Christmas at Thompson Hall: And Other Christmas Stories by Anthony Trollope

By Anthony Trollope

One of 5 cherished Christmas classics
 
Christmas at Thompson Hall brings jointly the easiest of the Christmas tales of Anthony Trollope, essentially the most profitable, prolific, and revered English novelists of the 19th century. Characterized by means of insightful, psychologically wealthy, and infrequently wryly funny depictions of the center category and gentry of Victorian England—and encouraged sometimes through missives within the “lost letter” field of the provincial submit workplace that Trollope ran—these stories helped to enshrine the traditions of the adorned Christmas tree, the vacation turkey, and the giving of store-bought gifts. Today, they open a window onto a time whilst carolers stuffed the streets and every house’s door displayed a wreath of evergreen boughs, a time at once distant and but startlingly prevalent.

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