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  • Published: 3 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241396711
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories

From Hans Christian Andersen to Angela Carter




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

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.

  • Published: 3 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241396711
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

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