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One of a series of classic Victorian children's books by the British artist and author. Caldecott was the eponym of the Caldecott Medal and transformed the world of children's books in the Victorian era. He exercised his art chiefly in book illustrations, which were full of life, and instinct with a kindly, graceful humour. The stories and rhymes were all of his choosing aOne of a series of classic Victorian children's books by the British artist and author. Caldecott was the eponym of the Caldecott Medal and transformed the world of children's books in the Victorian era. He exercised his art chiefly in book illustrations, which were full of life, and instinct with a kindly, graceful humour. The stories and rhymes were all of his choosing and in some cases were written or added to by himself....

Title : An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog
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ISBN : 9781406512212
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 48 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog Reviews

  • Lisa N
    2018-11-03 22:46

    This poem is an excerpt from Goldsmith's The Vicar of Wakefield. This link on project Gutenberg my link textis to a children's book version illustrated by Randolph Caldecott, whom the Caldecott Medal for children's picture books is named after. (Caldecott lived about a century after Goldsmith.) This seriously takes about three minutes to read and is a classic example of a Victorian children's book.

  • Oscar
    2018-11-12 16:07

    I showed this one to a friend and she just looked foolishly at me, having read it, and said something about it being nothing special as it was only about the dog that died. I couldn't grasp how that was all she could draw from it. I read Maughams The Painted Veil and bought An Elegy since Maugham refers to it quite fascinatingly. I can really recommend reading them both.

  • Duane
    2018-10-23 15:53

    Very humorous rhyme on a dog biting a good Christian man.

  • Mckinley
    2018-10-25 23:52

    Fun. Lots of illustrations

  • Alicia
    2018-11-11 20:51

    I had to scan this book for the professor that I work for, so I went ahead and read it. It was pretty boring, especially for a children's book. I would have hated being a kid in the 19th century.

  • Garren
    2018-10-18 22:12

    Of historical interest, since it's Caldecott-illustrated. I was expecting a twist ending. Hrm. People sure had different tastes back then.

  • Dione Basseri
    2018-11-07 20:48

    Just a short, funny poem. I generally don't bother reviewing poems this brief, but this one made me smile, so I decided I'd at least say that it could be good to perk you up when you're a bit down.

  • Jenna
    2018-10-15 17:02

    This is a classic example of witty rhyming story telling. I loved it.