The Hound of Florence

  • Title: The Hound of Florence
  • Author: Felix Salten Huntley Paterson
  • ISBN: 9781442487482
  • Page: 440
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Hound of Florence It s a dog s life for a boy when he magically turns into a hound in this classic story from the author of Bambi On a routine walk through the streets of his hometown of Vienna Lucas Grassi sees an ar
    It s a dog s life for a boy when he magically turns into a hound in this classic story from the author of Bambi.On a routine walk through the streets of his hometown of Vienna, Lucas Grassi sees an archduke s coach He can t help but wish he was rich and powerful and leaving the dark city behind And when he sees the archduke s faithful dog running alongside, he wishes heIt s a dog s life for a boy when he magically turns into a hound in this classic story from the author of Bambi.On a routine walk through the streets of his hometown of Vienna, Lucas Grassi sees an archduke s coach He can t help but wish he was rich and powerful and leaving the dark city behind And when he sees the archduke s faithful dog running alongside, he wishes he could just be the dog and be free from his everyday life.And then his wish comes true Lucas does become the dog Every other day he switches from his normal body to that of the archduke s canine companion Soon he learns the dog is treated badly and the archduke is not a nice man Lucas decides he ll do anything to reverse his wish if only he knew what to do Felix Salten s tale of a wish gone awry is brought back to life in this beautiful repackage.

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    About Felix Salten Huntley Paterson


    1. There is than one author with this Name.Felix Salten was an Austrian writer He was born Siegmund Salzmann in Budapest, Hungary When he was three weeks old, his family moved to Vienna, Austria Many Jews were immigrating into the city in the late 19th century because Vienna had finally granted full citizenship to Jews in 1867.When his father went bankrupt, Felix had to quit school and begin working in an insurance agency He also began submitting poems and book reviews to journals He became part of the Young Vienna movement Jung Wien and soon received work as a full time art and theater critic in the Vienna press In 1901 he founded Vienna s first, short lived literary cabaret In 1900 he published his first collection of short stories He was soon publishing, on an average, one book a year, of plays, short stories, novels, travel books, and essay collections He also wrote for nearly all the major newspapers of Vienna He wrote film scripts and librettos for operettas In 1927 he became president of the Austrian P.E.N club.His most famous work is Bambi, which he wrote in 1923 It was translated into English in 1928 and became a Book of the Month Club hit In 1933, he sold the film rights to Sidney Franklin for 1,000, who later transferred the rights to the Walt Disney studios Disney released its movie based on Bambi in 1942.Life in Austria became perilous for a prominent Jew in the 1930s Adolf Hitler had Salten s books banned in 1936 Two years later 1938 , after Austria had become part of Germany, Salten moved to Zurich, Switzerland, where he lived until his death.He was married to the actress Ottilie Metzl, and had two children Paul and Anna Katherina He wrote another book based on the character Bambi, titled Bambi s Children The Story of a Forest Family, 1939 His stories Perri and The Hound of Florence inspired the Disney films Perri and The Shaggy Dog.Salten is considered to be the author of the erotic novel Josephine Mutzenbacher, the fictional autobiography of a Vienna prostitute, which was published in 1906.


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    1. This book was the basis for Disney's 1959 comedic movie "The Shaggy Dog" starring Tommy Kirk and Fred MacMurray. The basic concept of a young man changing periodically into a dog is in the book, as well as a romance; that's where the similarities end.I actually wouldn't have pegged this as a book for children at all - more young adults at best and really adults. It's a commentary on the differences between the lives of the inhumane immensely rich, with whom our protagonist Lucas is forced to spe [...]

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