Sylvie and Bruno [NOOK Book]

Overview

Carroll's last major work: bizarre adventures of two young children, combining Carrollian nonsense, linguistic play and philosophical reflection. 46 illustrations by Harry Furniss.

Two little children meet adventure in such places as Dogland, Outland, and Elfland.

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Sylvie and Bruno

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Overview

Carroll's last major work: bizarre adventures of two young children, combining Carrollian nonsense, linguistic play and philosophical reflection. 46 illustrations by Harry Furniss.

Two little children meet adventure in such places as Dogland, Outland, and Elfland.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000769898
  • Publisher: B&R Samizdat Express
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 432,908
  • File size: 523 KB

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Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll (1832–98) was the pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking Glass, are rich repositories of his sparkling gifts for wordplay, logic, and fantasy.

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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2004

    Possibly the best of C. L. Dodgson's writings

    Better known by his psuedonym, Lewis Carroll, Charles Dodgson wrote a great many things largely overlooked by the public. This was one of them, along with other things (written under his real name) like his books on mathematics and Euclid. Sylvie and Bruno and Sylvie and Bruno Concluded are two fantastic stories combining the usual Carroll nonsense with honest-to-goodness drama and even some reflective philosophical and theological ramblings. The two books absolutely destroy the Alice stories as art, but are probably not quite as well suited for children's reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2001

    Greatly Underrated Work___ His Best ?

    Maybe Carroll's finest work... It is still directly like his Alice Stories... very strange book .. kind of post-modern but even before modernism.. i wonder if James Joyce ever read this... it somehow reminds Me of his And Pynchon's books... A Good story about two childrens adventures in separate and strange worlds .. does lose us in parts that are so open to interpretation that it could unfortunately Never Be As widely read as his famous work... being that some of what he is writing about has been lost with time.. but it is a must for any fan of great undiscovered work !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2001

    Not Quite 'Alice in Wonderland'

    This work falls quite short of Carroll's other works. I would only recommend this to real die-hard Carroll fans who want to read the entire canon. Read 'The Hunting of the Snark' and 'Phantasmagoria' (and, of course, the Alice books) before you bother with this one.

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