Dog Stories

Tesdell, Diana Secker

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This is a collection of unforgettable dog stories from authors such as Kipling, Bret Harte, Jonathan Lethem, Tobias Wolff, P.G. Wodehouse, Ray Bradbury, James Thurber and Penelope Lively.

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The unforgettable canines gathered here include Kipling’s heroically faithful ‘Garm’, Bret Harte’s irrepressible scoundrel of a ‘yaller dog’ and the aggressively affectionate three-legged pit bull who lives in a block of flats for dogs in Jonathan Lethem’s ‘Ava’s Apartment’. Here are stories which touchingly illuminate the dog’s role in the emotional lives of humans, such as Tobias Wolff’s ‘Her Dog’, where a widower shares his grief for his wife with her grieving pet. Here, too, are humorous glimpses of the canine point of view, from O. Henry’s tale of a dissatisfied lapdog’s escape to P. G. Wodehouse’s cheerfully naïve watchdog who simply wants everybody to get along. These writers and others – Ray Bradbury, JamesThurber and Penelope Lively among them – offer imaginative, lyrical and empathetic portraits of man and woman’s most devoted companion

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Weight 397 g
Dimensions 189 × 123 × 28 mm
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Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

378

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

813.01083629772 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K