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Books by TS Eliot

  • The Illustrated Old Possum

    TS Eliot

    Product Code: ALQEQ
    Hardback
    Cats! Some are sane, and some are mad. Some are good, and some are bad...The original Old Possum's illustrations have been lovingly restored and are showcased in this beautiful new hardback edition, perfect for children and Eliot aficionados alike. These lovable cat poems were written by T. S. Eliot for his godchildren and continue to delight children and grown-ups. The collection inspired the musical Cats!, and features Macavity, Mr Mistofelees and Growltiger!
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  • The Waste Land

    TS Eliot

    Product Code: BZJES
    Hardback
    Published in 1922, The Waste Land was the most revolutionary poem of its time, offering a devastating vision of modern civilisation between the two World Wars. This beautifully designed edition forms part of a series of ten titles celebrating Faber's publishing over the decades.
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  • Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

    TS Eliot

    Product Code: AAONX
    Audio
    Cats! Some are sane, some are mad and some are good and some are bad. Meet magical Mr Mistoffelees, sleepy Old Deuteronomy and curious Rum Tum Tugger. But you'll be lucky to meet Macavity because Macavity's not there! In 1925 T.S. Eliot became co-director of Faber and Faber, who remain his publishers to this day. Throughout the 1930s, he composed the now famous poems about Macavity, Old Deuteronomy, Mr Mistoffelees and many other cats, under the name of 'Old Possum'. In 1981, Eliot's poems were set to music by Andrew Lloyd Webber as Cats which went on to become the longest-running Broadway musical in history. This charming new audio collection is read by the poet himself.
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  • Jellicle Cats

    TS Eliot

    Product Code: AWWRQ
    Paperback 3 years +
    Jellicle Cats come one and all. Jellicles come to the Jellicle Ball. Join the Jellicle Cats under the Jellicle Moon in the fourth picture-book pairing from Arthur Robins and T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's cats, as they dance the night away. To sit alongside other classics such as The Gruffalo, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, and Spot.
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  • Mr Mistoffelees

    TS Eliot

    Product Code: AOQON
    Paperback 3 years +
    Was there ever A cat so clever As magical Mr. Mistoffelees! Following Arthur Robins' criticallly acclaimed picture book of Macavity (already sold 10k) he turns his attentions to the magical Mr Mistoffelees with delightfully hilarious results. Perfect for ages 3+, children (and parents) will love reading aloud about the Original Conjuring Cat. To sit alongside other classics such as The Gruffalo, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, and Spot.
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  • Cat Morgan

    TS Eliot

    Product Code: BUMRH
    Paperback
    I once was a Pirate what sailed the 'igh seas- But now I've retired as a com-mission-aire: And that's how you find me a-takin' my ease And keepin' the door in a Bloomsbury Square. Join Cat Morgan, the swashbuckling pirate as he sails the Barbary Coast in this sixth picture book pairing from Arthur Robins and T. S. Eliot's Old Possum Cats.
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  • The Poems of T. S. Eliot Volume I

    TS Eliot

    Product Code: BSIXX
    Paperback
    This critical edition of T. S. Eliot's Poems establishes a new text of the Collected Poems 1909-1962, rectifying accidental omissions and errors that have crept in during the century since Eliot's astonishing debut, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. As well as the masterpieces, the edition contains the poems of Eliot's youth which were rediscovered only decades later, others that circulated privately during his lifetime, and love poems from his final years, written for his wife Valerie Eliot. Calling upon Eliot's critical writings, as well as his drafts, letters and other original materials, Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue have provided a commentary which illuminates the imaginative life of each poem. This first volume respects Eliot's decisions by opening with his Collected Poems 1909-1962 as he arranged and issued it, shortly before his death. This is followed by poems uncollected but either written for or suitable for publication, and by a new reading text of the drafts of The Waste Land. The second volume opens with the two books of verse of other kinds that Eliot issued, Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats and his translation of St.-John Perse's Anabase. Different again are the verses informal, improper or clubmanlike. Each of these sections has its own commentary. Finally, pertaining to the entire edition, there is a textual history which contains not only variants from all known drafts and the many printings but also extended passages amounting to hundreds of lines of compelling verse.
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  • The Poems of T. S. Eliot Volume II

