Short Stories for English Courses

Short Stories for English Courses

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In this book you have a lot to learn, improving English language while having fun with different including Christmas enrolment stories, a selected stories from 19th century literature and fiction, you would have to start with the following; THE FIRST CHRISTMAS TREE. This story is placed first because it is of the type that first delighted man. It is the story of high adventure, of a struggle with the forces of nature, barbarous men, and heathen gods. The hero is "a hunter of demons, a subduer of the wilderness, a woodman of the faith." He seeks hardships and conquers them. The setting is the illumitable forest in the remote past. The forest, like the sea, makes an irresistible appeal to the imagination. Either may be the scene of the marvelous and the thrilling. Quite unlike the earliest tales, this story is enriched with description and exposition; nevertheless, it has their simplicity and dignity. It reminds us of certain of the great Biblical narratives, such as the contest between Elijah and the prophets of Baal and the victory of Daniel over the jealous presidents and princes of Darius. In "The First Christmas Tree
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  • Paperback | 472 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 24mm | 626g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1539551997
  • 9781539551997