Jabberwocky And Other Nonsense: Collected Poems

Paperback | July 29, 2014

byLewis CarrollIntroduction byGillian BeerEditorGillian Beer

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The collected poems of the author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

One of the best-known lines in literature—“Twas brillig, and the slithy toves / Did gyre and gimble in the wabe”—comes from Lewis Carroll’s poetry, which he wrote throughout his life to amuse himself and to give pleasure to his friends and family. This marvelous collection celebrates the full range of his verse—his nonsense, parodies, burlesques, and more—and includes such enduringly wonderful pieces as “The Walrus and the Carpenter,” “The Mock Turtle’s Song,” and “Father William” alongside the brilliantly playful “Jabberwocky.”

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The collected poems of the author of Alice’s Adventures in WonderlandOne of the best-known lines in literature—“Twas brillig, and the slithy toves / Did gyre and gimble in the wabe”—comes from Lewis Carroll’s poetry, which he wrote throughout his life to amuse himself and to give pleasure to his friends and family. This marvelous c...

LEWIS CARROLL (1832-1898) was the pen-name of the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Born in 1832, he was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, where he was appointed lecturer in mathematics in 1855, and where he spent the rest of his life. In 1861 he took deacon's orders, but shyness and a stammer prevented him from seeking the pries...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.79 inPublished:July 29, 2014Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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“Made me nearly fall off a chair laughing…Gillian Beer’s lovingly, meticulously edited collection – the first ever – of Lewis Carroll’s ‘uproariously dissident’ verse, leaves me seriously happy every time I open it.” —Ali Smith, Times Literary Supplement Books of the Year  “Opening at random Gillian Beer's new edition of Lewis Carroll's poems, Jabberwocky and Other Nonsense, guarantees a pleasurable experience - not all of it nonsensical—Michael Caines, Times Literary Supplement This is an elegant volume, likely to delight enthusiasts, while introducing Lewis Carroll's poetry to a younger readership. The poems are set out chronologically following a generous, thoughtful introduction from the esteemed Cambridge critic Gillian Beer... Beer has done an admirable job, and this edition will appeal to readers of all ages —Alexandra Lawrie, Times Literary Supplement