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Cat Encounters: A Cat-Lover's Anthology (1979) [Anthology]
by John Coleman Adams Algernon Blackwood Lilian Jackson Braun Francis Buckland Charles Dana Robertson Davies Eleanor Farjeon L. P. Hartley Oliver Herford Herodotus James Herriot Mary F. Honeyman Thomas Janvier Jerome K. Jerome Sarah Orne Jewett Michael Joseph Andrew Lang Pierre Loti Samuel Lover Compton Mackenzie Bryan MacMahon Madame Michelet Louise Chandler Moulton Bill Nye John Oxenford Eden Phillpotts J.F. Powers Edna Dean Proctor Julian Ralph Agnes Repplier William Rossetti Saki Agnes A. Sandham Henry Slesar Robert Southey Harriet Spofford Harriet Beecher Stowe James Thurber Charles Dudley Warner Helen M. Winslow William Wintle Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

"The best Christmas present I ever had," says the woman in James Herriot's reminiscence, referring to her cat. But cats, it seems, can be many things. To the gambler in Michael Joseph's story, the cat is his good-luck charm. In Robertson Davies' parody, the cat is a feline Frankenstein. In William Wintle's story, the master of the household becomes the cat's prey.

Independent, inscrutable, accepting the affection of humans as it pleases, the cat remanis a mystery. What their own, real cats have meant to individual writers in this collection reveals that truth is often more moving than fiction. Making the acquaintance of such cats as Agnes Repplier's fun-loving kitten or Helen M. Winslow's Pretty Lady is a rare treat. As their owners delighted in these remarkable pets, so will readers cherish their memory, and return again and again to reread these selections which, like the cats they celebrate, match every mood.

Collectors will prize the handsome illustrations by such noted cat artists as George Cruikshank, Robert Seymour, W. H. Drake, Oliver Herford, Joseph G. Francis, J. L. Dolph, R. B. Birch, Harrison Weir, Laura Elizabeth Richards, David Ericson, Arthur Rackham, and Henriette Ronner.

Edited by Seon Manley and Gogo Lewis


  • The Christmas Cat by James Herriot
  • My Line of Family Cats by Sarah Orne Jewett
  • The Sin of Madame Phloi by Lilian Jackson Braun
  • from Cat's Company by Michael Joseph
  • The Philanthropist and the Happy Cat by Saki
  • The Cat That Went to Trinity by Robertson Davies
  • A Cat Called John Harvard by Helen M. Winslow
  • The Egyptians and Their Cats by Herodotus
  • An Assortment of Cats by Jerome K. Jerome
  • A Cat and a Bird of Old New Orleans by A Correspondent
  • "Hey Diddle Diddle, the Cat..." by Eden Phillpotts
  • The Chinese Cat by Pierre Loti
  • Podolo by L.P. Hartley
  • Puddles of Portsmouth by Francis Buckland
  • A Kitten by Agnes Repplier
  • Calvin -- His Life and Death by Charles Dudley Warner
  • The Cat in the Lifeboat by James Thurber
  • "Midshipman," the Cat by John Coleman Adams
  • Spooner by Eleanor Farjeon
  • The Strange Cat by John Oxenford
  • The Cat and the Cornfield by Bryan MacMahon
  • The Yellow Cat by Michael Joseph
  • A Discourse on Cats by Bill Nye
  • Cats of the New York Sun by Charles Dana
  • He Wrote to the Rats by Julian Ralph
  • The Black Cat by William Wintle
  • The Conscientious Cat by Agnes A. Sandham
  • Ye Marvellous Legend of Tom Connor's Cat by Samuel Lover
  • The "Century" Cat by Mary F. Honeyman
  • Juno by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • My Father's Cat by William Rossetti
  • My Father, the Cat by Henry Slesar
  • Moquo by Madame Michelet
  • Are Cats People? by Oliver Herford
  • My Grandmother's Cat by Edna Dean Proctor
  • The Attic by Algernon Blackwood
  • Sylvia the First by Compton MacKenzie
  • Pretty Lady by Helen M. Winslow
  • My Mother's Cat by Louise Chandler Moulton
  • Death of a Favorite by J.F. Powers
  • Miss Spot and Others by Harriet Prescott Spofford
  • On Observing His Cats by Andrew Lang
  • Rumpel by Robert Southey
  • The Last Words by Thomas Janvier
  • The Achievement of the Cat by Saki

Original title: Cat Encounters: A Cat-Lover's Anthology
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionAnimals

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Cat Encounters: A Cat-Lover's Anthology (1979)
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Language: English

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ISBN: 0688419143

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