On retrouve :
Les 3 messes basses, d'Alphonse Daudet
Un conte de Noël, de Guy de Maupassant
La petite fille aux allumettes, de Hans Christian Andersen
Les sabots de petit Wolf, de François Copée
Le 4e roi mage, de Henry van Dyke
L'arbre de Noël, de Charles Dickens
La petite marchande de sable, poême de Laure Roehrich (Noëls alsaciens)
Un souvenir de Noël, également de Laure Roehrich
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Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was a Danish writer who wrote prolifically in many genres but specialized in fairy tales. His stories, including The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling, Thumbelina, and The Snow Queen, have been translated into more than 125 languages and have inspired many adaptations.
Alphonse Daudet (1840-1897)
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was an English author and social reformer. He is widely considered the greatest Victorian novelist, having written such classics as Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, A Christmas Carol, and Oliver Twist. Aside from his novels, he also wrote short stories, nonfiction, poetry, plays, and countless letters.
Thanks to Edgar Allan Poe, Honore de Balzac, Nathaniel Hawthorne and others, the half century from 1800-1849 is the cradle of all modern horror short stories. Andrew Barger, the editor of this book as well as "Edgar Allan Poe Annotated and Illustrated Entire Stories and Poems," read over 300 horror short stories to compile the 12 best.
At the back of the book he includes a list of all horror short stories he considered along with their dates of publication and author, when available. He even includes background for each of the stories, author photos and annotations for difficult terminology. A number of the stories were published in leading periodicals of the day such as Blackwood's and Atkinson's Casket. Read The Best Horror Short Stories 1800-1849 today!