The History of Literature #128 – Top 10 Animals in Literature

Continuing our look at animals in literature, we’re joined by Mike Palindrome, President of the Literature Supporters Club, for a discussion of the Top 10 Animals in Literature. Did your favorite make the list? Did we leave it out altogether? Let us know!

Authors, works, and animals discussed include William Shakespeare, Michael Chabon, Jack London, Rilke, C.S. Lewis, Edgar Allen Poe, Herman Melville, Christopher Smart, Master and Margarita, Charlotte’s Web, Beatrix Potter, Winnie the Pooh, Harry Potter, the Cheshire Cat, The Jungle Book, Roald Dahl, T.S. Eliot, Leo Tolstoy, Toto the Dog, Watership Down, Frog and Toad, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, William Blake, Franz Kafka, Ovid, Beverly Cleary, Jaws, Where the Red Fern Grows, The Carbonel: King of the Cats, Paddington, The Wind in the Willows, Ferdinand the Bull, and George Orwell.

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One thought on “The History of Literature #128 – Top 10 Animals in Literature

  1. Delightful. Some I knew from my childhood, and many from being a nanny and my own children’s books. I had forgotten how much I loved the Cleary books when my daughter started reading them regularly, and I think I am ready to read Wind in the Willows once again.
    Do you ever visit here on WP? He does a cut-up verse exercise once a month and this past month the source material was Rime of the Ancient Mariner and also a passage from Moby Dick. I like when the planets collide like that.


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