"The Night before Christmas" by Clement Clarke Moore with the Illustrations by Arthur Rackham: the classic for the Christmas season:<br/><br/>'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house<br/>Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;<br/>The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,<br/>In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there ...<br/><br/><br/><br/>Dr. Clement C. Moore, the author of these verses, was born in the city of New York in 1779. He wrote in a Christmas-time this poem for his children. Published first under the title "A Visit from St. Nicholas", it has been translated into nearly all European languages, and has even been issued in Braille.
Acerca de Clement Clarke Moore
Clement Clarke Moore (ne le 15 juillet 1779 a New York, mort le 10 juillet 1863 a Newport) est l'auteur du poeme A Visit from St Nicholas, lequel a largement contribue a forger le canon moderne de la legende du pere Noel dans sa version americaine