JABBERWOCKY by Lewis Carroll 1989
JABBERWOCKY. Lewis Carroll (Author), Illustrated By Graeme Base, Published by Harry N. Abrams, 1989.
Genre: Fictional Monsters
"Jabberwocky" is a nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll about the killing of a creature named "the Jabberwock". It was included in his 1871 novel Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. In the poem, a father cautions his son to avoid the Jabberwock, a fearsome creature that attacks with its teeth and claws.
Realizing that Alice is travelling through an inverted world, she recognises that the verses on the pages are written in mirror-writing. She holds a mirror to one of the poems and reads the reflected verse of "Jabberwocky". She finds the nonsense verse as puzzling as the odd land she has passed into, later revealed as a dreamscape.
Hardcover. Few surface crease marks to cover, and a mild tear, rubbing and surface creases to jacket. Beautiful color illustrations.