Old Christmas

Old Christmas

by Washington Irving

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Overview

Warm and delightfully festive, this charming and long forgotten holiday classic was inspired, in part, by Dickens' A Christmas Carol and other celebrations of old-time Yule. Splendid suppers and rural churches, cheerful dances, and hearty spirits imbue this short novel with the magic of the season.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596057265
Publisher: Cosimo
Publication date: 12/22/2005
Pages: 68
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.16(d)

About the Author

Washington Irving (1783-1859) is an American author best known for his short stories Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. He is largely considered to be America's first internationally best-selling author.

Phil Paonessa is a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam era who works as an automotive industry project engineer, a public speaker, an actor, a voice actor, and, formerly, a local newspaper feature writer. The father of three adult children, he is a lifelong resident of Michigan, where he currently resides with his wife.

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Old Christmas 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Old Christmas by Washington Irving helped shaped Christmas that we all know and love. Irving along with Dickens introduced to the public Christmas traditions that sporead the popularity of the holiday. In Old Christmas Irving writes about his visit to the fictional Bracebridge family estate in Shropshire England some time after the battle of Waterloo. This is a great read, though the first chapter can be a little difficult but after that I found it to be a fun and quick read. The illustrations by Randolph Caldcott are wonderful and complements the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A quick and sweet read filles with beautiful language, artistic renderings and sentimental reflections. In these five essays the author shares his experiences of a Christmas spent at the country estate of a friend in rural England. Will appeal to history buffs, literature nerds and fans of Washington Irving.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Old Christmas, but this particular edition looks terrible on nook. I can hardly read the print and all of the illustrations are blurred. A cheap edition not even worth the one dollar I paid.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This a cheap knock-off of an edition of this title published by Chapman Billies a few years ago & which B&N had a superstore distribution.ISBN 0939218151 It is still available. Even the trade reviews listed above are for this earlier publication. Caveat emptor