Find The Annotated Hunting Of the Snark by Carroll, Lewis at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. Having prepared the definitive edition of The Annotated Alice (), prolific polymath Gardner has now produced the perfect companion. The Annotated Hunting of the Snark: The Definitive Edition (ISBN ) is a book by the American writer Martin Gardner. It was first published in .

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Victorian references — explaining what was then common knowledge, such as: The Annotated Hunting of the Snark. The word “snarking” had been used in to describe a sound. Be the first to add this to a list.

The Annotated Hunting of the Snark: The Definitive Edition

tthe Hidden Eschatology in the Works of Lewis Carroll”. The Hunting of the Snark has seen various adaptations into musicals, opera, theatre, plays, and music, [32] including one for trombone by Norwegian composer Arne Nordheim [41] a jazz rendition[42] and in French translation— La chasse au Snark with music by Michel Puig for five actresses, eight actors and an instrumental ensemble of five players, premiered at the Festival d’Avignon in Ah, happy he who owns that tenderest joy, The heart-love of a child!


Girt with a boyish garb for boyish task Eager she wields her spade: Gilbertthe librettist of the famous Gilbert and Sullivan team. The drawing was part of a lot consisting of an edition of the “Hunting of the Snark” and a letter dated by Dodgson to Henry Holiday.

The Annotated Hunting of the Snark

He also describes his working relationship with Carroll and explains why the Boojum illustration was rejected. In response to various letters asking for the meaning of the poem, Carroll often replied that he did not know.

They sought it with thimbles, they sought it anark care; They pursued it with forks and hope; They threatened its life with a railway-share ; They charmed it with smiles and soap. Lists What are lists? To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes.

The only one of the crew to find the Snark quickly vanishes, leading the narrator to explain that it was a Boojum after all. Goodacre Hunting the Snark on the Web The annotated Hunting of the snark: The Hunting of the Snark at Wikisource.

The Annotated Hunting Of the Snark by Carroll, Lewis

Carroll, who completed this classic poem eleven years after the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, invites readers along on a fictitious hunt to determine who – or what – the Snark actually is.


English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh. Henry Holidaythe illustrator of the poem, thought of it as a “tragedy”.

According to him, a case can be made for a direct influence of Gilbert’s Bab Ballads on The Hunting of the Snarkbased on the fact that Carroll was well-acquainted with the comic writing and the theatre of his age.

The Hunting of the Snark received largely mixed reviews from Carroll’s contemporary reviewers. Widely varying interpretations of The Hunting of the Snark have been suggested: In his poem, Lewis Carroll might have alluded to a limerick by Edward Lear. Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait Holiday and Carroll had some disagreements on the artwork. It was first published in and includes the complete text of Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark with original illustrations by Henry Holiday, many annotations, articles, and references of interest to the fans of the nonsense poem.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource. Gardner’s first edition of The Annotated Snark was published intwo years after his best-selling The Annotated Alice.

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