The inspiration for Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical CATS, and its upcoming movie adaptation, directed by Tom Hooper and starring Taylor Swift (Bombalurina), Idris Elba (Macavity the Mystery Cat), Dame Judi Dench (Old Deuteronomy), Ian McKellen (Gus the Theatre Cat), James Corden (Bustopher Jones), Jennifer Hudson (Grizabella), Jason Derulo (Rum Tum Tugger), and Rebel Wilson (Jennyanydots).
Cats! Some are sane, and some are mad.
Some are good, and some are bad . . .
These lovable cat poems were written by T. S. Eliot for his godchildren and continue to delight children and grown-ups. Eliot's beloved cat poems are a curious and artful homage to felines young and old, merry and fierce, small and unmistakably round, and Edward Gorey's graphic interpretations are sure to charm.
T. S. Eliot’s famous collection of nonsense verse about cats—the inspiration for the Andrew Lloyd Webber musicalCats, now made
into a major motion picture. This edition features pen-and-ink drawings by Edward Gorey throughout.
“Enough ferocious fancy and parody to knock the spots off most cat books and most...verses.” —Time
“An absolutely marvelous rendition of Eliot’s poetic classic, written for his godchildren and friends in the 1930s, which inspired the
Broadway musicalCats.” —Library Journal,starred review
THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT was born in 1888 in St. Louis, Missouri, and became a British subject in 1927. The acclaimed poet ofThe
Waste Land,Four Quartets, andOld Possum's Book of Practical Cats, among numerous other poems, prose, and works of drama,
won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948. T.S. Eliot died in 1965 in London, England, and is buried in Westminster Abbey.