Год издания: 1995
Издатель: Penguin Books Ltd.
Количество страниц: 128
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An unlikely assortment of characters set out on a sea voyage in search of the Snark. Leading the expedition is the Bellman, whose fellow hunters include a Banker, a Bonnet-Maker, a Butcher and a Beaver, as well as an ungainly Baker - perhaps a self-portrait of the author. What are they seeking? What is the Snark? Numerous theories have been proposed to explain this delightfully baffling poem, although Carroll himself cheerfully claimed not to know the answers. Whether allegory on the search for happiness, satire on the world of business, exploration of existential anxiety or celebration of the letter 'B', his wonderfully inventive nonsense epic has intrigued readers since it first appeared in 1876. Previously published as The Annotated Snark, this edition includes the original illustrations by Henry Holiday, a bibliography and appendices. In his introduction, Martin Gardner discusses Carroll and Holiday's collaboration and possible interpretations of the poem, while his notes...