Shaggy Muses - The Dogs Who Inspired Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Emily Bronte, Emily Dickinson, Edith Wharton, and Virginia Woolf-logo

Shaggy Muses - The Dogs Who Inspired Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Emily Bronte, Emily Dickinson, Edith Wharton, and Virginia Woolf

Maureen Adams

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In Shaggy Muses, we visit Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Flush, the golden Cocker Spaniel who danced the poet away from death, back to life and human love. We roam the wild Yorkshire moors with Emily Brontë, whose fierce Mastiff mix, Keeper, provided a safe and loving outlet for the writer's equally fierce spirit. We enter the creative sanctum of Emily Dickinson, which she shared only with Carlo, the gentle, giant Newfoundland who soothed her emotional terrors. We mingle with Edith Wharton, whose ever-faithful Pekes warmed her lonely heart during her restless travels among Europe and America's social and intellectual elite. We are privileged guests in the fragile universe of Virginia Woolf, who depended for emotional support and sanity not only on her human loved ones but also on her dogs, especially Pinka-a gift from her lover, Vita Sackville-West-a black Cocker Spaniel who soon became a strong, bright thread in the fabric of Virginia and Leonard Woolf's life together. Based on diaries, letters, and other contemporary accounts-and featuring many illustrations of the writers and their dogs-these five miniature biographies allow us unparalleled intimacy with women of genius in their hours of domestic ease and inner vulnerability. Shaggy Muses also enchants us with a pack of new friends: Flush, Keeper, Carlo, Foxy, Linky, Grizzle, Pinka, and all the other devoted canines who loved and served these great writers. ADVANCE PRAISE FOR Shaggy Muses "An intimate look at famous women authors whose lives were more difficult than we would ever have imagined. Their dogs helped them to survive and create their great works of classic English literature. Lovers of literature and all those interested in the human-animal bond should read this fascinating book." -Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation "I so enjoyed Shaggy Muses. It manages very successfully to bring into focus exactly why these dogs were important to these writers-providing some with confidence, some with love, some with protection, and all of them

Language:

English

Narrators:

Polly Stone

Length:

9h 27m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:14


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:19


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:38


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:56


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:00


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:57


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:16


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:49


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:41


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:45


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:47


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:53


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:57


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:11


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:53


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:04


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:15


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:45


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:56


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:26


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:02


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:51


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:04


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:37


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:11


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:29


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:32


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

01:59


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:46


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:20


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:10


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:47


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:12


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:06


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:54


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:32


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:17


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:14


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:20


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:26


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:37


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:45


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:26


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:32


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:02


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:30


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:14


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:38


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:40


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:55


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:39


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:59


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:06


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:58


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:25


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:23


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:27


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:33


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:33


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:44


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:08


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:31


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:05


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:55


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:06


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:07


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:39


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:35


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:25


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:27


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:40


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:50


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:49


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:58


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:43