The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits (Penguin Classics)

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'They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care; They pursued it with forks and hope; They threatened its life with a railway share; They charmed it with smiles and soap' Ever since Lewis Carroll's nonsense epic appeared in 1876 readers have joined his ten-man Snark-hunting crew and pursued the search with great enthusiasm. What are they hunting for? What is the Snark? Numerous theories have been proposed. Carroll himself provides a helpful Preface to the poem and is recorded as having explained to one reader: 'In answer to your question, 'What did you mean the Snark was?' will you tell your friend that I meant that the Snark was a Boojum. I trust that she and you will now feel quite satisfied and happy.' This edition, previously published as The Annotated Snark, reproduces the original illustrations by Henry Holiday, including the 'supressed' Boojum drawing. Martin Gardner provides an introduction, notes and bibliography, and an Appendix contains F. C. S. Schiller's 'Commentary on the Snark' and J. A. Lyndon's 'Fit the Seven-and-a-Halfth'.

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Review:

Praise for ALICE IN WONDERLAND, also illustrated by Oleg Lipchenko:
."..remarkable and innovative."
- "School Library Journal"

."..Oleg Lipchenko's style seems perfectly suited to Carroll's thoroughly Victoria brand of literary psychedelia ... kids will get sucked in by the visuals alone. Best of all, his images provide enough fodder to inspire a hundred alternate stories."
--"Quill & Quire"

."..Past editions of this nonsense classic have been illustrated with woodcut prints, pen-and-ink drawings, and in a graphic-novel format, and now with Lipchenko's detailed drawings. His art creates a dream landscape that mirrors the elusive text and sustains one's sense of an impending snark attack. This is a "gift book and a collector's edition," but with the push to read more rigorous texts, teachers might appreciate finding the elusive snark in the library."
"--School Library Journal
"
"Lewis Carroll's epic nonsense poem is presented in all of its unabridged, bewildering glory.... Oleg Lipchenko's outstanding charcoal illustrations interpret the verse for a new generation. The pages are luxuriously detailed, and there's lots to pore over.... The sepia tones in the illustrations evoke a dark, brooding atmosphere ... children and the adults in their lives will all enjoy the marvelously odd characters and every curious word."
"--Highly Recommended, CM Magazine
"

..".Oleg Lipchenko's style seems perfectly suited to Carroll's thoroughly Victoria brand of literary psychedelia ... kids will get sucked in by the visuals alone. Best of all, his images provide enough fodder to inspire a hundred alternate stories."
--"Quill & Quire"
..".Past editions of this nonsense classic have been illustrated with woodcut prints, pen-and-ink drawings, and in a graphic-novel format, and now with Lipchenko's detailed drawings. His art creates a dream landscape that mirrors the elusive text and sustains one's sense of an impending snark attack. This is a "gift book and a collector's edition," but with the push to read more rigorous texts, teachers might appreciate finding the elusive snark in the library."
"--School Library Journal
"
"Lewis Carroll's epic nonsense poem is presented in all of its unabridged, bewildering glory.... Oleg Lipchenko's outstanding charcoal illustrations interpret the verse for a new generation. The pages are luxuriously detailed, and there's lots to pore over.... The sepia tones in the illustrations evoke a dark, brooding atmosphere ... children and the adults in their lives will all enjoy the marvelously odd characters and every curious word."
"--Highly Recommended, CM Magazine
"

Oleg Lipchenko s style seems perfectly suited to Carroll s thoroughly Victoria brand of literary psychedelia kids will get sucked in by the visuals alone. Best of all, his images provide enough fodder to inspire a hundred alternate stories.
"Quill & Quire"
Past editions of this nonsense classic have been illustrated with woodcut prints, pen-and-ink drawings, and in a graphic-novel format, and now with Lipchenko s detailed drawings. His art creates a dream landscape that mirrors the elusive text and sustains one s sense of an impending snark attack. This is a gift book and a collector s edition, but with the push to read more rigorous texts, teachers might appreciate finding the elusive snark in the library.
" School Library Journal
"
Lewis Carroll's epic nonsense poem is presented in all of its unabridged, bewildering glory . Oleg Lipchenko's outstanding charcoal illustrations interpret the verse for a new generation. The pages are luxuriously detailed, and there's lots to pore over . The sepia tones in the illustrations evoke a dark, brooding atmosphere children and the adults in their lives will all enjoy the marvelously odd characters and every curious word.
" Highly Recommended, CM Magazine
""

About the Author:

Lewis Carroll was the pen-name of the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Born in 1832, he was educated at Rugby School and 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 constitutional stammer prevented him from seeking the priesthood. He never married, but was very fond of children and spent much time with them. His most famous works, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass (1872), were originally written for Alice Liddell, the daughter of the dean of his college. Charles Dodgson died of bronchitis in 1898.

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