The Voice of the Wild: An Anthology of Animal Stories

The Voice of the Wild: An Anthology of Animal Stories

by Patricia Beard (Editor)


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The Voice of the Wild: An Anthology of Animal Stories by Patricia Beard

When the world was a wilder place, people wondered about animals the way they wondered about their neighbors…
Now there aren’t so many animals, nor occasions to encountered them. In The Voice of the Wild, Patricia Beard has collected the best of classic and contemporary fiction and nonfiction in which animals are at the heart of things. Unsentimental images capture the savageness as well as vulnerability of a myriad of species, while at the same time exposing Homo sapiens: an animal that while hunting its fellow creatures sometimes finds a kindred spirit, sometimes the archetypal enemy, but always sees in the wild a reflection of its own mysterious nature.
Stories by: Bartle Bull, Tim Cahill, Pat Conroy, Jim Corbett, Isak Dinesen, Alistair Graham, Elspeth Huxley, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Gavin Maxwell, Thomas McGuane, Thomas McNamee, Theodore Roosevelt, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Ernest Thompson Seton, Jean Stafford, Annabel Thomas, Laurens van der Post, and Henry Williamson

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140166392
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/01/1994
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.03(w) x 8.01(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

The Voice of the WildIntroduction
Bartle Bull, selections from The White Rhino Hotel
Tim Cahill, "Rime of the Ancient Porcupine" from Jaguars Ripped My Flesh
Pat Conroy, selections from The Prince of Tides
Jim Corbett, "The Pipal Pani Tiger" from Man-Eaters of Kumaon
Isak Dinesen, selections from Out of Africa
Alistair Graham, selections from Eyelids of Morning
Elspeth Huxley, selections from The Mottled Lizard
Rudyard Kipling, "Mowgli's Brothers" from The Jungle Book
Jack London, "The Wall of the World" from White Fang
Gavin Maxwell, selections from Ring of Bright Water
Thomas McGuane, "The Heart of the Game"
Thomas McNamee, selections from The Grizzly Bear
Theodore Roosevelt, selections from African Game Trails
Antoine de Saint-Exupery, selections from The Little Prince
Ernest Thompson Seton, "The Preserver of Snowyruff" from The Biography of a Silver Fox
Jean Stafford, selections from The Mountain Lion
Annabel Thomas, "Coon Hunt"
Laurens van der Post, selections from The Heart of the Hunter
Henry Williamson, selections from Tarka the Otter

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