These top 10 cats in literature exemplify the best traits of the feline species: independence, agility, and wits with a dash of mysteriousness. If you haven’t already, then get to know these famous literary cats.
1. The Cheshire Cat from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
“We’re all mad here,” the Cheshire Cat famously informs Alice.
2. The Cat in the Hat from The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
Published in 1957, The Cat in the Hat is arguably Dr. Seuss’s most famous literary creation.
3. All the cats from Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by TS Eliot
There are so many cats in this book, it is impossible to choose just one.
4. Crookshanks from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Hermione’s cat (and Ron Weasley’s rival).
5. Cat from Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
Holly Golightly may not think that she and Cat belong together, however they share in common more than one personality trait, most notably defiant independence.
6. Behemoth from The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Aptly named for his enormous size and behavior, Behemoth enjoys vodka and playing chess. He also owns a pistol.
7. Mimi from Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
This clever Siamese cat helps young Nakata throughout the book.
8. Nana from The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa
Taken in by Satoru, Nana (Seven) narrates almost half of this novel.
9. Maurice from The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett
A talking cat. And a clever con.
10. Hobbes from Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
This stuffed tiger walks, talks, and is Calvin’s best buddy.
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