Christmas, A Story (Illustrated Edition) by Zona Gale

Christmas, A Story (Illustrated Edition)

byZona Gale

Kobo ebook | November 4, 2016

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This is a gentle Christmas story, whose message is that if we did not already have Christmas, we would find a way to invent it. It is hard times in Old Trail Town as the Season of Giving approaches. The factory that employs most of the town is closed and not likely to re-open, and town merchants fear that people will try to shop on credit. Unwilling to carry the debt, the merchants work out a scheme to get everybody in town to agree not to have Christmas that year. What happens next proves that Christmas cannot be banned from the hearts of those who truly believe in it. (Summary by Christine Dufour)

Included in this Illustrated Edition of the 1912 version of "Christmas, A Story" are all seven original illustrations, rejuvenated, and 12 additional Christmas illustrations that are unique to this edition of the book.

Zona Gale (August 26, 1874 – December 27, 1938) was an American author and playwright. Gale was born in Portage, Wisconsin, which she often used as a setting in her writing. She attended Wayland Academy in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, and later entered the University of Wisconsin–Madison, from which she received a Bachelor of Literature degree in 1895, and four years later a master's degree.

After college, Gale wrote for newspapers in Milwaukee and New York City, for six years. A visit to Portage in 1903 proved a turning point in her literary life, as seeing the sights and sounds of town life led her to comment that her 'old world was full of new possibilities.' Gale had found the material she needed for her writing, and returned to Portage in 1904 to concentrate full time on fiction. She wrote and published there until her 1938 death, but made trips to New York.

In 1928 at the age of fifty-four she married William L. Breese, also of Portage.

Gale died of pneumonia in a Chicago hospital in 1938.

Title:Christmas, A Story (Illustrated Edition)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 4, 2016Publisher:Steve GabanyLanguage:English

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