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A Dog of Flanders

By: Ouida
Published By: Double9 Books
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"A Dog of Flanders" is a sorrowful novella written by Ouida, the pen name of 19th-century British author Maria Louise Ramé. Readers are compelled to continue reading to find out what happens next since the title character is so indulgent. Some stories are brutal and weird, while others creep up on you and draw you in slowly. This touching narrative takes place in the bucolic environs of Flanders, Belgium, and follows a little orphan named Nello and his beloved dog, Patrasche. As they tackle life's hardships together, Nello, a great artist, and Patrasche, a loyal and hardworking dog, form an everlasting connection. As Nello strives to become a famous artist in order to lift himself and his grandfather out of poverty, the action unfolds against a backdrop of poverty and societal challenges. The story revolves around the timeless themes of friendship, love, and the resilient human spirit. Despite the odds stacked against him, Nello's unwavering dedication to his artistic ambitions and Patrasche's loyalty exemplify the tenacity and triumph of the human-animal bond. As the narrative progresses, readers are transported into a world where art serves as a means of transcendence, offering calm and optimism in the midst of life's struggles.

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Ouida

Maria Louise Ramé (January 1, 1839 – January 25, 1908), also known as Marie Louise de la Ramée and under the pen name Ouida, was an English novelist. Ouida wrote almost 40 novels, as well as short tales, children's books, and articles over her career. She was moderately successful and lived a life of luxury, entertaining many literary figures of the time. One of her most famous works, Under Two Flags, was about the British in Algeria. It expressed sympathy for the French colonists, with whom Ouida identified strongly, and, to a lesser extent, the Arabs. The novel was adapted for the stage and six times filmed. In most of Asia, her novel A Dog of Flanders is considered a children's classic. One of the causes for the American author Jack London's literary success was her novel Signa. Her extravagant lifestyle finally led to poverty, and her works were auctioned off to pay her debts. She died of pneumonia in Italy. Soon after her death, her friends arranged a public subscription in her birthplace of Bury St Edmunds, where a fountain for horses and dogs was erected in her honor.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 34Pages
  • ISBN-10:9359327549
  • ISBN-13:9789359327549
  • Item Weight: 51g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 2.42mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Fantasy / General