Thirty incredible cat tales
" " A home without a cat, and a well-fed,
- Hardback book with Dust Jacket
- Edited and with an introduction by Charles Elliot
- Over 285 pages
- Introductions copyright © 2001 by Charles Elliott
well-petted, and properly revered cat,
may be a perfect home, perhaps, but
how can it prove its title? "
-MARK TWAIN (1835-1910) "
" Next to keeping cats around the house, people apparently enjoy writing about them.
THE GREATEST CAT STORIES EVER TOLD will introduce you to a wide range of these writers and a wide range of felines:
Rhubarb, the bad-tempered yellow tom who inherits a big-league baseball team;
Lily, the seductive tortoiseshell who can wrap her own owner around her little paw;
George Elliot, the silver tabby who may be a bit of a hypochondriac;
Calvin, the fastidious Maltese who was so well loved and well lamented;
and Ming, the possessive Siamese who develops a taste for blood;
along with many other cats-every one of them a unique individual.
Each story in this volume has been selected with the most finicky cat lover in mind, selected not only for their intrinsic literary value but also for their ability to convey that special something-that mysterious allure of the cat. "
" INTRODUCTION Charles Elliott
LILLIAN Damon Runyon
CAT'S PARADISE Émile Zola
TOM QUARTZ Mark Twain
MING'S BIGGEST PREY Patricia Highsmith
THE CHESHIRE CAT Lewis Carroll
THE GARDEN OF STUBBORN CATS Italo Calvino
THE CAT THAT WALKED BY HIMSELF Rudyard Kipling
RHUBARB H. Allen Smith
THE CYPRIAN CAT Dorothy L. Sayers
A CAT, A MAN, AND TWO WOMEN Junichiro Tanizaki
PUSS-IN-BOOTS Angela Carter
MEHITABEL AND HER KITTENS Don Marquis
CALVIN: A STUDY OF CHARACTER Charles Dudley Warner
THE IMMORTAL CAT Karel Capek
GEORGE ELLIOT: A MEDICAL STUDY Jean Stafford
THE BLACK CAT Edgar Allen Poe
THE BLACK AND WHITE DYNASTIES Théophile Gautier
PIAZZA VITTORIO Eleanor Clark
AN INCIDENT Anton Chekhov
A BLACK AFFAIR W.W. Jacobs
SCHRÖDINGER'S CAT Ursula K. Le Guin
I AM A CAT Soseki Natsume
THE CAT THAT WENT TO TRINITY Robertson Davies
THE AFFLICTIONS OF AN ENGLISH CAT Honoré de Balzac
QUIXOTE AND THE CATS Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
MIDSHIPMAN, THE CAT John Coleman Adams
TOTAL LOSS Sylvia Townsend Warner
THE CAT Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
THE STORY OF WEBSTER P.G. Wodehouse
PERMISSIONS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS "
This book is in good condition but the cover has several dirt marks.
The dust jacket is in very good condition with minor wear.
No torn or ripped pages.
There are a few marks on the side edges of the pages, mostly visible from the side view.
There is a name written on the first blank page.