T.S. Eliot's famous cats are brought to mewling, hissing, purring life in this enchanting recording featuring Richard Briers, Alan Cumming, Nigel Davenport, Andrew Sachs and Juliet Stevenson. Meet Mr Mistoffelees, the magical cat who can perform an astonishing array of tricks; Old Deuteronomy, the most placid cat in his village; the Rum Tum Tugger, a most contrary and difficult cat; and of course Macavity, the celebrated master criminal. A delight from the first minute to the last, "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" deserves a place in every feline-loving home.
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Mr. T.S. Eliot intimate friends received from time to time typewritten verses which were apparently anonymous but which were always identifiable. The poems which concern cats are presented here.About the Author:
George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans Cross) was born on November 22, 1819 at Arbury Farm, Warwickshire, England. She received an ordinary education and, upon leaving school at the age of sixteen, embarked on a program of independent study to further her intellectual growth. In 1841 she moved with her father to Coventry, where the influences of “skeptics and rationalists” swayed her from an intense religious devoutness to an eventual break with the church. The death of her father in 1849 left her with a small legacy and the freedom to pursue her literary inclinations. In 1851 she became the assistant editor of the Westminster Review, a position she held for three years. In 1854 came the fated meeting with George Henry Lewes, the gifted editor of The Leader, who was to become her adviser and companion for the next twenty-four years. Her first book, Scenes of a Clerical Life (1858), was followed by Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), and Middlemarch (1872). The death of Lewes, in 1878, left her stricken and lonely. On May 6, 1880, she married John Cross, a friend of long standing, and after a brief illness she died on December 22 of that year, in London.
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Book Description Caedmon. Audiobook CASSETTE. Book Condition: New. 0140864121. Bookseller Inventory # L0105707