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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

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ISBN-10: 0156685701

ISBN-13: 9780156685702

Edition: 1968

Authors: T. S. Eliot, Edward Gorey

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An engaging collection of humorous poems. These verses, originally composed to amuse Eliot’s intimate friends, have proven irresistible to cat lovers, lovers of nonsense, and admirers of Eliot throughout the English-speaking world. “Enough ferocious fancy and parody to knock the spots off most cat books and most...verses” (Time). Drawings by Nicolas Bentley.
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Book details

List price: $9.99
Copyright year: 1968
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/23/1968
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 64
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.374
Language: English

T. S. Eliot is considered by many to be a literary genius and one of the most influential men of letters during the half-century after World War I. He was born on September 26, 1888, in St. Louis, Missouri. Eliot attended Harvard University, with time abroad pursuing graduate studies at the Sorbonne, Marburg, and Oxford. The outbreak of World War I prevented his return to the United States, and, persuaded by Ezra Pound to remain in England, he decided to settle there permanently. He published his influential early criticism, much of it written as occasional pieces for literary periodicals. He developed such doctrines as the "dissociation of sensibility" and the "objective correlative" and…    

Edward Gorey (1925-2000) wrote and illustrated such popular books as The Doubtful Guest, The Gashlycrumb Tinies, and The Headless Bust. He was also a very successful set and costume designer, earning a Tony Award for his Broadway production of Edward Gorey's Dracula. Animated sequences of his work have introduced the PBS series Mystery! since 1980.

The Naming of Cats
The Old Gumbie Cat
Growltiger's Last Stand
The Rum Tum Tugger
The Song Of The Jellicles
Mungojerrie And Rumpelteazer
Old Deuteronomy
The Pekes And The Pollicles
Mr. Mistoffelees
Macavity: The Mystery Cat
Gus: The Theatre Cat
Bustopher Jones: The Cat About Town
Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat
The Ad-Dressing Of Cats
Cat Morgan Introduces Himself