The Annotated Hunting of the Snark

The Annotated Hunting of the Snark

The Full Text of Lewis Carroll's Great Nonsense Epic The Hunting of the Snark

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WW Norton
"It's a Snark!"…for whatever else can it be?" Published on April Fools' Day in 1876, Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark remains one of the most amusing and bizarre works of modern verse. Carroll, who completed this classic poem eleven years after the publication of Alice in Wonderland, invites readers along on a fictitious hunt to determine who—or what—the Snark actually is. More than 130 years later, the indomitable Martin Gardner returns to the Snark with a trove of new annotations and illustrations, uncovering some of the most confounding literary, linguistic, and mathematical references embedded in any of Lewis Carroll's many works. Included in this gorgeous, two-color volume is an introduction by Adam Gopnik, as well as Henry Holiday's distinctive, original illustrations, a substantial bibliography, and a suppressed drawing of the infamous Boojum. With a host of other Snark resources, this is the most ambitious work on Lewis Carroll's masterpiece in many decades.

Baker & Taylor
The entertaining epic about ten men who join a strange expedition in pursuit of an elusive and remarkable animal known as the Snark is accompanied by distinctive, original illustrations, a detailed bibliography, and informative annotations that provide a close-up look at the text and the many literary, linguistic, and mathematical references embedded in th text.

Norton Pub
The definitive guide to one of the most baffling epics of nineteenth-century literature—a companion to The Annotated Alice.
"It's a Snark!"…for whatever else can it be?" Published on April Fools' Day in 1876, Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark remains one of the most amusing and bizarre works of modern verse. Carroll, who completed this classic poem eleven years after the publication of Alice in Wonderland, invites readers along on a fictitious hunt to determine who—or what—the Snark actually is. More than 130 years later, the indomitable Martin Gardner returns to the Snark with a trove of new annotations and illustrations, uncovering some of the most confounding literary, linguistic, and mathematical references embedded in any of Lewis Carroll's many works. Included in this gorgeous, two-color volume is an introduction by Adam Gopnik, as well as Henry Holiday's distinctive, original illustrations, a substantial bibliography, and a suppressed drawing of the infamous Boojum. With a host of other Snark resources, this is the most ambitious work on Lewis Carroll's masterpiece in many decades.

Book News
Lewis Carroll's poem The Hunting of the Snark, published in 1876, is provided here with annotations by Gardner. The original illustrations are included, and the annotations--which explain historical context, use of words, and other's interpretations of the text--are situated in footnotes in red print beneath the text. Gardner also discusses the theories about the meaning of the nonsense poem and supplies commentary, sequels, and interpretations by F.C.S. Schiller, James Albert Lindon, and Henry Holiday. A listing of editions and anthologies that include the poem is appended. This edition contains a new preface, and a new introduction by Adam Gopnik. Gardner is the author of many books, including several annotated literary works such as The Annotated Alice. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
Published on April Fool's Day, 1876, Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark remains one of the most amusing and bizarre works of modern verse. Carroll, who completed this classic poem eleven years after the publication of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, invites readers along on a fictitious hunt to determine who - or what - the Snark actually is.
Now, over 130 years later, Martin Gardner, the extraordinary "philosophical scrivener," returns to the Snark with a trove of new annotations and illustrations, offering readers fresh insights into Carroll's existential play of fancy and philosophy.
Henry Holiday's original drawings enhance the work, as does a new introduction by Adam Gopnik that communicates the relevance this strange and in many ways ominous poem holds for a new generation of readers.

Baker
& Taylor

The epic about ten men who join a strange expedition in pursuit of an elusive and remarkable animal known as the Snark is accompanied by original illustrations, a detailed bibliography, and annotations that provide a close-up look at the text.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., [2006]
Edition: Definitive edition
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780393062427
0393062422
Branch Call Number: 821x CARRO ANNOT
Characteristics: xli, 152 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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