The Hunting of the Snark

Product Number: EB00677744
Released: Jul 13, 2016
Business Term: 1 Year
ISBN: #9781627939560
Publisher: Start Classics
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The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in 8 Fits) is typically categorized as a nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll, the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Written from 1874 to 1876, the poem borrows the setting, some creatures, and eight portmanteau words from Carroll's earlier poem "Jabberwocky" in his children's novel Through the Looking Glass (1871). The plot follows a crew of ten trying to hunt the Snark, an animal which may turn out to be a highly dangerous Boojum; the only one of the crew to find the Snark quickly vanishes, leading the narrator to explain that it was a Boojum after all. Henry Holiday illustrated the poem, and the poem is dedicated to Gertrude Chataway, whom Carroll met as a young girl at the English seaside town Sandown in the Isle of Wight in 1875.

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Author(s): Lewis Carroll
Genre: Poetry
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 2014

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Author(s): Lewis Carroll
Genre: Classics, Poetry
Product Number EB00177312
Released: Jan 14, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: #9781935554813

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