They roused him with muffins they roused him with ice. They roused him with mustard and cress. They roused him with jam and judicious advice. They set him conundrums to guess. When at length he sat up and was able to speak, His sad story he offered to tell; And the Bellman cried "Silence! Not even a shriek!" And excitedly tingled his bell. A phantasmagoric masterpiece of nonsensical verse by the enigmatic author of Alice In Wonderland inspired by the serendipitous line "For the Snark was a Boojum, you see", which Lewis Carroll claimed occurred to him while on a stroll one day. The adventures of a motley crew in search of an elusive prey, The Hunting Of The Snark is a fantasy that sails along on magical language, surreal images, and an undercurrent of sly humor.
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Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll, was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. From a young age, Dodgson wrote poetry and short stories, contributing heavily to the family magazine Mischmasch and later sending them to various other magazines, enjoying moderate success. Between 1854 and 1856, his work appeared in the national publications, The Comic Times and The Train, as well as smaller magazines like the Whitby Gazette and the Oxford Critic. Within the academic discipline of mathematics, Dodgson worked primarily in the fields of geometry, linear and matrix algebra, mathematical logic and recreational mathematics, producing nearly a dozen books under his real name.Review:
"Delightfully surreal...save this book for the brightest and most adventurous young word-worms on your holiday shopping list...Singh's daring illustrations will appeal to older children eager to leave the world of candy-colored cuteness behind."
"At last, the legend of the brave, if peculiar, companions who set out to bag a snark (arming themselves "with forks and with hope") gets lavish treatment from [Mahendra] Singh....These may be the fittest illustrations ever created for Carroll's distinctively Victorian nonsense concoctions."
—Laura Miller, Salon
"[C]hallenging and delightful."
—Marilyn Dahl, Shelf Awareness
"It is not children who ought to read the words of Lewis Carroll."
"Singh's black-and-white surrealistic treatment of Carroll's classic poem is perfect...takes the ideology of Carroll's nonsense to new visual levels. Far beyond a simplistic, literal depiction of the poem, each panel is thoughtfully created, filled with puzzles, jokes, and allusions."
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Descrizione libro Windward, 1980. Condizione libro: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP87577748
Descrizione libro Windward, 1980. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 1980. A good hardcover copy with clean pages and light cover wear. Dust jacket is lightly smudged and creased. OUR COPY HAS NO ISBN. Booksavers receives donated books and recycles them in a variety of ways. Proceeds benefit the work of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in the U.S. and around the world. Codice libro della libreria mon0000180599
Descrizione libro Windward, 1980. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Reprint. Sticker on cover indicates this book was purchased at Lewis Carroll's Old Sheep Shop in Oxford. Near fine dust jacket has been fitted with protective mylar cover. Previous owner's inscription on half-title page - no other writing or markings in the book. Full refund if not satisfied. Codice libro della libreria 013318
Descrizione libro Windward., 1980. Condizione libro: Good. Hard Cover. Book- VG+. DJ- Good, spine sunned. 7.5x5. 83pp. Frontis & 8 b/w plates by Henry Holiday. Codice libro della libreria 1587511
Descrizione libro Windward, GB, 1980. Hardback. Condizione libro: nrFine. Condizione sovraccoperta: nrFine DW. Facsimile Edition. Codice libro della libreria kb684.001
Descrizione libro Windward, Leicester, 1980. Cloth. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. Reprint. 1980 Reprint. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 036881