Books Like Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll | Suggesting Reading

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Several of the characters in "Jabberwocky" make a return visit in Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits (1876). Like "Jabberwocky," The Hunting of the Snark is considered a masterpiece of nonsense verse.

Published toward the end of his life, Carroll's Sylvie and Bruno (1889) and its sequel, Sylvie and Bruno Concluded (1893), have not enjoyed nearly the popularity that the two Alice books have. Still, these somewhat neglected books abound in fantasy and nonsense elements and offer some pleasurable reading.

Carroll, a lecturer in Mathematics at Christ Church in Oxford for many years, was as fascinated with logic as he was with fantasy and nonsense verse. For a look into this side of the author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, his book Symbolic Logic (1896) makes for a thought-provoking read.

Although Carroll and his great nonsense-verse contemporary, Edward Lear (1812-1888), never met, it is...

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