Further Adventures of Lad
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Further Adventures of Lad

By Albert Payson Terhune
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Further Adventures of Lad, also known as Dog Stories Every Child Should Know, is a 1922 American novel written by Albert Payson Terhune and published by George H. Doran. A follow-up to Lad: A Dog, it contains an additional eleven short stories featuring a fictional version of Terhune's real-life rough collie Lad, including the stories of Lad's initial arrival at the "Place", the death of his mate, and the day of his own death. Most of the stories were originally published in various magazines, and touch on themes of justice and the concepts of right and wrong. Terhune notes that he decided to publish the novel due to numerous letters received in response to the first novel, and the thousands of visitors who came to Sunnybank to visit the real-life Lad's grave. Though he initially intended for Further Adventures of Lad to be the final book of Lad stories, he would eventually publish one more book of stories, Lad of Sunnybank in 1929.
The novel was a bestseller and well received by fans of the first novel, as well as new readers. Critics praised the stories as "charming" and "entertaining", finding Lad a "delightful" and desirable dog. A critic for the New York Tribune, however, criticized Terhune's writing style and felt Lad was an unbelievable character, while also still noting that book lovers would enjoy it. It was listed among H.W. Wilson Company's 1922 list of 10,000 books they deemed the "most useful". Warner Brothers purchased the film rights for Lad: A Dog, Further Adventures of Lad, and Lad of Sunnybank, intending to produce a series of films and possibly a television series. The first film, Lad: A Dog, was released in June 1962 but it was unsuccessful in the box office and the project was dropped. The novel is now a public domain work.
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Table of Contents
  • FURTHER ADVENTURES OF LAD
    • by
    • ALBERT PAYSON TERHUNE
      • FOREWORD
  • FURTHER ADVENTURES OF LAD
    • CONTENTS
      • CHAPTER I. The Coming Of Lad
      • CHAPTER II. The Fetish
      • CHAPTER III. No Trespassing!
      • CHAPTER IV. Hero-Stuff
      • CHAPTER V. The Stowaway
      • CHAPTER VI. The Tracker
      • CHAPTER VII. The Juggernaut
      • CHAPTER VIII. In Strange Company
      • CHAPTER IX. Old Dog; New Tricks
      • CHAPTER X. The Intruders
      • CHAPTER XI. The Guard
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