Jabberwocky and Other Poems

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Carefully chosen collection contains 34 of Carroll's most appealing verses ? nonsense verse, parodies, burlesques, more ? including such unforgettable pieces as "The Walrus and the Carpenter," "The Mock Turtle's Song," and "Father William," as well as such lesser-known gems as "My Fancy," "A Sea Dirge," "Brother and Sister," "Hiawatha's Photographing," "The Mad Gardener's Song," "What Tottles Meant," "Poeta Fit, non Nascitur," "The Little Man That Had a Little Gun," and ...

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Overview

Carefully chosen collection contains 34 of Carroll's most appealing verses — nonsense verse, parodies, burlesques, more — including such unforgettable pieces as "The Walrus and the Carpenter," "The Mock Turtle's Song," and "Father William," as well as such lesser-known gems as "My Fancy," "A Sea Dirge," "Brother and Sister," "Hiawatha's Photographing," "The Mad Gardener's Song," "What Tottles Meant," "Poeta Fit, non Nascitur," "The Little Man That Had a Little Gun," and many others.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486415826
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 6/14/2001
  • Series: Dover Thrift Editions Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 409,691
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll
It's possible that if Lewis Carroll had never met Alice Liddell, he might have enjoyed a more peaceful lifetime and an obscure legacy. But his whimsical inventiveness touched everything he did, and a story he made up one afternoon for a little girl became one of literature's great classics, Alice in Wonderland.

Biography

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll, was a man of diverse interests -- in mathematics, logic, photgraphy, art, theater, religion, medicine, and science. He was happiest in the company of children for whom he created puzzles, clever games, and charming letters.

As all Carroll admirers know, his book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865), became an immediate success and has since been translated into more than eighty languages. The equally popular sequel Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, was published in 1872.

The Alice books are but one example of his wide ranging authorship. The Hunting of the Snark, a classic nonsense epic (1876) and Euclid and His Modern Rivals, a rare example of humorous work concerning mathematics, still entice and intrigue today's students. Sylvie and Bruno, published toward the end of his life contains startling ideas including an 1889 description of weightlessness.

The humor, sparkling wit and genius of this Victorian Englishman have lasted for more than a century. His books are among the most quoted works in the English language, and his influence (with that of his illustrator, Sir John Tenniel) can be seen everywhere, from the world of advertising to that of atomic physics.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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    1. Also Known As:
      Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (real name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      January 27, 1832
    2. Place of Birth:
      Daresbury, Cheshire, England
    1. Date of Death:
      January 14, 1898
    2. Place of Death:
      Guildford, Surrey, England

Table of Contents

Early Verse
  My Fairy
  Punctuality
  Melodies
  Brother and Sister
  Facts
  Rules and Regulations
  Horrors
  Misunderstandings
  As It Fell upon a Day
  Photography Extraordinary
  "Lays of Mystery, Imagination, and Humour, No. 1: The Palace of Humbug"
From Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  How Doth. . .
  The Duchess's Lullaby
  The Mouse's Tale
  Father William
  The Mad Hatter's Song
  The Mock Turtle's Song
  Alice's Recitation
  Turtle Soup
  Evidence Read at the Trial of the Knave of Hearts
From Through the Looking-Glass
  Dedication
  Jabberwocky
  The Walrus and the Carpenter
  Humpty Dumpty's Recitation
  The White Knight's Ballad
Phantasmagoria
  A Sea Dirge
  Hiawatha's Photographing
  Melancholetta
  "Poeta Fit, non Nascitur"
From College Rhymes and Notes by an Oxford Chiel
  My Fancy
  A Bachanalian Ode
Other Versus
  A Poem to Rachel Daniel
From Sylvie and Bruno
  The Mad Gardener's Song
  Peter and Paul
From Sylvie and Bruno Concluded
  Matilda Jane
  What Tottles Meant
  The Little Man That Had A Little Gun
  The Pig-Tale
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