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Most Famous Cats in Literature

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Love them or hate them, cats have been a staple of art and literature for thousands of years. Here's a list of some of the most memorable cats in literature.

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Cheshire Cat Report Abuse
How many readers through the years have been slightly frightened, right along with Alice, of the grin without its cat? The Cheshire Cat is one of the most creative and memorable characters in literature, even in the midst of all the other wacky characters in Alice in Wonderland.
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The Cat in the Hat Report Abuse
That sly, mischievous, smiling cat from Dr. Seuss' classic tale, the Cat in the Hat has delighted children everywhere for many years and will continue to do so for years to come.
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Crookshanks Report Abuse
Hermione Granger's fluffy orange cat in the Harry Potter series, Crookshanks has become one of the most famous cats in literature in the past few years by virtue of the intense popularity of these books (and the movies based on them).
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Three little kittens who lost their mittens (Nursery Rhyme) Report Abuse
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Bagheera (The Jungle Book) Report Abuse
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The cat who played the fiddle (Hey Diddle Diddle) Report Abuse
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Tom Kitten Report Abuse
This cat is found in Beatrix Potter stories.
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Cats in Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats Report Abuse
T.S. Eliot wrote the book Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, which is all about, what else? Cats. There are too many to mention, so they're all lumped together into this one entry.
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The Pussy-cat (The Owl and the Pussy-cat) Report Abuse
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Church Hill (Pet Sematary) Report Abuse
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Chester (Bunnicula) Report Abuse
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Socks Report Abuse
The eponymous character of the book by Beverly Cleary.
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Graymalkin (Macbeth) Report Abuse
Just by virtue of the fact that this cat is in Shakespeare makes him worth mentioning. Thousands of people have read Macbeth down through history and have imagined for themselves what Graymalkin, the witches' familiar, looked like.
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Fat Louie (Princess Diaries) Report Abuse
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Ribby (Beatrix Potter's "The Pie and the Patty Pan") Report Abuse
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Kitty (Little House on the Prairie) Report Abuse
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Harry the Cat (The Cricket in Times Square) Report Abuse
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Eureka (Wizard of Oz) Report Abuse
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Dinah (Alice in Wonderland) Report Abuse
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Mehitabel Report Abuse
One of the two main characters, along with Archy the cockroach, in Don Mqrquis short stories and newspaper columns in the New York Sun and Saturday Evening Post. They were later compiled starting in 1927 and as recently as 2006. Mehitabel the alley cat who claimed to be the reincarnation of Cleopatra and whose attitude on life was expressed..."wotthehell wotthehell" and "i am toujours gai."
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Koko and Yum-yum Report Abuse
The famous crime-solving cats from Lillian Jackson Braun's "The Cat Who..." series.
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Greebo from the Discworld Series Report Abuse
The Discworld series made Terry Pratchett the best-selling author in the U.K. during the 90s (prior to the arrival of JK Rowling). Greebo, the wickedly confident feline companion of Nanny Ogg, is a memorably delightful citizen of this world.
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The Shy Little Kitten Report Abuse
The sky little kitten, with his five roly-poly little black and white kitten siblings, populate one of the best-loved and most famous children's stories ever written.
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Ginger (Chronicles of Narnia) Report Abuse
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