The Cat and the Devil


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A delightful children’s story by James Joyce, genius author of Ulysses, in a gorgeously illustrated new edition.


‘Perhaps you do not know the story about the cat of Beaugency.’

This new edition of the much-loved children’s story The Cat and the Devil, by Ireland’s greatest writer will delight children and amuse Joyce enthusiasts of all ages.

James Joyce wrote this delightful story of the Devil, a cat, a bridge and a lord mayor for his grandson.

It tells the story of the cat of Beaugency, and how the Devil built a bridge across the river at the town of Beaugency. As usual, the Devil wanted a high price for his gift. But the clever mayor of the town outwitted the Devil by making use of the Devil’s fondness for cats.

It was an old French story but Joyce gave the mayor the name of the popular politician and Dublin character, Alfie Byrne.

This gorgeously illustrated new edition brings back the delightful children’s story written by Ireland’s greatest writer, author of the Modernist masterpiece Ulysses, James Joyce.