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This early work is a fascinating collection of short stories by authors whose lives reflect the varied character of American Life published as a Christmas compilation. The tales draw upon the colourful era that was America's 19th century show both the variety and the vitality which characterized this period. Illustrated with sixteen beautiful full page drawings. Contents Include: How Santa Claus Came to Simpson's Bar; Marjorie Daw; The Great Stone Face; The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County; My Double, and How He Undid Me; Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox and the Tar Baby; The Facts Concerning the Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut; An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge; The Fall of the House of Usher; and The Christmas Broadcast. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.