The Fur Person

The Fur Person

Book - 1978
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Baker & Taylor
When he finds an acceptable home and makes a decision to stay with the Voices that inhabit it, Tom Jones, a Cat-about-Town, becomes a Gentleman Cat and in time evolves into a genuine Fur Person

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

Publisher: New York : Norton, 1978
ISBN: 9780393301311
Characteristics: 106 p. : ill ; 22 cm


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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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