    TS Eliot

    Product Code: BSIPY
    Paperback
    This critical edition establishes a new text of the Collected Poems 1909-1962, rectifying accidental omissions and errors. As well as the masterpieces, it contains the poems of Eliot's youth which were rediscovered only decades later, others that circulated privately during his lifetime, and love poems from his final years, written for his wife Valerie Eliot. Calling upon Eliot's critical writings, as well as his drafts, letters and other original materials, Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue have provided a commentary which illuminates the imaginative life of each poem.
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  • The Letters of T. S. Eliot

    TS Eliot

    Product Code: BCXCC
    Hardback
    T. S. Eliot's career as a successful stage dramatist gathers pace throughout the fascinating letters of this volume. Following his early experimentation with the dark comedy Sweeney Agonistes (1932), Eliot is invited to write the words of an ambitious scenario sketched out by the producer-director E. Martin Browne (who was to direct all of Eliot's plays) for a grand pageant called The Rock (1934). The ensuing applause leads to a commission from the Bishop of Chichester to write a play for the Canterbury Festival, resulting in the quasi-liturgical masterpiece of dramatic writing, Murder in the Cathedral (1935). A huge commercial success, it remains in repertoire after eighty years. Even while absorbed in time-consuming theatre work, Eliot remains untiring in promoting the writers on Faber's ever broadening lists - George Barker, Marianne Moore and Louis MacNeice among them. In addition, Eliot works hard for the Christian Church he has espoused in recent years, serving on committees for the Church Union and the Church Literature Association, and creating at Faber & Faber a book list that embraces works on church history, theology and liturgy. Having separated from his wife Vivien in 1933, he is anxious to avoid running into her; but she refuses to comprehend that her husband has chosen to leave her and stalks him across literary society, leading to his place of work at the offices of Faber & Faber. The correspondence draws in detail upon Vivien's letters and diaries to provide a picture of her mental state and way of life - and to help the reader to appreciate her thoughts and feelings.
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  • Macavity's Not There!

    TS Eliot

    Product Code: AYEST
    Other 3 years +
    Beautifully illustrated by Arthur Robins and with an appeal extending beyond Eliot fans, Macavity's Not There! will sit alongside classic lift-the-flap books such as Where's Spot? and Dear Zoo.
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  • Macavity's Not There!

    TS Eliot

    Product Code: ATGNH
    Hardback Toddlers
    Macavity's a ginger cat, he's very tall and thin; You would know him if you saw him, for his eyes are sunken in. He's...Uh oh! Macavity's not there! Young readers will love searching for Macavity and searching for clues as he carries out his mischief. From the looted larder to the plundered jewel-case, the flaps will reveal a hilarious trail of cat-like destruction, leading delighted readers to The Mystery Cat himself. To sit alongside classic lift-the-flap books such as Where's Spot? and Dear Zoo.
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  • T. S. Eliot the Poems

    TS Eliot

    Product Code: AQGQG
    Hardback
    The Poems of T. S. Eliot is the authoritative edition of one of our greatest poets, scrupulously edited by Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue. It provides, for the first time, a fully scrutinized text of Eliot's poems, carefully restoring accidental omissions and removing textual errors that have crept in over the full century in which Eliot has been so frequently printed and reprinted. The edition also presents many poems from Eliot's youth which were published only decades later, as well as others that saw only private circulation in his lifetime, of which dozens are collected for the first time. To accompany Eliot's poems, Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue have provided a commentary that illuminates the creative activity that came to constitute each poem, calling upon drafts, correspondence and other original materials to provide a vivid account of the poet's working processes, his reading, his influences and his revisions. The first volume respects Eliot's decisions by opening with his Collected Poems 1909-1962 in the form in which he issued it, shortly before his death fifty years ago. There follow in this first volume the uncollected poems from his youth that he had chosen to publish, along with such other poems as could be considered suitable for publication. The second volume opens with the two books of poems of other kinds that he issued, Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats and his translation of Perse's Anabase, moving then to verses privately circulated as informal or improper or clubmanlike. Each of these sections is accompanied by its respective commentary, and then, pertaining to the entire edition, there is a comprehensive textual history recording variants both manuscript and published. The Poems of T. S. Eliot is a work of enlightening scholarship that will delight and inform all those who read Eliot for pleasure, as well as all those who read with pleasure and for study. Here are a new accuracy and an unparalleled insight into the marvels and landmarks from The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock and The Waste Land through to Four Quartets.
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  • Skimbleshanks

