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The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight…

The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits (original 1876; edition 2012)

by Lewis Carroll, Oleg Lipchenko (Illustrator)

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Title:The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits
Authors:Lewis Carroll
Other authors:Oleg Lipchenko (Illustrator)
Info:Tundra Books (2012), Edition: Reprint, Hardcover, 48 pages
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The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll (1876)


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Peake's illustrations of this edition (ISBN: 0701106050) are detailed caricatures, grotesque and gothic while humorous and playful. An excellent complement to Carroll's verse. ( )
  Michael.Rimmer | Apr 6, 2014 |
An edition of Carroll's well-known poem with illustrations by the noted fantasy writer/illustrator Mervyn Peake --more humorous and generally "lighter" than some of Peake's other more grotesque drawings (e.g. his illustrations for The Quest for Sita) ( )
  antiquary | Nov 28, 2013 |
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Beautiful book captures the imagination of the young reader who appreciates darker stories. Both the story and the illustrations create a mood of surreal confusion, evil, and magic-spell mystery. ( )
  technodiabla | Jul 8, 2013 |
Thoughtful, amusing surreal illustrative version (illustrated by Mahendra Singh) of Lewis Carol's epic nonsense poem. Nice volume -a lot of fun. ( )
  arthurfrayn | Jun 14, 2013 |
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I'm a big Lewis Carroll fan and this illustrated copy of The Hunting of the Snark is absolutely wonderful. It is very well put together and very attractive piece of work.
  SaraEllen | Mar 9, 2013 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Lewis Carrollprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jansson, ToveIllustratormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Peake, MervynIllustratormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Blake, QuentinIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Geradts, EvertTranslator/Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Holiday, HenryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kuijper, JanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lipchenko, OlegIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Moser, BarryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Oxenbury, HelenIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sanesi, RobertoEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Singh, MahendraIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Steadman, RalphIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Swain, JosephIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vos, PeterIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Group with blank map seek
unknown beast: all nonsense but
it's true, it's true, it's...

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140434917, Paperback)

'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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Hunting a snark is a dangerous thing, as many people find out.

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