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Dogs: Stories and Poems
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Mark Bryant
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Dogs: Stories and Poems

Mark Bryant


Little, Brown

Poetry anthologies;
Anthologies (non-poetry);
Short stories;
Dogs as pets


432 pages

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A wonderful selection of writing on dogs, from Plato to Virginia Woolf, and from ancient Egypt to twentieth-century New York From beautiful lyrics to madcap waggery, from Elizabeth Barrett Browning's adored lap-dog Flush to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's terrifying Hound of the Baskervilles, and encompassing odes, fables, stories, songs, nursery rhymes and more, Mark Bryant has compiled a wonderfully evocative collection of writing on all kinds of dogs by all kinds of authors.

Included are poems by Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare, Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift, Rudyard Kipling, Lord Byron, William Wordsworth, Robert Burns and more; humorous pieces by Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, Ambrose Bierce and Jerome K. Jerome; and other delights from writers as varied as Charles Dickens, Charlotte Bronte, Christina Rossetti, Anton Chekhov, Mark Twain, the Brothers Grimm, Edith Wharton, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Louisa M. Alcott, Gertrude Stein, Katherine Mansfield, Robert Louis Stevenson, George Eliot and Jack London, amongst others.

Covering every genre, from humour and fantasy to romance and horror, and drawn from every part of the world, these stories, poems and excerpts from essays, letters, diaries and journals provide a collection to delight any dog-lover.

By:   Mark Bryant
Imprint:   Little, Brown
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 146mm,  Width: 219mm,  Spine: 35mm
Weight:   545g
ISBN:   9781408710234
ISBN 10:   1408710234
Pages:   432
Publication Date:   July 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mark Bryant has written/compiled a number of books on pets including It's a Dog's Life: A Canine Cartoon Collection (1991, Foreword by Jilly Cooper) - featuring the best of the entries for the Dog Cartoonist of the Year Awards - which was published to mark the centenary of the National Canine Defence League (now the Dogs Trust), with all royalties going to the charity. Other books include The Church Cat: Clerical Cats in Stories and Verse (1997); Cat Tales for Christmas (1993); The Artful Cat: A Tribute with 60 Portraits (1991); The World's Greatest Cat Cartoons (1993); The Complete Lexicat: A Cat Name Companion (1992); CATS: An Anthology of Stories and Poems (2016) and Casanova's Parrot and Other Tales of the Famous and Their Pets (2002). In addition, he is the author of Constable: A Brief History of Britain's Oldest Independent Publisher (2010) and other books. His family's much-loved canine companions have included a golden retriever and a short-haired terrier. He lives in London.

Praise for CATS: An Anthology of Stories and Poems An ideal Christmas buy - Guardian Praise for It's a Dog's Life: A Canine Cartoon Collection Very funny but often moving' My other favourites [include] It's a Dog's Life edited by Mark Bryant - lots of funny doggy cartoons - Sunday Times Praise for Casanova's Parrot and Other Tales of the Famous and Their Pets Compulsively readable . . . a book to dip into during dark evenings, preferably with a cat on your lap, a dog at your feet and a favourite pet llama nibbling your ear. - Mail on Sunday Praise for Casanova's Parrot A must-have gift book for all animal lovers and pet owners - Books Magazine Praise for Cat Tales for Christmas A thoroughly good read. - Daily Telegraph

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