Coupon
The Greatest Gift : A Christmas Tale
by Philip Van Doren Stern and Marguerite Stern Robinson and Andrew Davidson


Overview - A beautiful gift edition of the heartwarming story that became the Christmas classic, It's a Wonderful Life .
For almost seventy years, people the world over have fallen in love with Frank Capra's classic Christmas movie It's a Wonderful Life .
  Read more...

 
Hardcover
  • $9.99
  • 20% off for Members: Get the Club Price
    $ 7.99

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock Online.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 33 copies from $2.99
 
 
 
 

More About The Greatest Gift by Philip Van Doren Stern; Marguerite Stern Robinson; Andrew Davidson
 
 
 
Overview
A beautiful gift edition of the heartwarming story that became the Christmas classic, It's a Wonderful Life.
For almost seventy years, people the world over have fallen in love with Frank Capra's classic Christmas movie It's a Wonderful Life. But few of those fans know that Capra's film was based on a short story by author Philip Van Doren Stern, which came to Stern in a dream one night.
Unable at first to find a publisher for his evocative tale about a man named George Pratt who ponders suicide until he receives an opportunity to see what the world would be like without him, Stern ultimately published the story in a small pamphlet and sent it out as his 1943 Christmas card. One of those 200 cards found its way into the hands of Frank Capra, who shared it with Jimmy Stewart, and the film that resulted became the holiday tradition we cherish today.
Now fans of It's a Wonderful Life, or anyone who loves the spirit of Christmas, can own the story that started it all in an elegant, illustrated edition that's perfect for holiday giving. It includes an Afterword by Stern's daughter, Marguerite Stern Robinson, that tells the story of how her father's Christmas card became the movie beloved by generations of people around the world.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781476778860
  • ISBN-10: 1476778868
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publish Date: October 2014
  • Page Count: 55
  • Dimensions: 7.1 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.35 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Fiction > Holidays
Books > Fiction > Religious - General
Books > Fiction > Classics

 
BAM Customer Reviews