GREAT DOG STORIES OF ALL TIME by Fairfax-Ed. Downey

GREAT DOG STORIES OF ALL TIME

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This follows a previous anthology of horse stories (My Kingdom for a Horse, 1960) in its combination of old and recent fiction and fact, which here display the particular and peculiar traits of different breeds -- and just plain mutts. From Virgil and an Egyptian legend, to the ""most famous dog story"" The Dog of Montargis (which, with trained dogs, became a play that made continental theatrical history); to the pets of Harriet Heecher Stowe, Landseer, Byron and others; to tales of dogs an auxiliaries of war- (scouts, sentries, first aid, messengers, patrol); to the bound of the Baskervilles and classic Rab the mastiff:- this also tells of dogs in the West, in Alaska and abroad. It contains the histories of bloodbounds, daimatians, St. Bernards; its authors include Woollcott, Kantor, Kipling, Goldsmith, Untermeryer among others. A collection whose variety should appeal to those who ""delight in going to the dogs"".

Pub Date: Sept. 28th, 1962
Publisher: Doubleday