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  • Audio CD: 1 pages
  • Publisher: Saland Publishing (1 Jan 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906392420
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906392420
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 12.4 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,421,147 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 constitutional stammer prevented him from seeking the priesthood. He never married, but was very fond of children and spent much time with them. 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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By GK on 27 Feb 2010
Format: Paperback
Of course Lewis Carroll's, Henry Holiday's and Joseph Swain's "The Hunting of the Snark" deserves five stars. But without the "Easter Greeting" one star goes. Lewis Carroll made quite some effort to insert that greeting into the already printed 1st edition of the book:

EASTER GREETING

DEAR CHILD,

Please to fancy, if you can, that you are reading a real letter, from a real friend whom you have seen, and whose voice you can seem to yourself to hear wishing you, as I do now with all my heart, a happy Easter.

Do you know that delicious dreamy feeling when one first wakes on a summer morning, with the twitter of birds in the air, and the fresh breeze coming in at the open window--when, lying lazily with eyes half shut, one sees as in a dream green boughs waving, or waters rippling in a golden light? It is a pleasure very near to sadness, bringing tears to one's eyes like a beautiful picture or poem. And is not that a Mother's gentle hand that undraws your curtains, and a Mother's sweet voice that summons you to rise? To rise and forget, in the bright sunlight, the ugly dreams that frightened you so when all was dark--to rise and enjoy another happy day, first kneeling to thank that unseen Friend, who sends you the beautiful sun?

Are these strange words from a writer of such tales as "Alice"? And is this a strange letter to find in a book of nonsense? It may be so. Some perhaps may blame me for thus mixing together things grave and gay; others may smile and think it odd that any one should speak of solemn things at all, except in church and on a Sunday: but I think--nay, I am sure--that some children will read this gently and lovingly, and in the spirit in which I have written it.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Rosie-the-philosopher on 8 Aug 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
Avoid this free Kindle edition (ASIN B004TQJKEI) especially if you don't know the poem - every so often there's an extra line in a verse that doesn't rhyme or scan and it took me ages to figure out that they must be the captions for the illustrations which aren't actually there (despite an illustrator being credited).

Find a better edition as it's a great narrative poem.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. Dowden HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 17 May 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I must admit that I can't ever remember reading this before, but after watching 'Lewis' last night I thought I would see if there was a free copy on this site. There is another copy also in the kindle popular classics store, but I could only find one review for the kindle version, all the others being cross posted from tree book versions. That review indicated that there were problems with the text, so I decided to download this version instead.

As far as I am aware all of it is here with no problems as such, but of course as I am not familiar with this particular poem, others may pick up on mistakes, etc. I know that there are all sorts of theories and ideas surrounding this poem, including even if it was written for children, but I think that Lewis Carroll himself would have said that if you see something it it, then good, if you don't, then that's just as good as well.

Whether there is some sort of puzzle or other hidden meaning in this, then let people believe it is so, personally I see here a very funny nonsense poem that had me laughing out loud. After all, what is this about?, but a very unusual crew looking for something that they don't really know what it looks like. Improbable, impossible, and highly unlikely, this is a great poem to read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. J. Brooks on 27 Sep 2003
Format: Hardcover
The hunting of the Snark is a wonderful book, and with childrens poetry its right up there with Dr Suess. If i revealed the plot to you i would never forgive myself, but i am sure, if you, like me, love rhymes from the imagination, then Carroll is one of theose people who can never fail to please. To compare it to Alice's adventures in Wonderland would be unfair, as the dreamlike quality of the Alice books is missing, but not without good reason. Carroll makes you laugh, and he makes you cry, and, in the tradition of the best, this book can also offer soem moments of extreme tenderness. I strongly reccomend that if you like this book, you also take a look at Tim Burton's collection of poems entitled The Melancholy Death Of Oyster Boy. Dont eb put off by the gloomy title, its another masterpiece. I dont want to try to defend The Huntign Of The Snark, because it is a book that needs no defence. It is magnificent. The only advice i would give you is too try to get the copy with the illustrations done by the fabulous king of the gothis literature, Mervyn Peake, as with Carrols writing next to Peakes drawings, this book takes you to another world. And its much better than this one!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 28 Oct 1999
Format: Paperback
One would have thought that it would be impossible for Carroll to rival the beauty and dream-like quality of "Alice in wonderland", yet this poem is much better than the much-acclaimed novel. It propels us into a magical and wonderful world, where we travel, guided by the bell-man, going nowhere in particular, just hunting for the snark. The poem contains good insights into human nature, as for example the final friendship of the two ennemies under a common danger. The style is as usual exquisitely beautiful, full of inner music.
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