Pugg's Portmanteau by DM BryanPugg's Portmanteau by DM Bryan

Pugg's Portmanteau

byDM Bryan

Paperback | February 15, 2019

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When Pugg, dog to eighteenth-century printmaker William Hogarth, finds a leather portmanteau abandoned beneath his master?s deathbed, the bereaved canine embarks on an inquiry to make sense of the disordered contents. Notes from a criminal investigation, letters between sisters, a pair of novels, and the personal reflection of one Sarah Scott lead Pugg on a journey through London?s streets, high and low. In fashionable bookstores and printmakers workshops he uncovers an inky world ruled by paper and on the way he meets a cast of printer?s devils, pirates, hacks, bluestockings, and intrepid laundresses. Re-telling tales pulled from Hogarth?s own prints, Pugg?s Portmanteau ransacks eighteenth-century literary culture for its rumbustious pleasures, baroque complications, gothic horrors, and even the odd quiet contentment. Inspired by Defoe, Haywood, Richardson, Sterne, and Scott-authors who pioneered the English novel-the book explores the relationship between genre and gender, asking what the Enlightenment might have looked like if it had been just a little more enlightened.
DM Bryan teaches writing and English at the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University. She is the author of Gerbil Mother.
Title:Pugg's PortmanteauFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:392 pages, 9 × 6.15 × 1 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6.15 × 1 inPublished:February 15, 2019Publisher:University Of Calgary PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1773850504

ISBN - 13:9781773850504


Editorial Reviews

Worthwhile and intriguing! - Ted Bishop, professor of English and Film Studies, University of Alberta