Home » Beautiful Joe An Autobiography of a Dog (The real life of survival dog from the cruel master) Annotated with authors bibliography including Joes real picture by Margaret Marshall Saunders
Beautiful Joe An Autobiography of a Dog (The real life of survival dog from the cruel master) Annotated with authors bibliography including Joes real picture Margaret Marshall Saunders

Beautiful Joe An Autobiography of a Dog (The real life of survival dog from the cruel master) Annotated with authors bibliography including Joes real picture

Margaret Marshall Saunders

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The real Beautiful Joe was an Airedale-type dog. He was medium-sized, brown, and described as likely being part bull terrier and part fox terrier. He was also described as a mongrel, a cur, and a mutt. He was originally owned by a local Meaford man,MoreThe real Beautiful Joe was an Airedale-type dog. He was medium-sized, brown, and described as likely being part bull terrier and part fox terrier. He was also described as a mongrel, a cur, and a mutt. He was originally owned by a local Meaford man, who abused the dog to the point of near death, and even cut off his ears and tail.Walter Moore, father of Louise Moore, rescued the dog in 1890 from what likely would have been a violent death. In 1892, Margaret Marshall Saunders (1861–1947), first learned about Beautiful Joe when she visited her brother and his wife, Louise Moore. Saunders was so touched by Joes story that she wrote a novel-length, fictionalized, autobiographical version of it, entitled Beautiful Joe. Margaret Saunders relocated the story to a small town in Maine and changed the familys name to Morris to win a literary contest sponsored by the American Humane Education Society.The book was first published in 1893. By 1900, over 800,000 copies sold in the U.S., 40,000 in Canada and 100,000 in the United Kingdom.