"Just the place for a Snark!"
"I engage with the Snark
every night after dark
in a dreamy, delirious fight..."
"'Tis the voice of the Jubjub!"
...Erect and sublime, for one moment of time...
The Hunting of the Snark - an agony in eight fits is, next
to Alice, the best book Lewis Carroll wrote. It's a long,
nonsensical epic poem, describing the quest of eight characters
(all of whose names begin with a B) for a mysterious creature,
the Snark. I made these illustrations in 1976. There are four
others - one for each fit - but those drawings didn't turn out
The complete poem - with the original illustrations, but without the dedicatory poem and the preface - can be found at this site
More on Lewis Carroll: www.lewiscarroll.org
See also my illustrations for Jabberwocky
Even better illustrations: justtheplaceforasnark.blogspot.com
|© 2001 Frits van der Waa|
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