Introductory Context - Common characteristics
of Humpty Dumpty
An Oblivious Blob. Is he stupid, inebriated, or
just half asleep up there?
Is That a White Flag of Surrender? Are those soldiers
coming to capture Humpty?
Who Pushed Humpty? Why would the king’s
men want to destroy this harmless creature?
Was Humpty Dumpty Really an Innocent Schoolboy?
Did his fall have anything to do with the soldier arriving with sword
Humpty Dumpty As Hitler? Is this an intentional
Is Humpty Dumpty a Sultan? Will the fates dare
to let this Humpty fall from his almost invisible wall?
Where Did That Rat Come From? Now we know why
Humpty fell off that wall!
Is Humpty Dumpty Human? Why is this young child
sitting on a high wall?
Who Was Humpty Dumpty? Various explanations
of his origins.
Versions and Variants
Textual Versions and Variants - A complete listing of the versions and variants of this rhyme
Visual Versions and Variants - A comparative listing of all associated within Eclipse
Lewis Carroll Chapter with Humpty Dumpty
Rhyme Specific Bibliography
Whatever Happened to Humpty Dumpty? by David T. Greenberg
The Adventures of Humpty Dumpty, an 1877 chapbook
An alternate version of The Legend of Humpty Dumpty by Albert J.
George W. B. Shannon. Humpty Dumpty: A Pictorial History.
La Jolla, CA: The Green Tiger Press, 1980.
Gyles Bransreth. The Story of Humpty Dumpty. Illustrated by
Sara Silcock. London, UK: Carousel Books, 1979.
Rodney Peppe. Humpty Dumpty. London, UK: Kestral Books, 1974.