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Thomas Gray in Copenhagen By Philip J. Davis

Thomas Gray in Copenhagen by Philip J. Davis

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Summary

Could it be that Hans Christian Andersen - who wrote so lovingly of inchworms and ugly ducklings - was an unrepentant despiser of cats? A whimsically written and illustrated tale - part history, part parody, and all fun.
Davis is Professor Emeritus of Applied Mathematics at Brown University and author of No Way: Essays on the Impossible.

Thomas Gray in Copenhagen Summary

Thomas Gray in Copenhagen: In Which the Philosopher Cat Meets the Ghost of Hans Christian Andersen by Philip J. Davis

A sequel to the widely successful Thomas Gray, Philosopher Cat, Philip J. Davis' latest continues the adventures of the internationally popular feline and friend. Could it be that Hans Christian Andersen - who wrote so lovingly of inchworms and ugly ducklings - was an unrepentant despiser of cats? That's the rumor that the philosophical feline, Thomas Gray, and cohort, Cambridge don Lucas Fysst, (whose last name doesn't rhyme with "fist") are determined to snuff out. In Copenhagen to attend a philosophers' convention, they go on the hunt for a missing Andersen manuscript that will set the record straight. A whimsically written and illustrated tale - part history, part parody, and all fun.
Davis is Professor Emeritus of Applied Mathematics at Brown University and author of No Way: Essays on the Impossible.

Thomas Gray in Copenhagen Reviews

"A thoughtful, measured, relaxed mix of fact and fantasy. Thomas Gray is the kind of cat that spends its mornings hunting rabbits and its afternoons pawing over palimpsests. You should make her acquaintance, she will enrich your life." Ian Stewart, New Scientist, on Thomas Gray, Philosopher Cat

Table of Contents

1 The Soul of a Canary.- 2 Lessons in the Danish Language and Literature.- 3 The Conference.- 4 The Search Begins.- 5 Conversation with a Bouillabaisse.- 6 Thomas Gray Arrives on the Scene.- 7 The Collaboration Renewed.- 8 Found on Stroeget.- 9 The Glory of the Realm.- 10 Spectral Dialogue in Nyhavn.- 11 Lucas Fysst's Dream: The Wienerbroed and the Cat.- 12 Instructions Are Received.- 13 The Plain Brown Envelope.- 14 The Kongekat's Story.- 15 Lunch at Villa Fredenskjold.- 16 Diamonds Around Her Neck.- 17 Tea at Amalienborg.- 18 Advanced Procedures.- 19 More Pressure Is Applied.- 20 "Perhaps YOU Have".- 21 Den Lille Havfrue.- 22 Bona Fides Established.- 23 Chaos Off Camera.- 24 The Magic Mirror.- 25 A Good Bit More Is Revealed.

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NLS9781475743685
9781475743685
1475743688
Thomas Gray in Copenhagen: In Which the Philosopher Cat Meets the Ghost of Hans Christian Andersen by Philip J. Davis
New
Paperback
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
2013-03-03
192
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