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Jabberwocky

Carroll, Lewis

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ISBN 10: 0810911507 / ISBN 13: 9780810911505
Published by Harry N Abrams Inc, 1989
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out of print, excellent condition, only 1 in stock company of children for whom he created puzzles, clever games, and charming letters. As all Carroll admirers know, his book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865), became an immediate success and has since been translated into more than eighty languages. The equally popular sequel Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, was published in 1872. The Alice books are but one example of his wide ranging authorship. The Hunting of the Snark, a classic nonsense epic (1876) and Euclid and His Modern Rivals, a rare example of humorous work concerning mathematics, still entice and intrigue today's students. Sylvie and Bruno, published toward the end of his life contains startling ideas including an 1889 description of weightlessness. The humor, sparkling wit and genius of this Victorian Englishman have lasted for more than a century. His books are among the most quoted works in the English language, and his influence (with that of his illustrator, Sir John Tenniel) can be seen everywhere, from the world of advertising to that of atomic physics. Bookseller Inventory # 001578

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Title: Jabberwocky

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Base, Graeme

Book Condition:New

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The author/illustrator of the best-selling "Animalia" interprets the famed poem from "Through the Looking Glass," offering thirty-two imaginative and marvelously detailed illustrations

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Grade 1-4-- The creator of Animalia here applies his far-out fantasy style to Lewis Carroll's "narrative" nonsense poem. A princely hero sets out from his castle to slay the Jabberwock. Scenes of a cozy medieval village and a romantic landscape are abruptly breached by the advent of the Jabberwock, a hideous apparition loosely based on Tenniel's original. The double-page confrontation, as readers peer into its lurid, gaping throat, is nightmarish, but the hero swiftly dispatches the monster and rides home. The village is now inexplicably in ruins, while the king on his throne appears unchanged. This discrepancy will probably interest children less than the small anachronisms scattered throughout the illustrations, or the sub-Martian fauna lurking in the riotous flora. (These biological oddities are a lot more convincing than the illustrations of the horse, tack, or rider, in which the artist seems to have been more intent on imagination than observation.) Less inventive and visually aggressive than Animalia , Jabberwocky' s heroic-psychedelic interpretation may not be definitive but will introduce Carroll's classic to new readers. --Patricia Dooley, Univ . of Washington, Seattle
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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