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A Country Christmas
     

A Country Christmas

by Louisa May Alcott
 

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas brings joy to the masses worldwide whether it be through gift-giving, kindness, or even the classic Christmas stories.

Louisa May Alcott’s A Country Christmas is a lovely story about two people from the city that go to the country in Vermont to spend Christmas with their cousins.

Overview

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas brings joy to the masses worldwide whether it be through gift-giving, kindness, or even the classic Christmas stories.

Louisa May Alcott’s A Country Christmas is a lovely story about two people from the city that go to the country in Vermont to spend Christmas with their cousins.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781614304517
Publisher:
Acheron Press
Publication date:
10/07/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
932 KB

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Chapter 1

"A handful of good life is worth a bushel of learning."

Dear Emily--I have a brilliant idea, and at once hasten to share it with you. Three weeks ago I came up here to the wilds of Vermont to visit my old aunt, also to get a little quiet and distance in which to survey certain new prospects which have opened before me, and to decide whether I will marry a millionaire and become a queen of society, or remain 'the charming Miss Vaughan' and wait till the conquering hero comes.

Aunt Plumy begs me to stay over Christmas, and I have consented, as I always dread the formal dinner with which my guardian celebrates the day.

My brilliant idea is this. I'm going to make it a real old-fashioned frolic, and won't you come and help me? You will enjoy it immensely I am sure, for Aunt is a character. Cousin Saul worth seeing, and Ruth a far prettier girl than any of the city rosebuds coming out this season. Bring Leonard Randal along with you to take notes for his new books; then it will be fresher and truer than the last, clever as it was.

The air is delicious up here, society amusing, this old farmhouse full of treasures, and your bosom friend pining to embrace you. Just telegraph yes or no, and we will expect you on Tuesday.

Ever yours,

Sophie Vaughan

"They will both come, for they are as tired of city life and as fond of change as I am," said the writer of the above, as she folded her letter and went to get it posted without delay.

Meet the Author

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was an American novelist and poet best known as the author of the novel Little Women and its sequels Little Men and Jo's Boys. Raised by her transcendentalist parents, she grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau. Little Women is loosely based on Alcott's childhood experiences with her three sisters.

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