Jabberwocky and Other Nonsense

Collected Poems

Introduction by Gillian Beer
Edited by Gillian Beer
Notes by Gillian Beer
Paperback
$19.00 US
5.1"W x 7.72"H x 0.81"D  
On sale Jul 29, 2014 | 464 Pages | 978-0-14-119278-9
| Grades 6-12
The collected poems of the author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

One of the best-known lines in literature—“Twas brillig, and the slithy toves / Did gyre and gimble in the wabe”—comes from Lewis Carroll’s poetry, which he wrote throughout his life to amuse himself and to give pleasure to his friends and family. This marvelous collection celebrates the full range of his verse—his nonsense, parodies, burlesques, and more—and includes such enduringly wonderful pieces as “The Walrus and the Carpenter,” “The Mock Turtle’s Song,” and “Father William” alongside the brilliantly playful “Jabberwocky.”

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Lewis Carroll is the pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832–1898). He wrote Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for the amusement of 11-year-old Alice Liddell and her two sisters, who were the daughters of the dean of Christ Church College, Oxford, where Dodgson taught mathematics. The book was published in 1865, and its first companion volume, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, followed in 1871. View titles by Lewis Carroll
“Made me nearly fall off a chair laughing…Gillian Beer’s lovingly, meticulously edited collection – the first ever – of Lewis Carroll’s ‘uproariously dissident’ verse, leaves me seriously happy every time I open it.”
Ali Smith, Times Literary Supplement Books of the Year

 “Opening at random Gillian Beer's new edition of Lewis Carroll's poems, Jabberwocky and Other Nonsense, guarantees a pleasurable experience - not all of it nonsensical
Michael Caines, Times Literary Supplement

This is an elegant volume, likely to delight enthusiasts, while introducing Lewis Carroll's poetry to a younger readership. The poems are set out chronologically following a generous, thoughtful introduction from the esteemed Cambridge critic Gillian Beer... Beer has done an admirable job, and this edition will appeal to readers of all ages
Alexandra Lawrie, Times Literary Supplement

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The collected poems of the author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

One of the best-known lines in literature—“Twas brillig, and the slithy toves / Did gyre and gimble in the wabe”—comes from Lewis Carroll’s poetry, which he wrote throughout his life to amuse himself and to give pleasure to his friends and family. This marvelous collection celebrates the full range of his verse—his nonsense, parodies, burlesques, and more—and includes such enduringly wonderful pieces as “The Walrus and the Carpenter,” “The Mock Turtle’s Song,” and “Father William” alongside the brilliantly playful “Jabberwocky.”

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Author

Lewis Carroll is the pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832–1898). He wrote Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for the amusement of 11-year-old Alice Liddell and her two sisters, who were the daughters of the dean of Christ Church College, Oxford, where Dodgson taught mathematics. The book was published in 1865, and its first companion volume, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, followed in 1871. View titles by Lewis Carroll

Praise

“Made me nearly fall off a chair laughing…Gillian Beer’s lovingly, meticulously edited collection – the first ever – of Lewis Carroll’s ‘uproariously dissident’ verse, leaves me seriously happy every time I open it.”
Ali Smith, Times Literary Supplement Books of the Year

 “Opening at random Gillian Beer's new edition of Lewis Carroll's poems, Jabberwocky and Other Nonsense, guarantees a pleasurable experience - not all of it nonsensical
Michael Caines, Times Literary Supplement

This is an elegant volume, likely to delight enthusiasts, while introducing Lewis Carroll's poetry to a younger readership. The poems are set out chronologically following a generous, thoughtful introduction from the esteemed Cambridge critic Gillian Beer... Beer has done an admirable job, and this edition will appeal to readers of all ages
Alexandra Lawrie, Times Literary Supplement

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