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Lewis Carroll - Author

About the Author

Lewis Carroll's real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. He was born on 27th January 1832 at Daresbury in Cheshire. He studied at Christ Church, Oxford University and later became a mathematics lecturer there. He wrote Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking Glass (1872) for the daughters of the Dean of Christ Church. He was very fond of puzzles and some readers have found mathematical jokes and codes hidden in his Alice books. His other works include Phantasmagoria and Other Poems (1869), The Hunting of the Snark (1876), Rhyme? And Reason? (1882), The Game of Logic (1887) and Sylvie and Bruno (1889, 1893). Dodgson was also an influential photographer. He died on 14th January 1898.

Featured books by Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (150th Anniversary Edition with Dame Vivienne Westwood)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (150th Anniversary Edition with Dame Vivienne Westwood)

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/04/2015

It seems a wonder such a pairing has not come about sooner. This special anniversary edition of Lewis Carroll's tale fits in with the twisted take on Britishness that Dame Vivienne Westwood is famous for in a magical Wonderland setting. From her catwalk shows inspired by the Mad Hatter's Tea Party to her world famous twisted take on Britishness, Dame Vivienne Westwood has always seen the world through the looking glass. Now she has illustrated her favourite children's story by creating a unique front cover and end papers for this very special edition. Includes Through the Looking Glass and the original Tenniel illustrations.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/08/2012

This is the Penguin English Library Edition of A lice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. ' Curiouser and curiouser! cried Alice (she was so surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English). Now I'm opening out like the largest telescope that ever was! Goodbye, feet! ' 'I had sent my heroine straight down a rabbit-hole ...without the least idea what was to happen afterwards,' wrote Lewis Carroll, describing how Alice was conjured up one 'golden afternoon' in 1862 to entertain his child-friend Alice Liddell. His dream worlds of nonsensical Wonderland and the back-to-front Looking Glass kingdom depict order turned upside-down: a baby turns into a pig, time is abandoned at a disorderly tea-party and a chaotic game of chess makes a seven-year-old girl a Queen. But amongst the anarchic humour and sparkling word play, puzzles and riddles, are poignant moments of nostalgia for lost childhood. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2007

Celebrate 150 Years of Alice. Alice is one of the most beloved characters of English writing. A bright and inquisitive child, one boring summer afternoon she follows a white rabbit down a rabbit-hole. At the bottom she finds herself in a bizarre world full of strange creatures, and attends a very strange tea party and croquet match. This immensely witty and unique story mixes satire and puzzles, comedy and anxiety, to provide an astute depiction of the experience of childhood.

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Other books by Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Board book Release Date: 04/11/2019

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Lewis Carroll's beloved classic stories are reimagined in this deluxe illustrated gift edition from the award-winning design studio behind the graphics for the Harry Potter film franchise, MinaLima-designed with stunning full color artwork and several interactive features. Originally published in 1865, Lewis Carroll's exquisite Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass have remained revered classics for generations. The story of Alice, an inquisitive heroine who falls through a rabbit hole and into a whimsical world, has captured the hearts of readers of all ages. Perhaps the most popular female character in English literature, Alice is accompanied on her journey of trials and tribulations by the frantic White Rabbit, the demented and terrifying Queen of Hearts, the intriguing Mad Hatter, and many other eccentric characters. Lewis Carroll's beloved companion stories Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass are reinvented on one volume by the talented design firm MinaLima, whose fey drawings of some of Western literature's most famous characters will delight and enthrall, In addition, they have created interactive features exclusive to this edition, including: Alice with extendable legs and arms The rabbit's house which opens to reveal a giant Alice The Cheshire cat with a pull tab that removes the cat and leaves the cat's grin A flamingo croquet club that swings to hit the hedgehog A removable map of the Looking Glass world This keepsake illustrated edition-the sixth book in Harper Design's series of illustrated children's classics-will be treasured by for years to come.

The Complete Alice

The Complete Alice

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 30/09/2019

A multi-award-winning classic and its timeless sequel in a beautiful box set. For over a hundred years, Lewis Carroll's classic stories of logic and lunacy have delighted young and old alike. Abundantly illustrated, these contemporary and accessible interpretations are full of warmth and humour. Alice herself is truly a child of our times - casually dressed, personable and spirited. In Helen Oxenbury's hands, the topsy-turvy world of Wonderland is a wondrous place indeed!

