By Carol Emshwiller
“Combines the tough humor of Candide with the allegorical panache of Animal Farm.”—Entertainment Weekly
"Carol is the main unappreciated nice author we've acquired. Carmen Dog needs to be a vintage within the faculties via now . . . It's so humorous, and it's so keen."
—Ursula okay. Le Guin
“A rollicking outre satire.... jam-packed with comedian leaps and absurdist genius.”—Bitch
“A clever and humorous book.”—The ny Times
"This trenchant feminist fantasy-satire mixes parts of Animal Farm, Rhinoceros and The Handmaid's Tale.... mind's eye and absurdist humor mark [Carmen Dog] all through, and Emshwiller is enticing even if such a lot savage approximately male-female relationships."—Booklist
"Her great premise permits Emshwiller canny and often hilarious insights into the dangerous sex-role stereotypes either women and men perpetuate."
The debut identify in our Peapod Classics line, Carol Emshwiller’s genre-jumping debut novel is a deadly, sharp-eyed examine males, ladies, and the area we are living in.
Everything is altering: ladies are changing into animals, and animals are becoming ladies. Pooch, a golden setter, is popping right into a attractive woman—although she nonetheless has a few of her dogs characteristics: she simply can't shuck that loyalty thing—and her former proprietor has changed into a snapping turtle. while the turtle attempts to take a chunk of her personal child, Pooch snatches the infant and runs. in the meantime, there's a perilous wolverine at the free, males are desperately attempting to determine what's happening, and Pooch discovers what she rather wishes: to sing Carmen.
Carmen Dog is the humorous feminist vintage that encouraged writers Pat Murphy and Karen pleasure Fowler to create the James Tiptree Jr. Memorial Award.
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The ﬁrst edition, of which there was taken only one impression, was published in three volumes in 1873 by Tinsley Brothers. The printer’s copy for TB was a combination of the September to April TM text and the MS for the rest. In other words, for Chapters I– XXVIII the copy for TB was TM and Hardy made revisions to this in the TB proofs; for Chapters XXIX–XL the TB text derives not from TM but directly from the now lost MS and contains substantive readings qualitatively superior to TM. The second edition was published by Henry King in one volume in 1877.
Hardy marries Emma and sets up house in Surbiton, London. ) Emma and Hardy return to Swanage in Dorset. The Hand of Ethelberta (previously serialized in the Cornhill Magazine) published in volume form. Mill, Autobiography Walter Pater, Studies in the History of the Renaissance (encouraging ‘Art for Art’s sake’ and an impetus towards the later Aesthetic Movement) Factory Act. Artisans’ Dwellings Act (providing housing for the ‘respectable poor’ or ‘artisans’). Eﬃcient system of compulsory vaccination of children against smallpox introduced.
Labour Representation Committee set up to get Labour candidates into Parliament. Wilde and Ruskin die. Victoria dies and is succeeded by Edward VII. James, The Wings of the Dove First manned ﬂight by Wright brothers in the USA. h. James, The Ambassadors Anglo-French Entente. James, The Golden Bowl Increased trade-union activity. E. M. Forster, Where Angels Fear to Tread Thirty Labour MPs are elected in General Election. Anglo-Russian Entente. Act allowing marriage with deceased wife’s sister. First London cinema.
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