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Master of gibberish Lewis Carroll brings his inventive style of writing to life once more in the collection «Jabberwocky and Other Poems.» Though most famous for his creation of Wonderland and Alice's fall into the uncanny world of the nonsensical, Carroll used his wordsmithing ability to form inventive rhymes and lexicons in this collection. Words like «bandersnatch,» «chortled,» «tulgey,» and even «Jabberwocky» are inventions of Carroll's mind. Many critics have searched for meanings in the poem, but it is believed that Carroll used the nonsensical as a satire of high-poetry; he believed that too many writers took themselves seriously, so he wrote «Jabberwocky» as a way to confuse writers and critics alike. Also compiled in «Jabberwocky and Other Poems» are verses from his novels «Alice's Adventures in Wonderland» and «Through the Looking Glass.» In both stories, Alice found strange verses laying around Wonderland; this text brings them all together comprehensively for the reader's pleasure. Audiences have fallen in love with Carroll's unorthodox writing style, although there is little to say in terms of the poems' plots. Yet the colorful and amusing nature of Carroll's works draws readers into the author and mathematician's mind, which is a stimulating and vibrant place to be. «Jabberwocky and Other Poems» is enjoyed by readers of all ages, allowing the works to be relished by the entire family.

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Lewis Carroll’s inventive style of poetry is brought to life in this collection of his verse “Jabberwocky and Other Poems.” As most famously illustrated in “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, Carroll used his mastery of gibberish to form inventive rhymes and lexicons. Many critics have searched for meanings in his poems, but it is believed that Carroll used the nonsensical as a satire of high-poetry. Believing that many writers took themselves too seriously, he wrote “Jabberwocky”, for instance, as a way to confuse writers and critics alike. Audiences have fallen in love with Carroll’s unorthodox writing style, although there is little to say in terms of the poems’ plots, the colorful and amusing nature of Carroll’s writing draws readers into the author’s stimulating and vibrant mind. Along with selections from his volumes of poetry this collection includes verses from “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass” and a biographical afterword.

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During a boat trip up the Isis River with Reverend Robinson Duckworth and the three young daughters of Henry Liddell, one of whom is named Alice, Lewis Carroll, the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, invents a story about a bored little girl named Alice who goes looking for an adventure. Several years later this tale would be forever immortalized as “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” The story begins with Alice idly passing away the time next to a river when she sees a White Rabbit in a waistcoat with a pocket watch pass by. She follows the rabbit down the rabbit hole and ends up in the fantasy world of Wonderland. “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” is filled with a plethora of interesting and fantastical creatures. Along with the persistently tardy White Rabbit, Alice encounters a blue Caterpillar smoking a hookah, the mischievously grinning Cheshire Cat, a Mad Hatter, a March Hare, and a sleepy little Dormouse, whom she attends a tea party with, the King and Queen of Hearts, along with many other curious characters. Beloved my millions of children and adults ever since its first publication, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” is a classic tale of fantasy that has been cherished by readers ever since its first publication and will surely delight for many years to come. This edition is illustrated by Arthur Rackham and includes a biographical afterword.

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One of the English language's most popular and frequently quoted books, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was the creation of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832–1898), a distinguished scholar and mathematician who wrote under the pseudonym of Lewis Carroll. Intended for young readers but enjoyed equally by adults, the fantastic tale transformed children's literature, liberating it from didactic constraints.The story is deeply but gently satiric, enlivened with an imaginative plot and brilliant use of nonsense. As Alice explores a bizarre underground world, she encounters a cast of strange characters and fanciful beasts: the White Rabbit, March Hare, and Mad Hatter; the sleepy Dormouse and grinning Cheshire Cat; the Mock Turtle, the dreadful Queen of Hearts, and a host of other extraordinary personalities. This edition features Sir John Tenniel's complete original illustrations, bringing to life a beloved classic that has delighted readers and listeners since its first publication in 1865.

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Generations of children have fallen down the rabbit hole with the little girl in the pinafore, to return again and again to Wonderland. Translated into more than one hundred languages, this captivating fantasy has enchanted readers of all ages around the world. This new edition of Alice's adventures offers a fresh look at the time-honored tale, featuring an abundance of exuberant illustrations in the elegant style of Art Nouveau.Willy Pogány, a prolific Hungarian-born artist best known for his illustrations of classic myths and legends, created these striking drawings in 1929. Pogány's intricate black-and-white images retain the story's playful spirit while injecting a zesty modern air to depictions of the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter, and other fantastical characters. This restoration of Pogány's long out-of-print illustrations offers a fine introduction to a classic tale, as well as splendid addition to the collections of those already acquainted with Alice's adventures.

