KITTEN CABOODLE: A Collection of Feline Fiction by Barbara--Ed. Silverberg

KITTEN CABOODLE: A Collection of Feline Fiction

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No catnaps in this one: a dozen stories, several quite fine, and a sampling of short poems, all about cats. Margaret Bonham's ""A Fine Place for the Cat"" features a Siamese--Tulan Caprian of Hastock--whose beauty propels his owner and the local fishman into marriage. Even more fantastic human-feline overlaps are implied in Stephen Benet's ""King of the Cats,"" in which an orchestra leader--who conducts with his tail and may have black velvet-like legs under his socks--bolts from dinner upon hearing that old story about the death of the king of the cats. Other stand-outs are Wodehouse's ""Story of Webster,"" in which a cat's supercilious glances almost upright an artist into middle classism; Sylvia Ashton-Warner's ""Castle of Carabas"" inhabited by haunted noblemen; and C.H.B. Kitchin's ""Chelsea Cat"" whose superpowers date back to the Plague. The others are less rewarding generally but for feline fanciers, it's the miaow.

Pub Date: Aug. 11th, 1969
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston