A generous collection of short stories, excerpts from longer works, reminiscences, essays, poems, keeps the cat as the main character. The interpretations of many writers add up to a many faceted portrait. Feline loyalty, devotion, independence, preferences, viciasitudes, courtings, courage, etc., etc. are revealed by Mazo de la Roche, Paul Gallico, Marguerite Steen, the Lockridges, Colette, Michael Josephs, Don Marquis, T. S. Eliot, Agnes Repplier, Frances Froat, Vincent Starrett- among others; and from the classics there is Rudyard Kipling, R. H. Mupro, Puss in Boots, Lewis Carroll; there's an odd bit about a village in Holland that was left catless after the war; and the perennial favorite of Charles Dudley Warner, Calvin. There will be illustrations -- famous paintings, drawings, photographs of cat breeds by Walter Chandoha. Purrfect for very definite audiences.