Lecture: Christmas Stories Rediscovered

Christmas Stories Rediscovered, book cover‘Tis the season! Librarian Barbara Quarton will talk about her delightful new collection of Christmas stories from the turn of the century, Christmas Stories Rediscovered: Short Stories from The Century Magazine, 1891-1905.

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008
Noon-1 p.m.
The lecture is free and open to all.

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From the publisher: “This collection of delightful Christmas stories from the pages of “The Century Illustrated Magazine” includes the works of such notable nineteenth-century authors as Sarah Orne Jewett, Jacob Riis, Frank R. Stockton, and Ruth McEnery Stuart, among many others. Editor Barbara Quarton’s introductory comments provide valuable context for each story, heightening the experience for readers unfamiliar with the circumstances of daily life in turn-of-the-century America. Curl up in front of a fire—and prepare to be charmed by Pop Baker, Cousin Fanny, Wulfy, and the snow babies. Christmas Stories Rediscovered is a wonderful holiday read!”

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