Join us on a literary world trip!
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Subscribe to read the full book or read the first pages for free!
All characters reduced
The Hunting of the Snark - Illustrated - cover

The Hunting of the Snark - Illustrated

Lewis Carroll, Henry Holiday (Illustrator)

Publisher: BertaBooks

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Summary

The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in 8 Fits) is typically categorized as a nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll, the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. 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).

The plot follows a crew of ten trying to hunt the Snark, an animal which may turn out to be a highly dangerous Boojum. The only one of the crew to find the Snark quickly vanishes, leading the narrator to explain that it was a Boojum after all. The poem is dedicated to young Gertrude Chataway, whom Carroll met at the English seaside town Sandown in the Isle of Wight in 1875. Included with many copies of the first edition of the poem was Carroll's religious tract, An Easter Greeting to Every Child Who Loves "Alice".
Available since: 07/31/2017.

Other books that might interest you

  • Swan Song - cover

    Swan Song

    Robert McCammon

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    New York Times Bestseller: A young girl’s visions offer the last hope in a postapocalyptic wasteland in this “grand and disturbing adventure” (Dean Koontz).A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick   Swan is a nine-year-old Kansas girl following her struggling mother from one trailer park to the next when she receives visions of doom—something far wider than the narrow scope of her own beleaguered life. In a blinding flash, nuclear bombs annihilate civilization, leaving only a few buried survivors to crawl onto a scorched landscape that was once America.   In Manhattan, a homeless woman stumbles from the sewers, guided by the prophecies of a mysterious amulet, and pursued by something wicked; on Idaho’s Blue Dome Mountain, an orphaned boy falls under the influence of depraved survivalists and discovers the value of a killer instinct; and amid the devastating dust storms on the Great Plains of Nebraska, Swan forms a heart-and-soul bond with an unlikely new companion. Soon they will cross paths. But only Swan knows that they must endure more than just a trek across an irradiated country of mutated animals, starvation, madmen, and wasteland warriors.   Swan’s visions tell of a coming malevolent force. It’s a shape-shifting embodiment of the apocalypse, and of all that is evil and despairing. And it’s hell-bent on destroying the last hope of goodness and purity in the world. Swan is that hope. Now, she must fight not only for her own survival, but for that of all mankind.   A winner of the Bram Stoker Award and a finalist for the World Fantasy Award, Swan Song has become a modern classic, called “a chilling vision that keeps you turning pages to the shocking end” by John Saul and “a long, satisfying look at hell and salvation” by Publishers Weekly.
    Show book
  • Must Love Ghosts - Coffee and Ghosts Season 1 - cover

    Must Love Ghosts - Coffee and...

    Charity Tahmaseb

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Come for the coffee, stay for the supernatural adventure. There's more than one way to catch a ghost, and it's never been this fun! 
    Katy and her grandmother have always used coffee to catch ghosts. It pays the bills and keeps them in high-end beans. But after her grandmother dies and a rival ghost hunter moves to town, Katy fears things will never be the same. 
    She's right.  
    From a beguiling and charismatic ghost whisperer to her new partner's ghost swallowing brother and even a (short) stint behind bars, Katy navigates her new reality, uncertain her skills are equal to the tasks at hand. But are these things mere distractions--or do they hide something darker, far more sinister, something that has a long-held vendetta against Katy? 
    To survive, Katy must uncover an ancient secret. She must brew her very best Kona blend. She will need to rely on unexpected and unpredictable allies.  
    To survive, she will need to trust what's in her heart.  
    Coffee & Ghosts is a cozy paranormal mystery/romance serial told over five episodes. This series bundle contains all five episodes.  
    Episode 1: Ghost in the Coffee Machine 
    Episode 2: Giving Up the Ghosts 
    Episode 3: The Ghost Whisperer 
    Episode 4: Gone Ghost 
    Episode 5: Must Love Ghosts
    Show book
  • Caszandra - cover

    Caszandra

    Andrea K Höst

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Cassandra Devlin doesn’t know what she's for. But she knows she's running out of time. 
    Since Cass was rescued from the abandoned world of Muina, the Aussie teen has proven more than useful to the people of Tare. Expeditions to their home world no longer end in slaughter. The teaching city of Kalasa has been unlocked. After years of searching for answers, they are starting to make progress. 
    But space is tearing itself apart. Ionoth attack in ever-greater numbers. And "the useful stray" has been injured so many times that the Tarens hesitate to use her for fear of losing her. 
    With one particular Taren now her most important person, Cass is determined to contribute everything she can, and hopes to find some answers of her own. What is the link between Muina and Earth? Why are the reclusive Nurans so interested in 'rescuing' her? And what role in the crisis do the inhuman Cruzatch play? 
    Can Cass keep herself together long enough to find out?
    Show book
  • Queen of the Stars - Anderelle: Minloa Book One - cover

    Queen of the Stars - Anderelle:...

    Catherine Banks

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Elara can pull the stars from the sky . . . literally. 
    Afraid of what the Warlords of Minloa might do to her, she hides her powers. Until she can't anymore. 
    Discovering her past and the bloodlines she possesses, changes everything. She's much more important to the Seelie fae than she ever dreamed possible. 
    But her carelessness with the stars brings invaders from another universe—invaders with technology far surpassing the Seelie's, demanding Elara return their star. She must protect her world, her warlords, and the universe from these humans, or die trying. 
    Contains mature themes.
    Show book
  • Fear - cover

    Fear

    Nicholas Briggs

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    The Orion War situation is worsening by the day. The human race is sleepwalking towards extinction. Now, the time is right for the next phase of the Cyber plan to begin.
    Show book
  • Hero in Darkness - cover

    Hero in Darkness

    Timothy Ellis

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    It's crunch time for Jonathon Hunter. The Darkness War has begun.
     
    His nightmares led him to the edge of death, waiting for darkness. Prophecy will not be denied, and the nightmare seemed to suggest all would go black. But is a nightmare something you can really rely on after all? And when you've seen the future, is that all there is? Does it have to go that way?
     
    Finding out the truth can sometimes be worse than your worst nightmare ever was. The biggest fleet since Jutland is ready to fight the longest rear-guard action ever fought, but does it need to? Can victory happen in spite of knowing you lost the future? Darkness has come, but why was it called the darkness? Is it actually important?
     
    Life is important, but who made Jon the one to choose who lives and who dies?
     
    A hero can't save everyone, not even the Hero in Darkness.
    Show book