Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats is a book of poems about cats. The cats in these poems act like humans. It is by T. S. Eliot. It was first sold in 1939. Andrew Lloyd Webber used most of the poems in his musical Cats.

Contents of Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot:

  • The Naming of Cats
  • The Old Gumbie Cat
  • Growltiger’s Last Stand
  • The Rum Tum Tugger
  • Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer
  • Old Deuteronomy
  • The Pekes and the Pollicles
  • Mr. Mistoffelees
  • Macavity: The Mystery Cat
  • Gus: The Theatre Cat
  • Bustopher Jones: The Cat about Town
  • Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat
  • The Ad-dressing of Cats
  • Cat Morgan Introduces Himself (added in the 1962 edition and not included in the musical)

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