    TS Eliot

    Product Code: AQGQE
    Paperback 3 years +
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    We must find him or the train can't start! All aboard as Skimbleshanks, the Railway Cat, stars in the third picture-book pairing from Arthur Robins and T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's cats, set on the Night Mail train where Skimble won't let anything go wrong. To sit alongside other classics such as The Gruffalo, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, and Spot.
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  • The Waste Land

    TS Eliot

    Product Code: AONBQ
    Hardback
    Published in 1922, The Waste Land was the most revolutionary poem of its time, offering a devastating vision of modern civilization between the two World Wars.
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  • Selected Poems of T. S. Eliot

    TS Eliot

    Product Code: AMXTC
    Paperback
    T.S. Eliot - editor, poet, critic and publisher - was the greatest poet of his generation. The winner of the 1948 Nobel Prize for Literature, virtually every English language poet since owes him a debt of gratitude. Voted as Britain's favourite poet in a 2009 BBC poll, Eliot selected and designed this collection himself in 1954 as an introduction to his work for new readers. Containing 'The Waste Land' and 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock', Selected Poems is the perfect way to begin with one of the defining figures of the twentieth century. This edition also features an introductory essay by Seamus Heaney.
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  • Macavity!

    TS Eliot

    Product Code: AJQHG
    Hardback 3 years +
    One of the best-loved poems from Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats is given a new life in this stunning picture book with illustrations from Arthur Robbins that perfectly convey all the wit and humour of Eliot's creation.
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  • The Letters of T. S. Eliot

    TS Eliot

    Product Code: AEQUM
    Hardback
    In the period covered by this richly detailed collection, which brings the poet to the age of forty, T.S. Eliot was to set a new course for his life and work. Forsaking the Unitarianism of his American forebears, he was received into the Church of England and naturalised as a British citizen - a radical and public alteration of the intellectual and spiritual direction of his career. The demands of Eliot's professional life as writer and editor became more complex and exacting during these years. The celebrated but financially-pressed periodical he had been editing since 1922 - "The Criterion" - switched between being a quarterly and a monthly, before being rescued by the fledgling house of Faber & Gwyer. In addition to writing numerous essays and editorials, lectures, reviews, introductions and prefaces, his letters show Eliot involving himself wholeheartedly in the business of his new career as a publisher. His Ariel poems, "Journey of the Magi" (1927) and "A Song for Simeon" (1928) established a new manner and vision for the poet of "The Waste Land" and "The Hollow Men". These are also the years in which Eliot published two sections of an exhilaratingly funny, savage, jazz-influenced play-in-verse - "Fragment of a Prologue" and "Fragment of an Agon" - which were subsequently brought together as "Sweeney Agonistes". In addition, he struggled to translate the remarkable work "Anabase", by St. John Perse, which was to be a signal influence upon his own later poetry. This correspondence with friends and mentors vividly documents all the stages of Eliot's personal and artistic transformation during these crucial years, the continuing anxieties of his private life, and the forging of his public reputation.
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  • The Waste Land Facsimile

    TS Eliot

    Product Code: AAVWH
    Paperback
    When the New York Public Library announced in October 1968 that its Berg Collection had acquired the original manuscript of "The Waste Land", one of the most puzzling mysteries of twentieth-century literature was solved. The manuscript was not lost, as had been believed, but had remained among the papers of John Quinn, Eliot's friend and adviser, to whom the poet had sent it in 1922. If the discovery of the manuscript was startling, its content was even more so, because the published version of "The Waste Land" was considerably shorter than the original. How it was reduced and edited is clearly revealed on the manuscript thought the handwritten notes of Ezra Pound, of Eliot's first wife, Vivien, and of Eliot himself. In order that this material might be widely available for study, the poet's widow Mrs Valerie Eliot prepared the present edition, in 1971, in which each page of the original manuscript was reproduced in facsimile, with a clear transcript facing pages. Mrs Eliot also included an illuminating introduction, explanatory notes and cross-references, together with the text of the first published version of "The Waste Land", thus completing the evolution of the most influential poem in modern literature. The present edition is a reissue, with corrections, of the 1980 reprint.
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  • Selected Poems of T.S. Eliot

    TS Eliot

    Product Code: AAGPP
    Hardback
    As a poet, editor and essayist, T. S. Eliot was one of the defining figures of twentieth century poetry. This selection, which was made by Eliot himself, includes many of his most celebrated works, including "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" and "The Waste Land". Other volumes in this series, include: "Auden", "Betjemen", "Plath", "Hughes", and "Yeats".
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