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O Christmas Three: O. Henry, Tolstoy, and Dickens

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Heartwarming stories that recall Christmases past:




· O.Henry’s all-American tale, “The Gift of the Magi,” originally published in 1906.

· Leo Tolstoy’s Russian folktale, “Where Love Is, There God Is Also” from 1887.

· And Charles Dickens’ little-known classics "The Seven Poor Travellers" and "What Christmas Is As We Grow Older," from 1854 and 1851.





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Hardcover, 112 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by Paraclete Press
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Tryn
Jan 20, 2011 Tryn rated it it was amazing
This was a delightful book to read the week after Christmas, when the tree was still up but the hurry and worry of the season had receded. It is a collection of Christmas classics. Here are a few thoughts about each selection:

“The Gift of the Magi” by O.Henry. I have read the illustrated, abridged version of this story to my children many times, but this was my first time through the complete story. It is one of my favorites stories of all time and captures the spirit of Christmas, the spirit of
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Malcolm Ewing
Dec 21, 2015 Malcolm Ewing rated it it was ok
This little book is a bit of an oddity, with four entirely different stories by three very different authors published together, with the vague connection of spiritual values and, for three of the four stories, a Christmas setting.

O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi" is much the most familiar story, but rather trifling. I found Tolstoy's "Where Love Is, There God Is Also" to be the most interesting and the most meaningful story, although it has nothing to do with Christmas. Dickens's "The Seven Po
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Brandi
Jan 10, 2015 Brandi rated it really liked it
"O Christmas Three: O. Henry, Tolstoy, and Dickens" is a nice, light read for the holiday season. It includes O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi", Leo Tolstoy's "Where Love Is, There God is Also", and Charles Dickens' "The Seven Poor Travellers" and "What Christmas is as We Grow Older". The book itself is an attractive little hardbound and each selection is short enough to be read at one sitting. Normally I would have given it 5-stars, but I feel the price I paid for the book was a bit too much g ...more
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O'Henry & Tolstoy stories are great classics that are still fun to read. Dickens ... not so much!
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Quick read. Enjoyed O. Henry and Tolstoy more than Dickens.
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William Sydney Porter lends the pen name "O. Henry" to surprise endings signed officially as Sydney Porter. His biography shows where he found inspiration for his characters. Their voices and his language were products of his era.

He was born 1862 Greensboro, North Carolina. When he was three years old, his mother died from tuberculosis. He left school at fifteen, worked five years in his uncle's d
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