghosts, miracles, grouchy curmudgeons, and plenty of snow.” ―Daily Mail (“Books of the Year”)

“Perfect for any looming Boxing Day boredom.” ―The Herald (Scotland)