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  • Hardcover
  • 64
  • The Greatest Gift
  • Philip Van Doren Stern
  • English
  • 11 March 2019
  • 9781476778860

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 inspirat

  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 Wonderfu

  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 colle

  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

  5. says:

    Best known for its movie adaptation ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ this really touching tale really highlights the importance of friendship and familyAs George Bailey contemplates suicide he’s visited by a guardian angle ClarenceCl

  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 movi

  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

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    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 try

  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 endearing in it It may not be Christmas yet but I don't see how having the Christmas spirit in you all year long is a bad thing In fact I hope to stumble upon such precious jewels o

  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 was lovely

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Philip Van Doren Stern ¼ 9 Summary

The Greatest Gift

Iday 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 world. 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 endearing in it It may not be Christmas yet but I don t see how having the Christmas spirit in you all year long is a bad thing In fact I hope to stumble upon such precious jewels oftenwell I really want to re watch the movie now

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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 The Greatest PDF by author Philip Van Doren Stern which came to Stern in a dream one night Unable. 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 Other men are leading exciting lives but I well I m just a small town bank clerk I never did anything really useful or interesting and it looks as if I never will I might just as well be dead Sometimes I wish I were In fact I wish I d never been born George Pratt is staring into the dark waters of the river on Christmas Eve depressed about his failure of a life when he s met by an older man who mysteriously grants his wish The man sends George off with a sales bag full of brushes like the old Fuller Brush door to door salesmen to see what his town and family are like now that George has never been bornIf you re familiar with the movie it s kind of a bare bones version of that but a lot of the story and the heart and spirit of it are here in this 75 year old story It s worth reading Free online here at TorcomMerry Christmas to allBonus materialPer TorcomWhen he found himself unable to find a publisher for his story author Philip Van Doren Stern printed up copies of the The Greatest Gift and gave them out as Christmas cards in 1943 Eventually the story came to the attention of director Frank Capra who explained later It was the story I had been looking for all my life A good man ambitious But so busy helping others life seems to pass him byThrough the eyes of a guardian angel he sees the world as it would have been had he not been bornThe movie It s a Wonderful Life was initially not a success despite its star and director It was uickly forgotten so much so that the movie s copyright wasn t renewed in the 70s under the old copyright laws renewal was reuired after 28 years so it was considered to be in the public domain for many years That led to its being shown on TV so often because FREE that this all but forgotten movie became extremely popular When that happened the movie s studio owner started enforcing the copyright of the movie s music and the underlying story this story here which the studio bought the copyright for So basically they back doored the copyright protection Here s an article on it Mon patron voulait que je tape les seins nus 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 The Greatest PDF by author Philip Van Doren Stern which came to Stern in a dream one night Unable. 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 Other men are leading exciting lives but I well I m just a small town bank clerk I never did anything really useful or interesting and it looks as if I never will I might just as well be dead Sometimes I wish I were In fact I wish I d never been born George Pratt is staring into the dark waters of the river on Christmas Eve depressed about his failure of a life when he s met by an older man who mysteriously grants his wish The man sends George off with a sales bag full of brushes like the old Fuller Brush door to door salesmen to see what his town and family are like now that George has never been bornIf you re familiar with the movie it s kind of a bare bones version of that but a lot of the story and the heart and spirit of it are here in this 75 year old story It s worth reading 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review The Greatest Gift

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 Christmas card One of those cards found its way into the hands of Frank Capra who shared it with Jimmy Stewart and the film that resulted became the hol. 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 to be uite a simple tale but it takes uite a few turns before ending up in a really good placeI may never have seen the movie but I m sure I ll reread this story again again


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 inspired the classic Christmas film It's a Wonderful Life Philip Van Doren Stern was born in Wyalusing Pennsylvania into a family of humble means His Pennsylvania born father was a traveling merchant The Greatest PDF \ of Bavarian descent who came to Wyalusing from West Virgini.