BK - The Annotated Hunting of the Snark: The Definitive Edition
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"It's a Snark!"... for whatever else can it be? Published on April Fools' Day in 1876, Lewis Carroll'sThe Hunting of the Snark remains one of the most amusing and bizarre works of modern verse, for adults as much as for young readers. It is "Jabberwocky" writ large, notes Adam Gopnik in his introduction—a "nonsense" poem expanded to epic length, in eight "fits," as Carroll calls his stanzas. Published 11 years after Alice in Wonderland, it invites readers along on a fictitious hunt to determine who—or what—the Snark actually is.
In this beautiful two-color volume Martin Gardner uncovers some of the most confounding literary, linguistic, and mathematical references embedded in any of Carroll's works, while Henry Holiday's distinctive illustrations capture the frabjous spirit of the poem, and include a suppressed drawing of the infamous Boojum.