Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ten of the best wolves in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named a list of ten of the best wolves in literature.

One title on the list:
Dracula, by Bram Stoker

As Jonathan Harker is taken to the count's castle he finds the coach seemingly followed by wolves. When he arrives he hears the mountains echoing to their howls. His host delights in the sound. "Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!" They are Dracula's fellow "hunters" and respond to his commands.
Read about the other wolves on the list.

Dracula is one of Arthur Phillips' six favorite books set in places that their authors never visited and one of Anthony Browne's six best books.

--Marshal Zeringue