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Jabberwocky and Other Nonsense: Collected Poems (Penguin Classics)
 
 

Jabberwocky and Other Nonsense: Collected Poems (Penguin Classics) [Kindle Edition]

Lewis Carroll
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Opening at random Gillian Beer's new edition of Lewis Carroll's poems, Jabberwocky and Other Nonsense, guarantees a pleasurable experience - not all of it nonsensical (Michael Caines Times Literary Supplement)

This is an elegant volume, likely to delight enthusiasts, while introducing Lewis Carroll's poetry to a younger readership. The poems are set out chronologically following a generous, thoughtful introduction from the esteemed Cambridge critic Gillian Beer... Beer has done an admirable job, and this edition will appeal to readers of all ages (Alexandra Lawrie Times Literary Supplement)

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The first collected and annotated edition of Carroll's brilliant, witty poems, edited by Gillian Beer.



'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves / Did gyre and gimble in the wabe...' wrote Lewis Carroll in his wonderfully playful poem of nonsense verse, 'Jabberwocky'. This new edition collects together the marvellous range of Carroll's poetry, including nonsense verse, parodies, burlesques, and more. Alongside the title piece are such enduringly wonderful pieces as 'The Walrus and the Carpenter', 'The Mock Turtle's Song', 'Father William' and many more.



This edition also includes notes, a chronology and an introduction by Gillian Beer that discusses Carroll's love of puzzles and wordplay and the relationship of his poetry with the Alice books



'Opening at random Gillian Beer's new edition of Lewis Carroll's poems, Jabberwocky and Other Nonsense, guarantees a pleasurable experience - not all of it nonsensical' - Times Literary Supplement



Lewis Carroll was the pen-name of the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Born in 1832, he was educated at Rugby School and Christ Church, Oxford, where he was appointed lecturer in mathematics in 1855, and where he spent the rest of his life. In 1861 he took deacon's orders, but shyness and a stammer prevented him from seeking the priesthood. His most famous works, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass (1872), were originally written for Alice Liddell, the daughter of the Dean of his college. Charles Dodgson died of bronchitis in 1898.



Gillian Beer is King Edward VII Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Cambridge and past President of Clare Hall College. She is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Society of Literature. Among her works are Darwin's Plots (1983; third edition, 2009), George Eliot (1986), Arguing with the Past: Essays in Narrative from Woolf to Sidney (1989), Open Fields: Science in Cultural Encounter (1996) and Virginia Woolf: The Common Ground (1996).


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 906 KB
  • Print Length: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; Reprint edition (6 Sep 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008YWVUDW
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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Lewis Carroll was born on 27 January 1832. He studied at Christ Church, Oxford and went on to become a mathematics lecturer there from 1855 to 1881. Lewis Carroll's most famous works are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (published in 1865) and the sequel Alice Through the Looking-Glass, which contains the classic nonsense poem The Jabberwocky (published in 1872).

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Collection 14 Nov 2012
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The whole series of the Penguin Clothbound Classics is lovely. I'm not a huge fan of poetry, however, this is a lovely collection. It's evocative of poems and rhymes that were read to me when I was a child.

I get annoyed when I see reviews of this book that state that the poems are out-dated, not funny and so on. Why on earth would someone buy something like this if they didn't know what they were purchasing? Enough said about such ignorant comments, for anyone who actually knows who Lewis Carroll is and what kind of poetry to expect - this is a treat.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 22 Sep 2013
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Came quickly, undamaged and such a great price and design. Its even better than the one it replaced. Would definitely recommend it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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This charming collection of Carroll's poetry contains one of his most famous works, the one which gives the collection its title, as well as many poems that first appeared in Alice in Wonderland.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful 14 Aug 2013
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Love, love, love these clothbound books. The earlier ones like this have some of the best patterns. Hope they keep releasing more!
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