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The Dog and the Novel

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The Dog and the Novel

Post by annis » Sat February 28th, 2009, 5:58 pm

Seeing lots of people here are attached to their dogs, I thought you might enjoy this article put together by Abebooks, featuring literary dogs.

It might be interesting to add ones we think they've missed :)

I'll start by mentioning the very funny "Shakespeare's Dog" by Leon Rooke
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Post by boswellbaxter » Sat February 28th, 2009, 6:14 pm

Edward the Welsh corgi in Anne Tyler's The Accidental Tourist certainly should have been mentioned!
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Post by Volgadon » Sat February 28th, 2009, 7:23 pm

Kashtanka by Anton Chekhov and Sharik, the hero of Bulgakov's A Dog's Heart!

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Post by Margaret » Sat February 28th, 2009, 8:23 pm

That article brings back memories. I loved Incredible Journey when I was a kid, but I hated Old Yeller, which just made me too sad. The Dogs of Babel is a wonderful novel - creepy, but deeply thoughtful and altogether memorable.

Mercurio in our March Book of the Month, The Master of Verona, is a great dog, who plays a central role in the novel's climax.
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