More Favorite Stories of Christmas Past by various authors audiobook

More Favorite Stories of Christmas Past

By various authors
Read by Joyce Bean and Simon Prebble

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Tantor Media presents a collection of some of the most popular Christmas stories read by two award-winning narrators. This special anthology will transport listeners back to the Christmases of their youth, when they first heard these holiday tales. From Henry Van Dyke's classic Christmas blessing, "Keeping Christmas," to Charles Dickens's popular tale of yuletide redemption, "A Christmas Carol," More Favorite Stories of Christmas Past has something for everyone. Also included is Louisa May Alcott's inspirational "A Christmas Dream, and How It Came True," as well as four other Christmas classics that can be heard and shared year after year. The classics that can be found in More Favorite Stories of Christmas Past are: "Keeping Christmas" by Henry Van Dyke; "A Christmas Dream, and How It Came True" by Louisa May Alcott; "The Last Dream of the Old Oak" by Hans Christian Andersen; "Christmas at Red Butte" by Lucy Maud Montgomery; "The Little Match Girl" by Hans Christian Andersen; "Rosa's Tale" by Louisa May Alcott; and "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.

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Tantor Media presents a collection of some of the most popular Christmas stories read by two award-winning narrators. This special anthology will transport listeners back to the Christmases of their youth, when they first heard these holiday tales. From Henry Van Dyke's classic Christmas blessing, "Keeping Christmas," to Charles Dickens's popular tale of yuletide redemption, "A Christmas Carol," More Favorite Stories of Christmas Past has something for everyone. Also included is Louisa May Alcott's inspirational "A Christmas Dream, and How It Came True," as well as four other Christmas classics that can be heard and shared year after year. The classics that can be found in More Favorite Stories of Christmas Past are: "Keeping Christmas" by Henry Van Dyke; "A Christmas Dream, and How It Came True" by Louisa May Alcott; "The Last Dream of the Old Oak" by Hans Christian Andersen; "Christmas at Red Butte" by Lucy Maud Montgomery; "The Little Match Girl" by Hans Christian Andersen; "Rosa's Tale" by Louisa May Alcott; and "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.

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Author Bio: Lucy Maud Montgomery

Author Bio: Lucy Maud Montgomery

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Author Bio: Louisa May Alcott

Author Bio: Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888) was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania. Educated by her father until she was sixteen, she also studied under Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Theodore Parker. A prolific writer, her most famous work was Little Women, a timeless American classic.

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Author Bio: Hans Christian Andersen

Author Bio: Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen (1805–1875) was born in Odense, Denmark, the son of a poor shoemaker and a washerwoman. As a young teenager, he became quite well known in Odense as a reciter of drama and as a singer. When he was fourteen, he set off for the capital, Copenhagen, determined to become a national success on the stage. He failed miserably, but made some influential friends in the capital who got him into school to remedy his lack of proper education. In 1829 his first book was published. After that, books came out at regular intervals. His stories began to be translated into English as early as 1846. Since then, numerous editions, and more recently Hollywood songs and Disney cartoons, have helped to ensure the continuing popularity of the stories in the English-speaking world.

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Author Bio: Charles Dickens

Author Bio: Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens (1812–1870) was born in Landport, Portsmouth, England, the second of eight children in a family continually plagued by debt. A legacy brought release from the nightmare of debtors’ prison and child labor and afforded him a few years of formal schooling. He worked as an attorney’s clerk and newspaper reporter until his early writings brought him the amazing success that was to be his for the remainder of his life. He was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, and he remains popular, responsible for some of English literature’s most iconic characters.

Author Bio: L. M. Montgomery

Author Bio: L. M. Montgomery

Lucy Maud Montgomery was born on November 30th, 1874, in Clifton, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Although she lived during a time when few women received a higher education, Lucy attended Prince Wales College in Charlottestown, PEI, and then Dalhousie University in Halifax. At seventeen she went to Halifax, Nova Scotia, to write for a newspaper, the Halifax Chronicle, and for its evening edition, the Echo. But Lucy returned to live with her grandmother in Cavendish, PEI, where she taught and contributed stories to magazines. It was this experience, along with the lives of her farmer and fisherfolk neighbors, that came alive when she wrote her Anne books, beginning with Anne of Green Gables (1908). Anne of Green Gables brought her overnight success and international recognition. It was followed by eight other books about Anne and Avonlea, as well as a number of other delightful novels, including her Emily series, which began in 1923 with Emily of New Moon. But it is her delightful heroine Anne Shirley, praised by Mark Twain as “the most moving and delightful child of fiction since the immortal Alice,” who remains a popular favorite throughout the world. She and her husband, the Rev. Ewen MacDonald, eventually moved to Ontario. Lucy Montgomery died in Toronto in 1942.

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Author Bio: Henry Van Dyke

Author Bio: Henry Van Dyke

Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933) was an American author and clergyman. He graduated from Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary, and later served as a professor of English literature at Princeton. Among his best known works are The Other Wise Man, The First Christmas Tree, and his poem Time Is.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 4.81
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English