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/09/2019

The FLAME TREE COLLECTABLE CLASSICS are chosen to create a delightful and timeless home library. Each stunning edition features deluxe cover treatments, ribbon markers, luxury endpapers and gilded edges. The unabridged text is accompanied by a Glossary of Victorian and Literary terms produced for the modern reader. Containing both Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass this new edition brings together the classic tales to offer the full story of Alice, the Red Queen, the mad Hatter and the incredible cast of characters created by mathematician and king of nonsense verse Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Beloved characters whirl through a world of talking creatures, disappearing cats and madcap peculiarity told with swift economy by a writer whose influence on modern fantasy is often overlooked. Much filmed (including Tim Burton's award winning Alice in Wonderland), animated and republished Dodgson's work is a wildly entertaining ride for children, but packed with symbols and satire for the adult reader too.

Alice in Wonderland - Foxton Reader Level-2 (600 Headwords A2/B1)

Alice in Wonderland - Foxton Reader Level-2 (600 Headwords A2/B1)

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/08/2019

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/07/2019

Through the Looking-Glass

Through the Looking-Glass

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2019

Alice's Adventures Under Ground

Alice's Adventures Under Ground

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2019

Before her adventures in Wonderland, Alice went under...ground. Follow the white rabbit into a madcap world where anything is possible, or should we say impossible? This is the place where girls can grow bigger, smaller and then bigger again, and where talking mice, philosophising caterpillars, playing-card guards and mad Queens lurk around every corner. What is real and what only a dream? It's time to find out...

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/06/2019

An elegant edition of one of the best-loved stories in children's literature, complete and unabridged with over 30 full colour illustrations from Julia Sarda - illustrator of Beetle Boy and The Clockwork Sparrow. Julia's hauntingly magical pictures breathe new life into the famous tale of a bored little girl who finds herself falling into a world of bizarre creatures and whimsical riddles. This short-haired brunette in her white dress is true to the appearance of the real-life Alice who inspired the book. A gorgeous piece of art to treasure with shining embossed gold details on the cover, Julia Sarda's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland will make the perfect present for devoted Alice fans, as well as a wonderful introduction to anyone not already familiar with the story. It also makes a splendid follow-up to One Day in Wonderland, a non-fiction exploration of Lewis Carroll's life and wordplay written by Kathleen Krull and illustrated by Julia Sarda.

The Hunting of the Snark

The Hunting of the Snark

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2019

They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care; They pursued it with forks and hope; They threatened its life with a railway-share; They charmed it with smiles and soap. Lewis Carroll's magnificent nonsense poem The Hunting of the Snark features an unlikely cast of characters drawn from the Jabberwocky in Through the Looking Glass. This irresistible version is illustrated, and has an introduction by, Chris Riddell. This is a luxury edition with both black and white and colour artwork, ribbon marker and metallic blue sprayed edges. It was first published by Macmillan in 1876.

Through The Looking Glass

Through The Looking Glass

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2019

HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. Alice laughed. `There's no use trying,' she said: `one can't believe impossible things.' `I dare say you haven't had much practice,' said the Queen. `When I was your age I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.' In Carroll's celebrated sequel to Alice in Wonderland, Alice passes through a mirror and enters a looking-glass world where order is turned upside down. From her guest appearance as a pawn in a chess match with the Red Queen to her meeting with Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Alice is greeted by nonsense characters whose poems, such as `The Walrus and the Carpenter' and `Jabberwocky', are as famous as Alice herself. The subject of many film and TV adaptations, Through the Looking Glass showcases Carroll's wit and humour, as well as his great skill at creating an imaginary world full of the fantastical and extraordinary.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2019

HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. `Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, and what is the use of a book, thought Alice, without pictures or conversations? ' So begins the tale of Alice, who follows a curious White Rabbit down a hole and falls into Wonderland, a fantastical place where nothing is quite as it seems: animals talk, nonsensical characters confuse, Mad Hatters throw tea parties and the Queen plays croquet. Alice's attempts to find her way home become increasingly bizarre, infuriating and amazing in turn. A beloved classic, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has continued to delight readers, young and old, for over 150 years.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2019

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/05/2019

Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There

Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2019

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