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This 1872 sequel to Lewis Carroll's beloved Alice's Adventures in Wonderland finds the inquisitive heroine in a fantastic land where everything is reversed. Looking-glass land, a topsy-turvy world lurking just behind the mirror over Alice's mantel, is a fantastic realm of live chessmen, madcap kings and queens, strange mythological creatures, talking flowers and puddings, and rude insects.Brooks and hedges divide the lush greenery of looking-glass land into a chessboard, where Alice becomes a pawn in a bizarre game of chess involving Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Lion and the Unicorn, the White Knight, and other nursery-rhyme figures. Promised a crown when she reaches the eighth square, Alice perseveres through a surreal landscape of amusing characters that pelt her with riddles and humorous semantic quibbles and regale her with memorable poetry, including the oft-quoted «Jabberwocky.»This handsome, inexpensive edition, featuring the original John Tenniel illustrations, makes available to today's readers a classic of juvenile literature long cherished for its humor, whimsy, and incomparable fantasy.

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Carefully chosen collection contains 34 of Carroll's most appealing verses — nonsense verse, parodies, burlesques, more — including such unforgettable pieces as «The Walrus and the Carpenter,» «The Mock Turtle's Song,» and «Father William,» as well as such lesser-known gems as «My Fancy,» «A Sea Dirge,» «Brother and Sister,» «Hiawatha's Photographing,» «The Mad Gardener's Song,» «What Tottles Meant,» «Poeta Fit, non Nascitur,» «The Little Man That Had a Little Gun,» and many others.

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"The editors have performed a task for addicts will be grateful. There is nothing for the faithful to do but to sit down and fall to the banquet." — The New York TimesThis is the largest collection of Lewis Carroll's verse ever compiled. It contains almost every poem that Carroll ever wrote. It includes every prose appearing in his books published during his life, privately printed poems, ephemera, poems from manuscripts found among his papers, and from «The Rectory Magazine,» Collingwood's «Lewis Carroll Picture Book,» «Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll,» and rare 19th century periodicals. This is the only place of publication for much of this verse.This volume contains 150 different poems, offering perhaps the finest whimsy ever written. There are parodies, burlesques, riddles, whimsies, ballads, songs (one with Carroll's own music), extravaganzas, acrostics, and other types, including several of his serious poems. Many poems are annotated to explain contemporary allusions, and this edition retains 130 original illustrations by Tenniel, Frost, Holiday, Furniss, and Carroll himself.

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The first French translation of <I>Alice's Adventures in Wonderland</I> (there have been no less than seventeen others) was supervised by Lewis Carroll himself. In the opinion of many experts, and countless older and younger French readers, it is still the best. It has a remarkable freshness and originality, and admirably renders the English puns and parodies with French equivalents. «How Doth the Little Crocodile?» for instance, is turned into a parody of La Fontaine, the staple of French lesson books.<BR>Carroll picked Henri Bu&#233; as translator on the recommendation of Bu&#233;'s father, who was an Oxford colleague. The younger Bu&#233; was just at the beginning of his career, and Carroll could not have known that he would go on to distinguish himself both as a translator and as an author and editor. Bu&#233; worked rapidly, and had the translation done in a couple of months. Carroll, on the other hand, spent another two years making certain of it. He solicited the opinions of many friends to test the puns and verses. The prose he seems to have been able to judge for himself, and he wrote to his publisher that he was highly pleased with it. <BR>This reprinting of the first edition is complete with the forty-two Tenniel illustrations that were originally included. Of course it is not just for French readers. As one London reviewer, who called it «a delicious translation,» remarked: «We could almost (almost, but not quite) wish we had never read it in English, in order to have the pleasure of reading it in French.» He went on to say: «It is an exquisite book in appearance, the same size, type, and illustrations as the original volume; and the fun is wonderfully preserved.» He also pointed out that it would be a great help to the «young folks in their studies.» That is as true today as it was a hundred years ago, for the charm of the French Alice, like that of the original, has only grown with time. <BR>

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Alice&#39;s Adventures in Wonderland (also known as Alice in Wonderland) by Lewis Carroll – aka Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832 &ndash; 1898) is an 1865 children&#39;s fantasy novel portraying a young girl named Alice who spots a rabbit with a pocket watch and follows him until she falls down a rabbit hole. The rabbit hole leads her to a fantasy world called &quot;Wonderland&quot; where she meets many anthropomorphic creatures. Illustrations within this novel are the original illustrations by John Tenniel.<br><br>Mermaids Classics, an imprint of Mermaids Publishing brings the very best of classic literature to a modern era of digital reading by producing high quality books in ebook format.