The Hunting Of The Snark pdf
The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in 8 Fits) is a poem written by English writer Lewis Carroll. It is typically categorized as a nonsense poem. Written from 1874 to 1876, the poem borrows the setting, some creatures, and eight portmanteau words from Carroll’s earlier poem “Jabberwocky” in his children’s novel Through the Looking-Glass (1871). As for the word “Snark”, Carroll did not give it any meaning. The word “snarking” had been used in 1866 to describe a sound.
The Hunting Of The Snark Summary
The Hunting of the Snark was published by Macmillan in the United Kingdom in late March 1876, with illustrations by Henry Holiday. It had mixed reviews from reviewers who found it strange. The first printing of The Hunting of the Snark consisted of 10,000 copies. There were two reprintings by the conclusion of the year; in total, the poem was reprinted 17 times between 1876 and 1908. Carroll often denied knowing the meaning behind the poem; however, in an 1896 reply to one letter, he agreed with one interpretation of the poem as an allegory for the search for happiness. Scholars have found various meanings in the poem, among them existential angst, an allegory for tuberculosis, and a mockery of the Tichborne case. The Hunting of the Snark has been alluded to in various works and has been adapted for musicals, opera, plays, and music.
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Name Of the Novel: The Hunting Of The Snark
Author: Lewis Carroll
Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Nonsense poetry
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers
Publication date: 29 March 1876
Text: The Hunting of the Snark at Wikisource
Book Type: pdf / ePub
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