A Dog of Flanders
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By Ouida

classics | 80 pages | Published in 1872

Marie Louise de la Ramée (1839-1908) wrote many popular novels of adventure and romance in the 1870s and 80s under the pen name of Ouida. She also produced a number of captivating stories for youngsters. One of the best, A Dog of Flanders,. First published in 1872, A Dog of Flanders tells the moving story of Nello, a gentle boy with aspirations of becoming a painter, and Patrasche — his devoted Belgian work dog. The two, along with Nello's grandfather, live in a little village near Antwerp where Nello's idol, the artist Rubens, once worked. Nello and Patrasche suffer countless hardships — poverty, hunger, cruelty, and rejection. But they persevere in the face of adversity, up to their tragic, bittersweet end.Rich in the sentiment of its Romantic tradition, yet convincing in its portrayal of both human and animal nature, this touching classic has tugged at the heartstrings of readers and listeners alike for generations. It remains one of the nineteenth century's most imaginative and arresting works of fiction for children.

ISBN_13:9780486270876

Quotes

The greatest happiness is to love and be loved in return.

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There is something in the air of Flanders that makes peace seem possible.

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The beauty of nature can heal the deepest wounds of the soul.

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True friendship is like a rare flower, it blooms even in the harshest of conditions.

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Sometimes, the quietest voice can be the most powerful.

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The true value of art lies in its ability to touch the hearts and minds of others.

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In the darkest of times, a glimmer of hope can light up the world.

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The beauty of innocence is often overlooked, but it has the power to change lives.

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The love between a human and a dog is a bond that transcends time and space.

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The best lessons in life are often learned through the toughest experiences.

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