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Old Possum's book of practical cats

Author: T S Eliot; Edward Gorey; Rouben Mamoulian Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, [1982] ©1939, 1982
Series: A Harvest/HBJ book
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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These playful verses by a celebrated poet have delighted readers and cat lovers around the world ever since they were gathered for publication in 1939. As Valerie Eliot has pointed out, there are a number of references to cats in T.S. Eliot's work, but it was to his godchildren, particularly Tom Faber and Alison Tandy, in the 1930s, that he first revealed himself as "Old Possum" and for whom he composed his poems;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humorous poetry
Poetry
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: T S Eliot; Edward Gorey; Rouben Mamoulian Collection (Library of Congress)
ISBN: 0151686564 9780151686568 015668568X 9780156685689 9780329567156 0329567152 0329039989 9780329039981
OCLC Number: 7977212
Description: 56 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Naming of cats --
Old Gumbie cat --
Growltiger's last stand --
Rum Tum Tugger --
Song of the Jellicles --
Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer --
Old Deuteronomy --
Pekes and the pollicles --
Mr. Mistoffelees --
Macavity: Mystery cat --
Gus: Theatre cat --
Bustopher Jones: Cat about town --
Skimbleshanks: Railway cat --
Ad-dressing of cats --
Cat Morgan introduces himself.
Series Title: A Harvest/HBJ book
Responsibility: by T.S. Eliot ; drawings by Edward Gorey.
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These playful verses by a celebrated poet have delighted readers and cat lovers around the world ever since they were gathered for publication in 1939. As Valerie Eliot has pointed out, there are a number of references to cats in T.S. Eliot's work, but it was to his godchildren, particularly Tom Faber and Alison Tandy, in the 1930s, that he first revealed himself as "Old Possum" and for whom he composed his poems; later inspired Andrew Lloyd Webber's legendary musical "Cats".

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