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The Resource The greatest gift : a Christmas tale, Philip Van Doren Stern ; with an afterword by Marguerite Stern Robinson ; illustrations by Andrew Davidson

The greatest gift : a Christmas tale, Philip Van Doren Stern ; with an afterword by Marguerite Stern Robinson ; illustrations by Andrew Davidson

Label
The greatest gift : a Christmas tale
Title
The greatest gift
Title remainder
a Christmas tale
Statement of responsibility
Philip Van Doren Stern ; with an afterword by Marguerite Stern Robinson ; illustrations by Andrew Davidson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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DLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
It's a wonderful life (Motion picture)
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1900-1984
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stern, Philip Van Doren
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3537.T453
LC item number
G74 2014
Literary form
fiction
Label
The greatest gift : a Christmas tale, Philip Van Doren Stern ; with an afterword by Marguerite Stern Robinson ; illustrations by Andrew Davidson
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn879468940
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
55 pages
Isbn
9781476778860
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014016872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)879468940
Label
The greatest gift : a Christmas tale, Philip Van Doren Stern ; with an afterword by Marguerite Stern Robinson ; illustrations by Andrew Davidson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn879468940
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
55 pages
Isbn
9781476778860
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014016872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)879468940

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