The Fur Person

The Fur Person

Book - 2002
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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.
Publisher: New York : Norton, 2002
ISBN: 9780393041941
0393041948
Branch Call Number: FICTION SARTON
Characteristics: 111 p. : col. ill. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Williams, Jared T.

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Tom Jones is a gentleman cat with personality.

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,... Read More »


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Mar 17, 2016

Delightful little novella (106 pages) narrated by the cat. Sarton really "nails" feline behavior. Although I don't have a cat, I really enjoyed the book. Must reading for those who do have a cat.

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