Illustrated by a Jelly Fish; “Jabberwocky” is a poem of nonsense verse – part of Carroll’s novel “Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There” (1872). It is considered by many to be one of the greatest nonsense poems written in the English language. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson 1832 1898), better known by the pseudonym Lewis Carroll was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, as well as the poems “The Hunting of the Snark” and “Jabberwocky”, all examples of the genre of literary nonsense. He is noted for his facility at word play, logic, and fantasy, and there are societies dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of his works and the investigation of his life in many parts of the world, including the United Kingdom, Japan, the United States, and New Zealand.
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