Cats in Literature:

Alice and the Cheshire Cat…

Lewis Carroll’s 1866 novel “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” features a feline whose image and persona reach far beyond the book it’s most famous for.  In fact, the idea of a Cheshire Cat and the focus on its smile can be traced back nearly 80 years before Carroll’s masterpiece was penned.  Sly, overflowing with style, always flashing its iconic grin — the Cheshire embodies everything we expect from a cool cat, and seems to be the only one who truly understands the nonsensical nature of Wonderland.

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