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The Resource Shaggy muses : the dogs who inspired Virginia Woolf, Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Edith Wharton and Emily Brontë, by Maureen B. Adams

Shaggy muses : the dogs who inspired Virginia Woolf, Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Edith Wharton and Emily Brontë, by Maureen B. Adams

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Shaggy muses : the dogs who inspired Virginia Woolf, Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Edith Wharton and Emily Brontë
Title
Shaggy muses
Title remainder
the dogs who inspired Virginia Woolf, Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Edith Wharton and Emily Brontë
Statement of responsibility
by Maureen B. Adams
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Coaxed through a depression by her golden retriever, Adams, a psychologist and former English professor, was drawn to five women writers who relied on their dogs for emotional support. Flush distracted Elizabeth Barrett after her favorite brother's death. Formidable, eccentric Emily Bronte, who once savagely beat her fierce mastiff, Keeper, for sleeping on her bed, refused to sentimentalize the human-dog bond in Wuthering Heights. Carlo, a Newfoundland, comforted Emily Dickinson in a dark time--when she may have been in love with a married man--and Edith Wharton mourned the death of one of her pooches more than the death of her mother. And Adams suggests that Virginia Woolf, depicting a dog's trauma in her biography of Flush, who was dognapped for ransom, dealt with her own childhood molestation. Lovers of both dogs and classic writers will identify with this sweet, quirky book.--From publisher description
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
820.9/9287
Index
index present
LC call number
PR111
LC item number
.A33 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Shaggy muses : the dogs who inspired Virginia Woolf, Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Edith Wharton and Emily Brontë, by Maureen B. Adams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Elizabeth Barrett Browning & Flush -- Emily Brontë & Keeper -- Emily Dickinson & Carlo -- Edith Wharton & Foxy, Linky, and the dogs in between -- Virginia Woolf & Gurth, Grizzle, Pinka
Control code
ocm77494417
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 299 p.
Isbn
9780345484062
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2006101291
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)77494417
Label
Shaggy muses : the dogs who inspired Virginia Woolf, Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Edith Wharton and Emily Brontë, by Maureen B. Adams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Elizabeth Barrett Browning & Flush -- Emily Brontë & Keeper -- Emily Dickinson & Carlo -- Edith Wharton & Foxy, Linky, and the dogs in between -- Virginia Woolf & Gurth, Grizzle, Pinka
Control code
ocm77494417
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 299 p.
Isbn
9780345484062
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2006101291
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)77494417

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