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City of Ravens free pdf The "valuable . . . charming" (Esther Woolfson) story of the mysterious Tower of London ravens Charles II feared Britain would fall if the ravens ever left the Tower of London. Yet the truth is that they arrived in Victorian times as props in gory plays for tourists. But the ravens' past has far more high drama. From the plains of the North American Indians to the arctic tundra, all the way to the Tower of London, they have been symbols of cruelty, of survival through adversity, and a loveable icon. Boria Sax shows how our attitudes to the raven and to the natural world have changed enormously over the centuries. By describing the distinct place of this special bird in Western culture, he shows how blurred the lines between myth and history can be. This is a unique and brilliantly readable story of the entwined lives of people and animals.

About Boria Sax

Boria Sax is an award-winning author and lecturer. Two of his scholarly books, "IAnimals in the Third Reich: Pets, Scapegoats, and the Holocaust "and "The Mythical Zoo: An Encyclopedia of Animals in Myth, Legend, and Literature," have been named "outstanding academic titles of the year" by the journal Choice. His books have been translated into French, Japanese, Korean, Turkish, and Czech. Boria Sax lives in White Plains, New York. Visit boriasax.com

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Author : Boria Sax
Publisher : Overlook Books
Data Published : 05 July 2012
ISBN : 1590207777
EAN : 9781590207772
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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