The Hunting of the Snark; An Agony in Eight Fits

Paperback | October 14, 2010

byLewis Carroll

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This is an OCR edition without illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from You can also preview excerpts from the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Original Published by: Macmillan in 1914 in 136 pages; Subjects: Nonsense verses, English; English poetry; Drama / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh; Juvenile Nonfiction / Poetry / General; Juvenile Fiction / Sports & Recreation / Miscellaneous; Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh; Poetry / General; Poetry / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh; Sports & Recreation / Hunting;

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.07 inPublished:October 14, 2010Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217117570

ISBN - 13:9780217117579

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth the purchase This Surrealist, GN version of Lewis Carroll's Snark is quite complicated, actually, with lots of picture puzzles and references to various famous artworks (illustrated by Mahendra Singh). However, the complicated part should not put you off. Carroll's verses are a lot of fun, just perfect for kids or adults who enjoy poetry and jokes! The "nonsense" is delightfully presented even though at times I found it a little deep and broody. This is not a book for kids or parents who are looking for something along the lines of the famous 1951 Disney animated Alice in Wonderland. Perhaps it's a bit closer to Tim Burton's vision of Carroll's nonsense, a bit dark and complicated. Perfect for art students and kids thinking about a career in the arts as it's a well-conceived survey of Surrealism and more. En fin, I would say it's about us adults indulging in our dumbness and as parents or teachers enjoying the quality time reading to the kids.
Date published: 2010-12-17