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Timothy, or Notes of an Abject Reptile (Vintage)

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Publisher Comments:

Few writers have attempted to explore the natural history of a particular animal by adopting the animal's own sensibility. But Verlyn Klinkenborg has done just that in Timothy: an insightful and utterly engaging story of the world's most famous tortoise, whose real life was observed by the eighteenth-century English curate and naturalist Gilbert White. For thirteen years, Timothy lived in White's garden. Here Klinkenborg gives the tortoise an unforgettable voice and keen powers of observation on both human and natural affairs. Wry and wise, unexpectedly moving and enchanting at every-careful-turn, Timothy surprises and delights.

Synopsis:

Exploring the natural history of a tortoise by adopting its own sensibility, "Timothy" is the story of a creature whose real life was observed by the 18th-century curate Gilbert White, author of "The Natural history of Senborne."

About the Author

Verlyn Klinkenborg is the author of Making Hay, The Rural Life, and The Last Fine Time. A member of the editorial board of The New York Times, Klinkenborghas been published in The New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire, National Geographic, Smithsonian, Mother Jones, and The New York Times Magazine, among other publications. He lives in upstate New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679737537
Author:
Klinkenborg, Verlyn
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Reptiles & Amphibians
Subject:
Training
Subject:
Turtles
Subject:
Naturalists
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Subject:
fiction;nature;natural history;animals;tortoise;gilbert white
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.98x5.24x.42 in. .46 lbs.

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