The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

David Wroblewski is a master storyteller, and his breathtaking scenes—the elemental north woods, the sweep of seasons, an iconic American barn, a fateful vision rendered in the falling rain—create a riveting family saga, a brilliant ...

Author: David Wroblewski

Publisher: Ecco

ISBN: UOM:39015077653890

Category: Fiction

Page: 566

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A tale reminiscent of "Hamlet" that also celebrates the alliance between humans and dogs follows speech-disabled Wisconsin youth Edgar, who bonds with three yearling canines and struggles to prove that his sinister uncle is responsible for his father's de
Categories: Fiction

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

thestory of edgarsawtelle “Abig-hearted novelyoucanfall into, getlostin,and finallyemergefrom reluctantly....Grand andunforgettable.” —Washington Post Book World (cover review) “TheGreatAmericanNovel is something likea unicorn— ...

Author: David Wroblewski

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061792595

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. For generations, the Sawtelles have raised and trained a fictional breed of dog whose thoughtful companionship is epitomized by Almondine, Edgar's lifelong friend and ally. But with the unexpected return of Claude, Edgar's paternal uncle, turmoil consumes the Sawtelles' once peaceful home. When Edgar's father dies suddenly, Claude insinuates himself into the life of the farm—and into Edgar's mother's affections. Grief-stricken and bewildered, Edgar tries to prove Claude played a role in his father's death, but his plan backfires—spectacularly. Forced to flee into the vast wilderness lying beyond the farm, Edgar comes of age in the wild, fighting for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who follow him. But his need to face his father's murderer and his devotion to the Sawtelle dogs turn Edgar ever homeward. David Wroblewski is a master storyteller, and his breathtaking scenes—the elemental north woods, the sweep of seasons, an iconic American barn, a fateful vision rendered in the falling rain—create a riveting family saga, a brilliant exploration of the limits of language, and a compulsively readable modern classic.
Categories: Fiction

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

A tale reminiscent of "Hamlet" that also celebrates the alliance between humans and dogs follows speech-disabled Wisconsin youth Edgar, who bonds with three yearling canines and struggles to prove that his sinister uncle is responsible for ...

Author: David Wroblewski

Publisher:

ISBN: 1607513846

Category: Domestic fiction

Page: 566

View: 445

A tale reminiscent of "Hamlet" that also celebrates the alliance between humans and dogs follows speech-disabled Wisconsin youth Edgar, who bonds with three yearling canines and struggles to prove that his sinister uncle is responsible for his father's death.
Categories: Domestic fiction

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle LP

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle LP

A tale reminiscent of "Hamlet" that also celebrates the alliance between humans and dogs follows speech-disabled Wisconsin youth Edgar, who bonds with three yearling canines and struggles to prove that his sinister uncle is responsible for ...

Author: David Wroblewski

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061691621

Category: Fiction

Page: 916

View: 240

A tale reminiscent of "Hamlet" that also celebrates the alliance between humans and dogs follows speech-disabled Wisconsin youth Edgar, who bonds with three yearling canines and struggles to prove that his sinister uncle is responsible for his father's death.
Categories: Fiction

Shakespeare and Millennial Fiction

Shakespeare and Millennial Fiction

Nutshell: A Novel. London: Jonathan Cape. Miner, Valerie. (1994). A Walking Fire: A Novel. Albany: State University of New York Press. Nye, Robert. ... The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel. New York: Ecco. Index 256 List of Referenced ...

Author: Andrew James Hartley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107171725

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 279

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This book analyses the ways contemporary fiction writers draw on Shakespeare - the man, his work and his cultural legacy.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare s English History Plays

Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare s English History Plays

I have also selected one or two novels per semester, such as Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres, David Wroblewski's The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel, Christopher Moore's Fool: A Novel, Annette Fortier's Juliet: A Novel, or John Updike's ...

Author: Laurie Ellinghausen

Publisher: Modern Language Association

ISBN: 9781603293013

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 249

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Shakespeare's history plays make up nearly a third of his corpus and feature iconic characters like Falstaff, the young Prince Hal, and Richard III--as well as unforgettable scenes like the storming of Harfleur. But these plays also present challenges for teachers, who need to help students understand shifting dynastic feuds, manifold concepts of political power, and early modern ideas of the body politic, kingship, and nationhood. Part 1 of this volume, "Materials," introduces instructors to the many editions of the plays, the wealth of contextual and critical writings available, and other resources. Part 2, "Approaches," contains essays on topics as various as masculinity and gender, using the plays in the composition classroom, and teaching the plays through Shakespeare's own sources, film, television, and the Web. The essays help instructors teach works that are poetically and emotionally rich as well as fascinating in how they depict Shakespeare's vision of his nation's past and present.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Cart s Top 200 Adult Books for Young Adults

Cart s Top 200 Adult Books for Young Adults

THE STORY OF EDGAR SAWTELLE Wroblewski, David. Ecco, 2008. ISBN: 9780061374227. GF A remarkable first novel by a 48-year-old software developer, this story of Edgar Sawtelle, a mute boy growing up in rural Wisconsin with his dogbreeding ...

Author: Michael Cart

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838911587

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 126

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Author of the bestseller Young Adult Literature: From Romance to Realism, Cart applies his considerable expertise as columnist and critic for Booklist to identifying 200 exceptional adult books that will satisfy a variety of young adults recreational reading tastes. Features only the best of the best no cheesy star bios or chick lit lite here. Makes finding a great book easy, with multiple indexes and thorough annotation .
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Ulysses Delusion

The Ulysses Delusion

Winfrey always claimed not to be influenced by widespread characterization of her early book choices as lowbrow, sentimental ... with no new book selections, an occasional fall back to big, absorbing novels (The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, ...

Author: Cecilia Konchar Farr

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137542779

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 199

View: 286

Popular fiction follows literature professors wherever they go. At coffee shops or out for drinks, after faculty meetings or classes, even at family reunions – they are persistently pressed to talk about bestselling novels. Questions immediately follow: What do I mean when I say a book is "good"? Why do contemporary novels like these, conversations like these, matter to professors of literature? Shouldn't they be spending their time re-reading The Great Gatsby? The Ulysses Delusion confronts these questions and answers their call for more engaged conversations about books. Through topics like the Oprah's Book Club, Harry Potter, and Chick Lit, Cecilia Konchar Farr explores the lively, democratic, and gendered history of novels in the US as a context for understanding how avid readers and literary professionals have come to assess them so differently.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Blood on the Stage 480 B C to 1600 A D

Blood on the Stage  480 B C  to 1600 A D

“In the Halls of Elsinore,” a short story by horror writer Brad C. Hodson, tells the events from Horatio's point of view. It all starts with a ghost roaming the halls of Elsinore. David Wroblewski's novel The Story of Edgar Sawtelle ...

Author: Amnon Kabatchnik

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442235489

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 402

View: 665

This volume examines the key representations of transgression drama produced between 480 B.C. and 1600. Arranged in chronological order, the entries consist of plot summary (often including significant dialogue), performance data (if available), opinions by critics and scholars, and other features. The plays covered in this volume will include the great ancient Greek and Roman tragedies, fifteenth century Passion plays, and dramas by Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare.
Categories: Performing Arts