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A delightful, whimsical tale — one of the most popular books for cat lovers ever written, now newly illustrated.

May Sarton's fictionalized account of her cat Tom Jones's life and adventures prior to making the author's acquaintance begins with a fiercely independent, nameless street cat who follows the ten commandments of the Gentleman Cat — including "A Gentleman Cat allows no constraint of his person, not even loving constraint." But after several years of roaming, Tom has grown tired of his vagabond lifestyle, and he concludes that there might be some appeal after all in giving up the freedom of street life for a loving home. It will take just the right human companion, however, to make his transformation from Cat About Town to genuine Fur Person possible.

Sarton's book is one of the most beloved stories ever written about the joys and tribulations inherent in sharing one's life with a cat. This edition, beautifully illustrated with 9 new color watercolors by Jared Williams, will continue to be an enduring favorite.

Synopsis:

A delightful, whimsical tale--one of the most popular books for cat lovers ever written.

Synopsis:

A delightful, whimsical tale — one of the most popular books for cat lovers ever written, now newly illustrated.

May Sarton's fictionalized account of her cat Tom Jones's life and adventures prior to making the author's acquaintance begins with a fiercely independent, nameless street cat who follows the ten commandments of the Gentleman Cat — including "A Gentleman Cat allows no constraint of his person, not even loving constraint." But after several years of roaming, Tom has grown tired of his vagabond lifestyle, and he concludes that there might be some appeal after all in giving up the freedom of street life for a loving home. It will take just the right human companion, however, to make his transformation from Cat About Town to genuine Fur Person possible.

Sarton's book is one of the most beloved stories ever written about the joys and tribulations inherent in sharing one's life with a cat. This edition, beautifully illustrated with 9 new color watercolors by Jared Williams, will continue to be an enduring favorite.

About the Author

May Sarton (1912-1995) was an acclaimed poet, novelist, and memoirist.

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nbcharlton, January 8, 2010 (view all comments by nbcharlton)
This morning I had an email from my sister with the sad news that her venerable ca had passed on during the night. They had this cat about 20 years, and he certainly qualified as a "fur person." I thought I'd get a copy of May Sarton's book, which is one of the hundreds of books I've read, and send it. Kudos to Powell's customer service. I called to see if they had it in the store. but as it worked out I had to order it to be drop-shipped. The Powell's agent was unusually competent and courteous.
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joannmsd, February 4, 2007 (view all comments by joannmsd)
Full of fun and laughs galore! The Fur Person can be used as a sort of guide to getting to know and maybe understand your cat, from a feline perspective. This book is a treasure I'll keep close by.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393301311
Author:
Sarton, May
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
arton
Author:
May S
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Cats
Subject:
Cats -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Gift Edition
Series Volume:
no. 216
Publication Date:
19831117
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 new color watercolors
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.23x5.50x.37 in. .34 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A delightful, whimsical tale--one of the most popular books for cat lovers ever written.
"Synopsis" by , A delightful, whimsical tale — one of the most popular books for cat lovers ever written, now newly illustrated.

May Sarton's fictionalized account of her cat Tom Jones's life and adventures prior to making the author's acquaintance begins with a fiercely independent, nameless street cat who follows the ten commandments of the Gentleman Cat — including "A Gentleman Cat allows no constraint of his person, not even loving constraint." But after several years of roaming, Tom has grown tired of his vagabond lifestyle, and he concludes that there might be some appeal after all in giving up the freedom of street life for a loving home. It will take just the right human companion, however, to make his transformation from Cat About Town to genuine Fur Person possible.

Sarton's book is one of the most beloved stories ever written about the joys and tribulations inherent in sharing one's life with a cat. This edition, beautifully illustrated with 9 new color watercolors by Jared Williams, will continue to be an enduring favorite.

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