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The Illustrated Old Possum
Author: T. S. Eliot

ISBN: 9780571313082
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1 January 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.0 x 13.8 x 1.6
A stunning gift edition of this much-loved classic, with illustrations from Nicolas Bentley.

Cats! Some are sane, and some are mad. Some are good, and some are bad...

The original Old Possum's illustrations have been lovingly restored and are showcased in this beautiful new hardback 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!

About the Author

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 Poun...

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