The Hunting of the Snark (Version 3)

Read by Phil Chenevert

(4.3 stars; 14 reviews)

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. Carroll often denied knowing the meaning behind the poem; however, in an 1896 reply to one letter, he agreed with one interpretation of the poem as an allegory for the search for happiness. Scholars have found various meanings in the poem, among them existential angst, an allegory for tuberculosis, and a mockery of the Tichborne case. I just found it to be great fun to read. (Phil Chenevert) (0 hr 32 min)


The Hunting of the Snark 32:04 Read by Phil Chenevert


About the Cover Sheet of the CD

(0 stars)

The image on the cover sheet his is an assemblage by Goetz Kluge. It is used with my consent. More: I used two prints for that assemblage: ※ "The Beagle Laid Ashore" based on a drawing (1834-04-16) by Conrad Martens, etching published in: Francis Darwin, "Life and Letters of Charles Darwin" , p. 160, 1888. Conrad Martens’ drawing has been engraved by T. Landseer and published in the year 1838 by H. Colburn in The Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of HMS Adventure and Beagle. ※ The Banker “supported” by the Bellman and the Beaver carrying a microscope depicted in illustrations by H. Holiday to Lewis Carroll’s "The Hunting of the Snark", 1876 Goetz Kluge, 2019-01-01

(3.5 stars)

Audio issues make for less-than-ideal comprehension. Otherwise a lively and charming reading.