Classic Cat Stories: Twenty Timeless Feline Tales

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Our feline companions can idolize us or ignore us, intrigue us or irritate us—but they never bore us. And long before they became America’s favorite pets, they inspired some of the world’s greatest writers. Their curious natures and unpredictable moods have made them subjects in a wide range of literary genres.
This collection is a testament to the amazing variety of feline personalities—an eclectic treasury filled with stories of unique cats. Classic Cat Stories ranges from ...

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Our feline companions can idolize us or ignore us, intrigue us or irritate us—but they never bore us. And long before they became America’s favorite pets, they inspired some of the world’s greatest writers. Their curious natures and unpredictable moods have made them subjects in a wide range of literary genres.
This collection is a testament to the amazing variety of feline personalities—an eclectic treasury filled with stories of unique cats. Classic Cat Stories ranges from dark and eerie to lighthearted and humorous, with feline protagonists as diverse as Arthur Conan Doyle’s Brazilian cat to Charles G. D. Robert’s cat, who played Robinson Crusoe. An anthology filled with some of your favorite writers, Classic Cat Stories is a perfect gift for the most finicky cat lover in your life.

With contributions from:

Andrew Barton Paterson • Saki • Charles G. Leland • Arthur Weigall
Bram Stoker • H. P. Lovecraft • Algernon Blackwood
Frederick Stuart Greene • W. W. Jacobs • Anton Chekhov
A. S. Downs • Samuel Lover • Ambrose Bierce • Charles Perrault
W. L. Alden • John Coleman Adams • Charles Morley
Michel de Montaigne • Charles Dudley Warner

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  • ISBN-13: 9781592282555
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Series: Classic
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 4.56 (w) x 7.28 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

DEBORAH MCHUGH, a freelance writer and cat lover, has also edited The Quotable Traveler. She lives in Bergenfield, New Jersey, with her husband and two dogs.

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Table of Contents

Introduction XI
The Cat 1
The Achievement of the Cat 7
How Diana Made the Stars and the Rain 11
The Home Life of a Holy Cat 15
The Watchers 27
The Cats of Ulthar 45
The Empty Sleeve 51
The Cat of the Cane-Brake 79
The Brazilian Cat 97
The White Cat 131
Who Was to Blame? 151
The Philanthropist and the Happy Cat 159
Plato: The Story of a Cat 167
A Talk with Mark Twain's Cat 171
Ye Marvellous Legend of Tom Connor's Cat 181
The Cat and the King 195
The Master Cat, or, Puss in Boots 197
How a Cat Played Robinson Crusoe 205
The Yellow Terror 221
Midshipman, the Cat 237
Peter: A Cat o' One Tail 253
My Cat 281
Calvin: A Study of a Character 283
Acknowledgments 299
Sources 301
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