Tiger in the House by Carl Van Vechten
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Tiger in the House
By Carl Van Vechten

The Tiger in the House

A Cultural History of the Cat

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Format: Hardback

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Tiger in the House by Carl Van Vechten

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"A god, a companion to sorceresses at the Witches' Sabbath, a beast who is royal in Siam, who in Japan is called 'the tiger that eats from the hand, ' the adored of Mohammed, Laura's rival with Petrarch, the friend of Richelieu, the favorite of poets"--such are just a few of the feline distinctions that Carl Van Vechten records in this glorious historical overview of humanity's long love affair with the cat. As delightful as it is learned, "Tiger in the House" explores science, art, and history to assemble a treasury of cat lore, while Van Vechten's sumptuous baroque prosemakes the book's every page an inexhaustible pleasure.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781590172230
ISBN-10: 159017223X
Format: Hardback
(220mm x 146mm x 34mm)
Pages: 425
Imprint: The New York Review of Books, Inc
Publisher: The New York Review of Books, Inc
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Carl Van Vechten

Carl Van Vechten (1880--1964) was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, graduated from the University of Chicago, and moved to New York, where he lived happily ever after. Stephen Budiansky is the author of ten books about history, science, and nature. He is a former national security correspondent and foreign editor of the weekly newsmagazine "U.S. News & World Report." As a Congressional Fellow at the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment he co-authored a classified study on the role of smart-weapons technology in warfare. He is also a former Washington Editor of the international scientific journal "Nature." Stephen Budiansky is currently a correspondent for "The Atlantic Monthly."

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