The Greatest Gift (Kindle ePUB Pdf) by Philip Van Doren Stern

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The Greatest Gift

Ay tradition we cherish todayNow 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 worl. I m delighted beyond words right now It s a Wonderful Life is one of my favourite old movies and I had no idea it was based on a short story This is a truly magical tale which I m so glad t The Breach of Crowns 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 Icebergs people around the worl. I m delighted beyond words right now It s a Wonderful Life is one of my favourite old movies and I had no idea it was based on a short story This is a truly magical tale which I m so glad t

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A beautiful gift edition of the heartwarming story that became the Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful LifeFor 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 fi. A priceless importance due the film that inspired NO MAN IS A FAILURE WHO HAS FRIENDS It s not rare if you haven t read this short story or even know about it But certainly it could be

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Nd 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 holid. I love Frank Capra s It a Wonderful Life and was happy to read the very short story that started it all The short story and the movie have differences but the basic story line and the meani


About the Author: Philip Van Doren Stern

Philip Van Doren Stern was an American author editor and Civil War historian whose story The Greatest Gift published in 1943 inspired the classic Christmas film It's a Wonderful Life 1946Philip Van Doren Stern was born in Wyalusing Pennsylvania into a family of humble means His Pennsylvania born father was a traveling merchant of Bavarian descent who came to Wyalusing from West Virgini



10 thoughts on “The Greatest Gift

  1. says:

    A priceless importance due the film that inspired NO MAN IS A FAILURE WHO HAS FRIENDS It’s not rare if you haven’t read this short story or even know about it But certainly it could be uite rare if you haven’t watched at least once the film that inspired The Greatest Gift by Phillip Van Doren Stern is the inspiration for the masterpie

  2. says:

    4 stars for this 1943 short story and an extra half star for its having inspired one of my favorite Christmas movies of all time It's a Wonderful Life the great movie directed by Frank Capra and starring Jimmy Stewart Othe

  3. says:

    “I want to live again I want to live again I want to live again Please God let me live againHeartwarming and inspirationalAs a collector of Christmas books I am so glad that I found this one as it was the inspiration for the movie It's a Wonderful Life I didn't realize until reading the Afterword that he had thought of this stor

  4. says:

    45★I read this here Just be aware that there are a lot of typos in this editionAlso I must be one of the few in the English speaking world who hasn't seen It's a Wonderful Life Maybe if we still had Sky TVThis was such a sweet heartwarming story with a moral of counting your blessings It appears at first read t

  5. says:

    Best known for its movie adaptation ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ this really touching tale really highlights the

  6. says:

    I love Frank Capra's It a Wonderful Life and was happy to read the very short story that started it all The short story and the movie

  7. says:

    The basis of the Capra classic It's a Wonderful Life The story was published in a magazine and is too short for the character development and world building that the movie is so good at and the supernatural element is much pronounced and better explained in the movie The story is still well worth your time and barely takes any to read

  8. says:

    Update dec 2019 I still love itUpdate First re read dic 2018 I still loved it I think I’ll make it a tradition to read it every christmasRating I loved it 😍This is a wonderful uplifting and beautiful christmas storyThe classic movie It's a wonderful life is based on it The movie expands on George's backstory and his disappointment in life his depression and despair The movie makes the strange man an angel Clarence who is trying to get

  9. says:

    I'm delighted beyond words right now It's a Wonderful Life is one of my favourite old movies and I had no idea it was based on a short story This is a truly magical tale which I'm so glad to relieve There is something so lovely and en

  10. says:

    This was so cute I read 4 different Christmas books this December and somehow this super short story was the best of them It had everything I wanted from a Christmas story and it left me with a smile on my face It

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