By Barbara Quarton
This selection of pleasant Christmas tales from the pages of "The Century Illustrated Magazine" contains the works of such striking nineteenth-century authors as Sarah Orne Jewett, Jacob Riis, Frank R. Stockton, and Ruth McEnery Stuart, between many others. Editor Barbara Quarton's introductory reviews offer precious context for every tale, heightening the adventure for readers surprising with the conditions of lifestyle in turn-of-the-century America.
Curl up in entrance of a fire—and organize to be charmed by means of Pop Baker, Cousin Fanny, Wulfy, and the snow infants. Christmas tales Rediscovered is a superb vacation learn!
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