Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

Illustrated by Edward Gorey

T.S. Eliot
NZD $22.99

A stunning new gift edition of this much-loved classic, with the celebrated black-and-white illustrations by Edward Gorey.

A stunning new gift edition of this much-loved classic, with the celebrated black-and-white illustrations by Edward Gorey.Cats! Some are sane, and some are mad.Some are good, and some are bad . . .The whimsical 1982 Old Possum's illustrations have been lovingly restored and are showcased in this beautiful new poetry edition, perfect for children and Eliot aficionados alike. These lovable cat poems were written by T. S. Eliot for his godchildren and continue to delight children and grown-ups. The collection inspired the musical Cats!, and features Macavity, Mr Mistofelees and Growltiger!

Author bio:

Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in St Louis, Missouri in 1888. He was educated at Harvard, at the Sorbonne in Paris, and at Merton College, Oxford. His early poetry was profoundly influenced by the French symbolists, especially Baudelaire and Laforgue. In his academic studies he specialised in philosophy and logic. His doctoral thesis was on F. H. Bradley. He settled in England in 1915, the year in which he married Vivienne Haigh-Wood and also met his contemporary Ezra Pound for the first time. After teaching for a year or so he joined Lloyds Bank in the City of London in 1917, the year in which he published his first volume, Prufrock and Other Observations. In 1919 Poems was hand-printed by Leonard and Virginia Woolf. His first collection of essays, The Sacred Wood, appeared in 1920. His most famous work, The Waste Land, was published in 1922, the same year as James Joyce's Ulysses.

Category: Poetry
ISBN: 9780571321261
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Children PB
Pub Date: September 2015
Page Extent: 64
Format: Paperback
Age: 6 - 18
Subject: Poetry