A masterpiece of nonsensical verse by the enigmatic author of Alice In Wonderland inspired by the serendipitous line "For the Snark was a Boojum, you see", which Lewis Carroll claimed occurred to him while on a stroll one day. The adventures of a motley crew in search of an elusive prey, The Hunting Of The Snark is a fantasy that sails along on magical language, surreal images, and an undercurrent of sly humor.
|Publisher:||Melville House Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.90(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
The author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll (1832–1898) is the pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Finnish author and illustrator Tove Jansson (1914–2001) is most famous for her much-loved Moomin characters, featured in one of the most successful children’s book series of all time, which has been translated into over 40 languages.
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
then you need to read this poem. Having the same flavor of nonsense that you find in the poetry included in the Alice books, this poem 'in Eight Fits' satisfies the need for a third Alice book. I'd rate this as being on a par with the Alice books, and much better than the other works of Dodgson, like 'Sylvie and Bruno'. I think you should also limit your first purchase of this book to one with the original illustrations. And, remember, the Snark WAS a Boojum.
Where the cats chew beetlenut all day.
This is snowclan territory. Be glad blazestar hasnt seen you yet. -Shamrockleaf~deputy of snowclan
I would not recomend buying this edition. It has no footnotes or illustrations. But worst of all they have left out Carroll's dedication.