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  • Title: Dog Stories
  • Author: Diana Secker Tesdell
  • ISBN: 9780307593979
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Now joining Everyman s Library the most extensive and distinguished collectible library of the world s greatest works is an appealing new collection in a small Pocket Classics format, perfect for gift giving and reading pleasure._____________________Dog Stories rounds up a pack of vivid and colorful stories about man s best friend by a wide range of great writers, from MarNow joining Everyman s Library the most extensive and distinguished collectible library of the world s greatest works is an appealing new collection in a small Pocket Classics format, perfect for gift giving and reading pleasure._____________________Dog Stories rounds up a pack of vivid and colorful stories about man s best friend by a wide range of great writers, from Mark Twain and Anton Chekhov to Patricia Highsmith and Jonathan Lethem.The richly drawn and unforgettable canines gathered here include Rudyard Kipling s heroically faithful Garm, Bret Harte s irrepressible scoundrel of a Yellow Dog, and the aggressively affectionate three legged pit bull Ava, who lives in an apartment building for dogs in Jonathan Lethem s Ava s Apartment Here are stories that touchingly illuminate the dog s role in the emotional lives of humans, such as Tobias Wolff s Her Dog, in which 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 na ve watchdog who simply wants everybody to get along These writers and others Ray Bradbury, Doris Lessing, Thomas McGuane, Rick Bass, James Salter, and Penelope Lively among them offer imaginative, lyrical, and empathetic portraits of humanity s most devoted companion.
    Dog Stories Now joining Everyman s Library the most extensive and distinguished collectible library of the world s greatest works is an appealing new collection in a small Pocket Classics format perfect for gift

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    1. Not all the stories in this excellent anthology are warm and fuzzy, but many are, but all of them are well worth reading They all deal with dogs in one form or another, usually either as protagonist or object, but also as a state of mind in a couple of the stories Some are humorous, such as Wodehouse s The Mixer, in which a pub born hound just wants people to get along and views the vagaries of human behavior as just downright perplexing at times Other stories are poignant Her Dog , or endearing [...]

    2. Three and a half stars for this gorgeous little book that I ve decided I m keeping for presentation alone Most of the stories in here are worth a read and I definitely recommend it for all dog lovers.

    3. I did not know when I chose this book at the library that it was British I can t stand the way the British write So unfeeling and stilted.

    4. I specifically liked The Hermit s Story by Rick Bass but I couldn t tell you why I had chills the whole time reading it.

    5. this was a great compilation of doggie short stories i received this book as a gift from my dude many years ago then i lost gabbie and decided it was the perfect time to start reading it i wasn t disappointed i could have done without a few of the stories, but i really liked most of them a few of my absolute favorites include ava s apartment by jonathan lethem the emissary by ray bradbury the bestttt there i was, stuck with bubsy by patricia highsmith sad a dog s tale by mark twain also sad jose [...]

    6. This is an excellent compilation of short stories by a great diversity of authors The main character of each story is a dog, and they all have very different, very interesting characters I had read some of the stories before e.g Chekhov s Kashtanka and I did not read all of the stories in the book that I hadn t read before specifically, I only read the first six and the last one Not only are the stories well selected, this hard cover edition is beautifully bound and designed I highly recommend t [...]

    7. This is a sturdy collection that gathers in strength as it progresses Some of the stories by authors of earlier generations disturbed me with their depictions of man s inhumanity toward his best friend, but there are many gems here James Thurber s Josephine Has Her Day, Ray Bradbury s The Emissary and I never expected to appreciate Bradbury , Bret Harte s remarkable A Yellow Dog, the masterly The Story of Two Dogs by Doris Lessing, and Penelope Lively s chilling Black Dog Highly recommended whet [...]

    8. I started it back in May and read each tale individually and at a very slow rate Because these tales about my favorite beast pet were utterly amazing From the very sad ones of loss and the best ones of how dogs make us feel worth a life LOVED this 10 stars.

    9. I enjoyed some stories than others In particular, I liked the ones where the story was written from the dog s point of view, and I did not care for the ones in which the DOGS DIED.

    10. I didn t read all of the stories in this book I got a little bored with them Some of the ones that I did read were pretty good I might try to read it at another time.

    11. Nice compilation, some better than others, of course It is a volume in the Everyman series, which I have been collecting for a few years.

    12. Eclectic mix of short stories about dogs Some wonderful, others just plain weird Obviously a huge number of dog lovers in this world

    13. This is a great book of classic literature short stories involving dogs It s a great gift for any dog lover on your gift list.

    14. Black Dog by Penelope Lively, was quite haunting and one of my favorites within this collection The author s precise details are magnificent such that the piece hardly seems a short story.

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