In Praise of Famous Horses

In Praise of Famous Horses An A-Z of the Most Celebrated in History and Culture, Myth and Sport

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In Praise of Famous Horses is an A-Z companion to perhaps the most loved of all domesticated animals. From D.H. Lawrence's horse Aaron, whose hide was posthumously made into a duffel-bag, to Zippy Chippy, fabled American loser, all the horses featured in this book have their very own claim to fame. Some - among them Bucephalas, Red Rum, Champion the Wonder Horse and Rocinante - are permanent residents in the equine pantheon. Others - such as Rossa Prince, who managed to lose a walkover - attract more qualified appreciation.

Literature, history and art, battlefield, movie and television, myth, racecourse and religion are all enriched by these magnificent creatures. From A to Z, here is the wonderful world of famous horses.

Book information

ISBN: 9781474619110
Publisher: Orion
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pub date:
DEWEY: 636.1003
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 226g
Height: 129mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 22mm