Phantasmagoria and Other Poems

Phantasmagoria and Other Poems

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by Lewis Carroll
     
 

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"Phantasmagoria" is a poem written by Lewis Carroll and first published in 1869 as the opening poem of a collection of verse by Carroll entitled Phantasmagoria and Other Poems. It is Lewis Carroll's longest poem.

"Phantasmagoria" is a narrative discussion written in seven cantos between a ghost (a Phantom) and a man named Tibbets. Carroll portrays the ghost…  See more details below

Overview

"Phantasmagoria" is a poem written by Lewis Carroll and first published in 1869 as the opening poem of a collection of verse by Carroll entitled Phantasmagoria and Other Poems. It is Lewis Carroll's longest poem.

"Phantasmagoria" is a narrative discussion written in seven cantos between a ghost (a Phantom) and a man named Tibbets. Carroll portrays the ghost as not so different from human beings: although ghosts may jibber and jangle their chains, they, like us, simply have a job to do and that job is to haunt. Just as in our society, in ghost society there is a hierarchy, and ghosts are answerable to the King (who must be addressed as “Your Royal Whiteness”) if they disregard the "Maxims of Behaviour”.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014715928
Publisher:
Philtre Libre
Publication date:
06/15/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
39 KB

Meet the Author

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by the pseudonym Lewis Carroll, was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, as well as the poems "The Hunting of the Snark" and "Jabberwocky", all examples of the genre of literary nonsense.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
January 27, 1832
Date of Death:
January 14, 1898
Place of Birth:
Daresbury, Cheshire, England
Place of Death:
Guildford, Surrey, England
Education:
Richmond School, Christ Church College, Oxford University, B.A., 1854; M.A., 1857
Website:
http://www.lewis-carroll-birthplace.org.uk/

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Anonymous 6 months ago
Lewis Carroll was one of the greatest writers the world has ever seen, and just because you're too world-absorbed and narrow-minded to understand poetry you don't have to insult him! Never read it, I admit, but I have a bright, vivid imagination and a theoretical mind to boot! If I were to read it, which I can't at the moment, being broke, I would probably love it! YOU are the stupid people! And in any case, LEWIS CARROLL ISN'T SUPPOSED MAKE SENSE!!! ITS ABOUT IMAGINATION!!!!!!!!!! Authoress
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The worst book in the world
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Terrible
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Stupid book
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