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Old Christmas (Dover Pictorial Archives) (Paperback)

Old Christmas (Dover Pictorial Archives) By Washington Irving, Randolph Caldecott (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Washington Irving's delightful account of a festive Christmas holiday includes five incomparable essays. Written well over a century ago, Irving's sketches celebrate the celebration with heartwarming descriptions of Yuletide events.
Irving recalls with warmth and wonder his many colorful experiences of a traditional Victorian Christmas while a guest at an English estate -- from the Christmas Eve trip by a stagecoach filled with rosy-cheeked boys returning from school, and scenes of domestic hilarity during holiday games, to solemn services at the village church and the return home to a sumptuous holiday dinner.
Enhanced with more than 100 charming illustrations by noted nineteenth-century artist Randolph Caldecott, this engaging book helped nurture America's recognition of the holiday. Perfect for gift-giving, the collection elicits from a master American storyteller a magical remembrance of Christmas past.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780486443706
ISBN-10: 0486443701
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: September 13th, 2005
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Dover Pictorial Archives