The Cat's-Eye Setting

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There are two principal settings in "The Cat's-Eye," each interlocking with the other. Most of the action takes place within Mrs. Hayword's old, large house. It is a fairly standard horror story house with many large rooms and many cubbyholes and dark places—especially mysterious closets. One of the closets seem right out of C. S. Lewis's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (please see separate entry), in which children walk deep into a closet full of coats and emerge into a land covered with snow, In "The Cat's-Eye," the closet is more ominous and complex than that in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; as Jessica and Kirsten traverse it, the floor changes in texture, and the clothing becomes progressively more old-fashioned, through World War I, past the Civil War, and into eighteenth-century America. The second setting, a woodland, emerges out of the back of...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
The Cat's-Eye from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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