The Last Will & Testament of a Very Distinguished Dog (Hardcover)

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By Eugene O'Neill, Adrienne Yorinks (Illustrator)
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An elegy for all the dogs who have loved and been loved. Reading this little book will bring joy through the memories and tears for the loss but all in honor of each and every extremely distinguished dog you have known, and especially for Maxie, our wonderful and beloved bookstore dog.


— From Last Will and Testament of an Extremely Distinguished Dog


The perfect gift for every dog owner.

In the early 1940s, famed playwright Eugene O'Neill wrote a moving piece of prose about his dog, Silverdene Emblem O'Neill (Blemie). In The Last Will and Testament of an Extremely Distinguished Dog, O'Neill eloquently and compassionately articulates what all dog owners feel as their pet nears the of its life. O'Neill's elegy has been lovingly restored to print and is beautifully illustrated by the award-winning quilt maker Adrienne Yorinks. Yorinks complements the text using twenty-five machine-pieced and hand-stitched quilts with color photographic transfers of dogs. The Last Will says everything that needs to be said to someone you love who is losing or has lost a beloved canine friend.

About the Author

Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953), one of America's greatest playwrights, was the author of Beyond the Horizon, Desire Under the Elms, and Long Day's Journey into Night.

Adrienne Yorinks is a professional quilt maker whose quilts have garnered numerous art awards. She is the illustrator of Stand for Children and lives in New Salem, New York.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780805061703
ISBN-10: 0805061703
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Publication Date: October 29th, 1999
Pages: 48
Language: English