Fantastic Cats: A Feast of Famed and Fabled Felines

Fantastic Cats: A Feast of Famed and Fabled Felines

by Desmond Morris



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Fantastic Cats: A Feast of Famed and Fabled Felines by Desmond Morris

This is Desmond Morris's first new book on cats since his popular classics Catwatching and Catlore, and he brings to it all his wit and erudition. Every famous cat, both real and imaginary, makes an appearance. There's Trixie, who voluntarily shared the Earl of Southampton's captivity in the Tower of London; Nelson, who performed a vital role during World War II as Churchill's foot-warmer; and stars like Orangey, who played a central role in Breakfast at Tiffany's. There are the felines of magic and make-believe, from Macavity to Graymalkin, even cartoon cats, like Felix and Sylvester. Illustrated throughout with photos, paintings, and engravings, this captivating tome also profiles some of history's most famous cat lovers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781904435624
Publisher: Little Books, Limited
Publication date: 03/01/2007
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Desmond Morris is the author of Catlore, and Catwatching.

Table of Contents

Introduction     1
Feline Terms     3
Feline History     20
Feline Folktales     44
Legendary Cats     56
Famous Cat Owners     70
Famous Pet Cats     88
Cartoon Cats     115
Film Cats     121
Television Cats     133
Fictional Cats     137
Working Cats     155
Cats in Art     164
Show Cats     181
Mystery Cats     186
Talisman Cats     198
Feline Sayings     203
Cat Authorities     207

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