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Rhyme? And Reason? [Kindle Edition]

Lewis Carroll , Arthur B. Frost
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 177 KB
  • Print Length: 228 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004TPOT5E
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Rhyme...and Reason? Yes, Rhyme and Reason 24 Feb. 2008
It is a cause of no surprise that rhymes trip along in plenitude in Carroll's "Rhyme? And Reason?"; it is more surprising if anything to find an unrhymed narrative, and one of quite a substantial length at that, alongside the rest of them. Carroll could rhyme very well indeed, as every intelligent child is well aware. Rather fewer though have allowed that his rhymes are anymore than nonsense. If the "Alice"s cannot persuade this party otherwise, this collection should.

These nonsense verses differ very decidedly from those in the Alice books; they have not been written specifically for children. Simplistically speaking, they are devoid of the trappings of "Alice"s' fantasy and their jokes are darker and wrier. Apart from the few "serious poems" (which Carroll would have included in the posthumous collection "Three Sunsets"), these poems are as ridiculous as nonsense verse should be; only the satirical punches are much more blatant than the "Alice" poems'. I personally found this collection a joy. There is more of that sentimentality one catches only glimpses of in "Alice". Regarding parodies, Carroll's own notion of the genre he is so celebrated for can be gleaned from this volume. All in all the diversity of material is sufficient to claim Carroll his woefully lacking recognition as a poet. Certainly without the vibrant imagination of Wonderland and the Looking-Glass world the backbone abtractness underlying Carroll's works surfaces - no, falls upon the reader, now helpless to hide from the mental challenge behind any shelter of whimsy and fancy. Yet this is precisely why they may be more appealing to others. Enough speculations have been about "Snark", but what is one to think of the decidedly abstract "Three Voices".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 4 Jan. 2015
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This is a joy to read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars bookj 13 Jun. 2013
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This book is great for the price I paid, and we are enjoying to reading of it off of the Kendel
5.0 out of 5 stars I liked it 25 Mar. 2015
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Good book
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