Books & Papers for Snark Hunters

⭐⭐⭐⭐ =  read first ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Darien Graham-Smith (PhD thesis), Contextualising Carroll: The Contradiction of Science and Religion in the Life and Works of Lewis Carroll, 2005, Amazon (Kindle): B010Y2T5GS ⭐⭐⭐ Robert Watkins, I’m Not Married to This, But… (about “The Hunting of the Snark”), April 2024 ⭐⭐⭐ Karen Gardiner, Life, Eternity,and Everything: Hidden Eschatology in … Continue reading “Books & Papers for Snark Hunters”

The Barrister’s Dream

[top]: Detail from the etching (1566-1568) The Image Breakers by Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder. [center]: Illustration (1876) by Henry Holiday to the chapter The Barrister’s Dream in The Hunting of the Snark. C. L. Dodgson did not want Henry Holiday to depict the Snark in the illustrations to The Hunting of the Snark. But Holiday … Continue reading “The Barrister’s Dream”

Eternal Disconnect

All men shall not be saved at the length. They also are worthy of condemnation, who endeavour at this time in restore the dangerous opinion that all men, by they never so ungodly, shall at length be saved, when they have suffered pains for their sins a certain time appointed by God’s justice. Article 42 … Continue reading “Eternal Disconnect”

Meagre and Disjointed Extracts

In C.L Dodgson’s days, some members of the Anglican clergy were not happy with their 39 Articles (1563, revised 1571). And it seems that the Deacon Dodgson was not happy with these colleagues. He objected especially to the last article in Thomas Cranmer’s 42 Articles (1553), which didn’t make it into the 39 Articles. Dodgson … Continue reading “Meagre and Disjointed Extracts”

Anglican Disputes in Victorian Courts

I think that court scenes in Carroll’s fiction writings might be related to these disputes. @Robin_C_Douglas 2020-08-25 One of the more curious features of Victorian history was a series of legal battles in which clergy and laypeople in the Church of England used the English civil courts to vindicate their various differing interpretations of … Continue reading “Anglican Disputes in Victorian Courts”

Benjamin Jowett

Image sources: (1, 4) Henry Holiday, (2) probably by The Autotype Company, after Désiré François Laugée, (3) from cover of Benjamin Jowett and the Christian Religion by Peter Hinchliff. […] Need I rehearse the history of Jowett? I need not, Senior Censor, for you know it. That was the Board Hebdomadal, and oh! Who would … Continue reading “Benjamin Jowett”

Essays and Reviews

Essays and Reviews: The 1860 Text and Its Reading (Victorian Literature and Culture Series); Editors: William Whitla, Victor Shea; Hardcover, 1057 Pages, 3.7 lb (1.7 kg), Published 2000; ISBN 978-0-8139-1869-3. Essays and Reviews is a collection of seven articles that appeared in 1860, sparking a Victorian culture war that lasted for at least a decade. … Continue reading “Essays and Reviews”

Face Change

In an early draft to the illustration The Crew on Deck in Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark, the illustrator Henry Holiday gave the Bellman a different face than the one which the Bellman had in the final illustration. Henry Holiday didn’t discard the original face. He moved that round faced character (an Oxford … Continue reading “Face Change”

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