On the verdict of The Crew

The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in 8 Fits) is a nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) in 1874, when he was 42 years old. It describes "with infinite humor the impossible voyage of an improbable crew to find an inconceivable creature". It borrows occasionally from Carroll's short poem "Jabberwocky" in Through the Looking Glass (especially the poem's creatures and portmanteau words), but it is a stand-alone work, first published in 1876 by Macmillan. The illustrations were by Henry Holiday.

You can hear it following the links at the bottom. All done thankfully by Librivox.

• The Hunting of the Snark - 00:29:24
Read by Robert Garrison
[mp3@64kb - 14.1MB] [mp3@128kb - 28.2MB]


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