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THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK An Agony in Eight Fits

Lewis Carroll

Editorial: Macmillan & Co Ltd, London, 1876
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK An Agony in Eight Fits. Lewis Carroll. Illustrated by Henry Holiday. Macmillan & Co, London. 1876 Reprint (Eleventh Thousand) 84pp plus 1pp Adverts. Illustrated Hardback. This copy is in remarkably well preserved condition bound in grey linen covered boards with black titling and illustrations front and rear by the artist. Bright gilt page edges all round, black end papers. Some 'pushing' to the head and foot of the spine but otherwise sound. There is a small inked name or a previous owner to the half title and a neat inscription to the obverse of the half title. All plates are collated and the frontis has an uncreased tissue guard. The text block is bright, tight, white and square. There is a page of adverts for other works by Lewis Carroll to the rear. The error on page 83 has 'baker' in place of 'butcher.' Reprint ( Eleventh Thousand) in first edition state. In 1876 Lewis Carroll published by far his longest poem – a fantastical epic tale recounting the adventures of a bizarre troupe of nine tradesmen and a beaver. Although best known as the author of 'Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland' (1865) and 'Through the Looking-Glass' (1871), Lewis Carroll – the pen-name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a mathematical lecturer at Christ Church, Oxford – was also an avid reader and writer of poetry. He greatly enjoyed the poems of Victorian writers such as Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and Christina Rossetti. His own poems were varied – some just humorous nonsense, some filled with hidden meanings, and some serious poems about love and life. Probably his best known is called "Jabberwocky," with its opening line of "’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves ", and its many invented words, some that have now entered the English language, such as "chortle" and "galumph". Such nonsense verse is as popular now as it was when first published. One particular poem stands out from all the others that Carroll wrote. It has inspired parodies, continuations, musical adaptations, and a wide variety of interpretations. It is an epic nonsense poem written at a time when Carroll was struggling with his religious beliefs following the serious illness of his cousin and godson. Although the poem concerns death and danger, it is filled with humour and whimsical ideas. Strangely, it was written backwards. After a night nursing his cousin, Carroll went for a long walk over the hills near Guildford, and a solitary line of verse came into his head "For the Snark was a Boojum, you see!" The rest of the stanza, the last in the poem, came to him a few days later. Ref CC3 Size: 84pp. N° de ref. de la librería 009659

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Título: THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK An Agony in Eight ...

Editorial: Macmillan & Co Ltd, London

Año de publicación: 1876

Encuadernación: Hardback

Ilustrador: Henry Holiday

Condición del libro:Fine

Edición: Reprint.

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