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First UK The ivory cloth is somewhat toned and darkened, especially along the spine which is also lightly frayed at the top and bottom of the spine ends. The corners are lightly bumped. The hinges are firm but delicately separating. The front hinge is separated 3" from the bottom; the rear hinge 2" from the top. With all 9 charming illustrations by Henry Holiday. The frontispiece is protected by a tissue guard. The black endpapers are clean and shiny. With one page of ads of "Works by Lewis Carroll" at the end of the book.

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All edges are gilded. Generally very clean throughout with the former owner's simply designed bookplate and name and date in ink. Overall, a handsome copy with 19th century patina of this charming nonsense poem.

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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. The Hunting of the Snark is another masterpiece of nonsensical verse from the inimitable mind of the author of Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass and Jabberwocky. Lewis Carroll was a master of the art of writing of nonsense that was not really nonsense, as exemplified in The Hunting of the Snark.

On one level this story, about the hunt for a mythical creature by a ship's crew made up of assorted strange characters, makes absolutely no sense at all.

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However, on deeper consideration, the story is perfectly comprehensible. In fact, there are scholars who believe that yet deeper meanings are concealed within the work, and that the poem was actually written in cypher.

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The individual reader will have to decide for himself, and will undoubtedly enjoy the experience. Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase. Astounding "graphic novel" version of the long, crazy, beautiful satire of an epic poem by Lewis Carroll, who wrote Aline and Through the Looking Glass. This is a book I read often after visiting my medication dispensary. One person found this helpful. Lewis Carroll is awesome! The Hunting of The Snark, like Jabberwocky, is an artfully random parody of the overly dramatic ballads the Victorian world was so fond of.

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I have always loved Lewis Carroll's nonsense, both the prose and the poetry and The Hunting of the Snark is one of the best long nonsense poems there is. This edition is excellently illustrated by Mahendra Singh with pen and ink drawings of the important parts of the story. There is a drawing for most verses that interprets the ideas of the verse, or verses, that it accompanies.

The only problem with this excellent edition is with the lack of page breaks in the main text. This results in some of the smaller pictures appearing on different pages to their associated texts, it would be better if they were on the same page.


Apart from this one minor imperfection this is an excellent edition. Every seriously deranged person still at liberty because of laxity in the law must order this book. Then there will be three Nutsos--the author, the artist, and you.

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase. No drawings except on the front cover. They should pay you to buy it. Historically significant literature but funner than heck. Yes, I meant to say "funner" instead of " funnier" cuz it's funner. See all 92 reviews. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Get fast, free delivery with Amazon Prime. Back to top. Get to Know Us.