The Hunting of the Snark (hardback)
An Agony in Eight Fits
The peculiar wit and imagination of Lewis Carroll are once again in evidence in The Hunting of the Snark, his epic nonsense poem which first appeared in 1876. Unlike the earlier ‘Alice’ books, this is a much darker work, in which ten characters whose names begin with 'B', disappear, go mad and generally find themselves struggling to navigate an impossible path through a nonsensical world. Throughout the poem there is a prevailing atmosphere of disorder and chaos. This is a facsimile edition of the 1876 original edition, with illustrations by Henry Holiday and is bound in red cloth with gold embossing.