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The hunting of the snark : an agony, in eight fits

Author: Lewis Carroll; Henry Holiday; Macmillan & Co.; R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor.
Publisher: London : Macmillan and Co., 1876
Edition/Format:   Book : Poetry : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in 8 Fits) is a nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll in 1874, when he was 42 years old. It describes "with infinite humor the impossible voyage of an improbable crew to find an inconceivable creature". The poem borrows occasionally from Carroll's short poem Jabberwocky in Through the Looking-Glass (especially the poem's creatures and portmanteau words), but it is a stand-alone  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis Carroll; Henry Holiday; Macmillan & Co.; R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor.
OCLC Number: 2035667
Notes: Frontispiece and full-page plates (printed on one side only) have protective guard sheets and are included in pagination.
Includes half-title page and table of contents.
Description: xi, 83, [1] pages : frontispiece, plates ; 19 cm
Contents: Fit The First: The Landing --
Fit The Second: The Bellman's Speech --
Fit The Third: The Baker's Tale --
Fit The Fourth: The Hunting --
Fit The Fifth: The Beaver's Lesson --
Fit The Sixth: The Barrister's Dream --
Fit The Seventh: The Banker's Fate --
Fit The Eighth: The Vanishing.
Responsibility: by Lewis Carroll ; with nine illustrations by Henry Holiday.

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The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in 8 Fits) is a nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll in 1874, when he was 42 years old. It describes "with infinite humor the impossible voyage of an improbable crew to find an inconceivable creature". The poem borrows occasionally from Carroll's short poem Jabberwocky in Through the Looking-Glass (especially the poem's creatures and portmanteau words), but it is a stand-alone work, first published in 1876 by Macmillan.

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