|Mark Bryant, ed.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||432 / 2018|
In this canine companion to his anthology Cats, inveterate pet writer Mark Bryant assembles a delightful selection of words on dogs. Meet pups in ancient Egypt and 20th century New York, Elizabeth Barrett Browning's lap dog Flush, and Arthur Conan Doyle's terrifying Hound of the Baskervilles. Here are verses to dogs from Chaucer, Shakespeare, Swift, Kipling, Byron, Wordsworth, and Burns, with humorous tributes by Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, Ambrose Bierce and Jerome K. Jerome. Other famous dog lovers have their say as well, including Charles Dickens, Christina Rossetti, Anton Chekhov, Edith Wharton, Mark Twain, Virginia Woolf, George Eliot, and Jack London.