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The Adventures of A Dog and A Good Dog Too By Alfred Elwes
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This charming tale tells the story of Job, a lowly dog of mixed parentage who battles against adversity to become a highly respected and very important citizen of Caneville. Job encounters canine... More > ruffians, famine and flood, but nothing can daunt his indomitable spirit. He is an heroic little character who more than once risks his own life to save others. Written in the Victorian era, the simple morality contained within this book (that Goodness and Fidelity will always be rewarded) is unchanging and immensely satisfying. The beautifully descriptive language of the period, together with exquisite illustrations, make this an enchanting little book to be read over and over again. Alfred Elwes was born in Woolwich, Kent in 1819. A noted childrens’ author, he also translated French and Italian literature in English. He was a Doctor of Philosophy and for a time was Professor of English at Leghorn University in Tuscany.< Less
Short Story Writing: A Practical Treatise on the Art of The Short Story (eBook Version) By Charles Raymond Barrett
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Gold mine of information from a time when the art of the short story was being defined. From The Preface: This book is an attempt to put into definite form the principles observed by the... More > masters of the short story in the practice of their art. It is the result of a careful study of their work, of some indifferent attempts to imitate them, and of the critical examination of several thousands of short stories written by amateurs. It is designed to be of practical assistance to the novice in short story writing, from the moment the tale is dimly conceived until it is completed and ready for the editor's judgment.< Less