The Dog in the Dickensian Imagination

Author: Ms Beryl Gray

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472435311

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 274

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Fascinated by them, unable to ignore them, and imaginatively stimulated by them, Charles Dickens was an acute and unsentimental reporter on the dogs he kept and encountered during a time when they were a burgeoning part of the nineteenth-century urban and domestic scene. As dogs inhabited Dickens’s city, so too did they populate his fiction, journalism, and letters. In the first book-length work of criticism on Dickens’s relationship to canines, Beryl Gray shows that dogs, real and invented, were intrinsic to Dickens’s vision and experience of London and to his representations of its life. Gray draws on an array of reminiscences by Dickens’s friends, family, and fellow writers, and also situates her book within the context of nineteenth-century attitudes towards dogs as revealed in the periodical press, newspapers, and institutional archives. Integral to her study is her analysis of Dickens’s texts in relationship to their illustrations by George Cruikshank and Hablot Knight Browne and to portraiture by late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century artists like Thomas Gainsborough and Edwin Landseer. The Dog in the Dickensian Imagination will not only enlighten readers and critics of Dickens and those interested in his life but will serve as an important resource for scholars interested in the Victorian city, the treatment of animals in literature and art, and attitudes towards animals in nineteenth-century Britain.

The Dog Chapel

Welcome All Creeds, All Breeds, No Dogmas Allowed

Author: Stephen Huneck

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810934887

Category: Pets

Page: 80

View: 8318


Celebrates the remarkable relationship between humans and their canine companions as the author describes the chapel he built for dogs in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.

The Ecology of Stray Dogs

A Study of Free-ranging Urban Animals

Author: Alan M. Beck

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557532459

Category: Science

Page: 98

View: 9363


This study of dog ecology (and behaviour) and of human ecology (and behaviour) discusses the facets of the phenomenon of the urban free-roaming dog. It provides information for students who wish to embark on studies of wild canines.

The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439188521

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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One might not expect a woman of Edith Wharton's literary stature to be a believer of ghost stories, much less be frightened by them, but as she admits in her postscript to this spine-tingling collection, "...till I was twenty-seven or -eight, I could not sleep in the room with a book containing a ghost story." Once her fear was overcome, however, she took to writing tales of the supernatural for publication in the magazines of the day. These eleven finely wrought pieces showcase her mastery of the traditional New England ghost story and her fascination with spirits, hauntings, and other supernatural phenomena. Called "flawlessly eerie" by Ms. magazine, this collection includes "Pomegranate Seed," "The Eyes," "All Souls'," "The Looking Glass," and "The Triumph of Night."

A Skeleton in the Family

Author: Leigh Perry

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101625074

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Most families have skeletons in their closets… Moving back into her parents’ house with her teenage daughter had not been Georgia Thackery’s “Plan A.” But when she got a job at the local college, it seemed the sensible thing to do. So she settled in and began reconnecting with old friends. Including Sid. Sid is the Thackery family’s skeleton. He’s lived in the house as long as Georgia can remember, although no one, including Sid, knows exactly where he came from and how he came to be a skeleton. Sid walks, he talks, he makes bad jokes, he tries to keep Georgia’s dog from considering him a snack. And he manages to persuade Georgia to let him leave the house. But when she takes him to an anime convention—disguised as a skeleton, of course—he sees a woman who triggers memories of his past. Now he is determined to find out how he died—with Georgia’s help. But their investigation may uncover a killer who’s still alive and well and bad to the bone… FIRST IN A NEW MYSTERY SERIES!

Doggin' Delaware

The 40 Best Places to Hike With Your Dog in the First State

Author: Doug Gelbert

Publisher: Cruden Bay Books

ISBN: 9780974408385

Category: Pets

Page: 112

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Have you ever considered how far you walk with your dog? If you walk your dog just 15 minutes a day, in your dog's lifetime you will walk far enough to cross the entire United States. With all that walking ahead of you don't you think you'll be looking for some new places to walk? Delaware is a great place to hike with your dog. Within its compact borders you can take your dog on sandy beach trails, climb hills that will set you and your dog to panting, explore some of the most historic grounds in America, tour the estates of some of the country's wealthiest families and circle lakes for seven miles and never lose sight of water. DOGGIN' DELAWARE: THE 40 BEST PLACES TO HIKE WITH YOUR DOG IN THE FIRST STATE finds just such places and evaluates them with your best friend in mind. Also included are rules for Delaware's beaches, Delaware dog parks, outfitting your dog for a hike, low impact hiking...and more.

The Convent

Author: Panos Karnezis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446419878

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Those whom God wishes to destroy he first makes mad... The convent of Our Lady of Mercy stands alone in an uninhabited part of the Spanish sierra. Its inhabitants are devoted to God, to solitude and silence; six women cut off from the world they've chosen to leave behind. Everything changes on the day that a suitcase punctured with air-holes is discovered on the convent steps. Soon Mother Superior Maria Ines finds that the box and its contents are to have consequences beyond her imagining, and that even in her carefully protected sanctuary she is unable to keep the world, or her past, at bay.

Haunted Missouri

A Ghostly Guide to the Show-Me State’s Most Spirited Spots

Author: Jason Offutt

Publisher: Truman State University Press

ISBN: 1935503219

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: N.A

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Visiting public places such as Civil War battlefields, university halls, and infamous mansions, Jason Offutt draws from hundreds of interviews in his search for restless spirits. A serious but witty look at Missouri's place in the ghostly realm, this book brings together history, folklore, and just enough mystery to intrigue the skeptics and delight the believers.--[book cover].