9780241396698
The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories

Truman Capote makes whiskey-soaked fruitcake in Alabama; Laurie Lee slides across a frozen pond in Gloucestershire; and Shirley Jackson is outwitted by a wily Santa Claus at the bank. Ghosts haunt the Christmases of Muriel Spark and Elizabeth Bowen, while Dostoyevsky, Daphne du Maurier and Italo Calvino take a cynical view of the season and Selma Lagerlof and Angela Carter celebrate its miracles. Ranging from Cork to Lagos to the Wild West, and from Paris to San Paolo to outer space, this is Christmas as imagined by some of the greatest short story writers of all time.

  • Publisher: Penguin Classics UK
  • Publication date: 03/10/2019
  • ISBN: 9780241396698
  • Page extent: 288
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 237 mm x 153 mm
 
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