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Jan A Dog and a Romance   By: (1872-1952)

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Jan A Dog and a Romance is a heartwarming tale that beautifully weaves together the lives of its canine protagonist, Jan, and the humans who come to love and cherish him. Written by A. J. (Alec John) Dawson, this captivating book captures the essence of unwavering loyalty, unconditional love, and the transformative power of companionship.

Set in the idyllic countryside, the story follows the life of Jan, a playful and intelligent canine, as he navigates through life. From his early experiences as a foster dog to finding his forever home with a kind-hearted farmer named Hubert, Jan's journey is filled with laughter, joy, and, at times, heartache. Dawson’s vivid descriptions transport the reader to the rural landscapes, allowing them to immerse themselves in the sights, sounds, and even scents of Jan's world.

As the plot unfolds, we are introduced to a cast of characters who form deep connections with Jan. Each human character, from Hubert's sister Mary to the charming and enigmatic Sir John, brings their own unique perspective and emotional depth to the story. Their relationships with Jan are beautifully nuanced, exploring various aspects of friendship, love, and what it truly means to understand and care for another living being.

What sets Jan A Dog and a Romance apart is the profound emotional impact it elicits from the reader. Dawson expertly captures the joy, sorrow, and hope that intertwine when one opens their heart to the love of a dog. The novel serves as a gentle reminder of the numerous ways in which dogs touch our lives, leaving imprints on our hearts that can never be forgotten.

Furthermore, the book also delves into themes of class divide, societal expectations, and the power dynamics prevalent in early 20th-century society. Through the perspectives of various characters, Dawson skillfully highlights the struggles and limitations imposed on individuals, both humans and dogs alike, during that era.

Jan A Dog and a Romance is a beautifully written novel that seamlessly combines elements of romance, adventure, and human-dog connection. It is a testament to the author's ability to create multi-dimensional characters and paint vivid scenes that transport the reader into the heart of the story. Dawson's storytelling prowess, coupled with the book's underlying messages of love, loyalty, and the transformative power of canine companionship, make it a truly captivating read for dog lovers and literary enthusiasts alike.

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[Illustration: Frontispiece]

JAN

A DOG AND A ROMANCE

BY

A.J. DAWSON

NEW YORK

GROSSET & DUNLAP

PUBLISHERS

Published by Arrangement with Harper & Brothers

JAN: A DOG AND A ROMANCE Copyright, 1915, by Harper & Brothers Printed in the United States of America Published October, 1915

CONTENTS

I. HOW FINN CAME HOME

II. NUTHILL AND SHAWS

III. INTRODUCING THE LADY DESDEMONA

IV. THE OPEN AIR CALL

V. DESDEMONA'S WANDERINGS

VI. HOW DESDEMONA FOUND HER NEST

VII. DESDEMONA FORGETS HER MANNERS

VIII. FINN IS ENLIGHTENED

IX. THE LONE MOTHER

X. FAMILY LIFE AND DEATH

XI. JAN GOES TO NUTHILL

XII. SOME FIRST STEPS

XIII. SAPLING DAYS

XIV. WITH REFERENCE TO DICK VAUGHAN

XV. JAN'S FIRST FIGHT

XVI. GOOD BY TO DICK

XVII. JAN BEFORE THE JUDGES

XVIII. FIT AS A TWO YEAR OLD

XIX. DISCIPLINE

XX. SUSSEX TO SASKATCHEWAN

XXI. INTRODUCING SOURDOUGH

XXII. MURDER!

XXIII. THE FIGHT ON THE PRAIRIE

XXIV. PROMOTION

XXV. JAN GOES ON HIS TRAVELS

XXVI. THE RULE OF TRACE AND THONG

XXVII. MUTINY IN THE TEAM

XXVIII. THE FEAST AND THE FASTER

XXIX. THE FIGHT IN THE WOODS

XXX. REAL LEADERSHIP

XXXI. THE COST OF INCOMPETENCE

XXXII... Continue reading book >>




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