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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.
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month, July 2015 The Complete Alice, including both Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, is the ultimate edition of Lewis Carroll's much-loved classic, from the original publisher, Macmillan. Packed full of amazing exclusive extra features from the Macmillan archive and a foreword by Philip Pullman, The Complete Alice also has a glorious die-cut cover with intricate embossed two foil detail, head and tail bands, red foiled edges and a ribbon marker - all making this a gift edition to treasure forever. ~ Julia Eccleshare
A lovely hardback edition to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of this world famous children's classic. A book that’s chock full of great conversations between Alice and some extraordinary animals, ranging from the pipe-smoking caterpillar and the Mad Hatter, to the March Hare and the sneezing Duchess. From Philip Pullman: "Indispensable. The great classic beginning of English children's literature."
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.
The attractive small-sized format of this Little Folks Edition makes it a perfect gift for young readers. It includes 32 colour illustrations by Sir John Tenniel which bring Carroll’s characters vividly to life.
Lewis Carroll’s follow-up to Alice’s Adventures through the Looking Glass includes the introduction of Tweedledum and Tweedledee those most memorable of characters who famously fought over a brand new rattle. It is here, too, that the poem Jabberwocky first appeared and the poem ‘The Walrus and the Carpenter’. Philip Ardagh celebrates the joyfulness of the adventures in his foreword to this volume. One of a range of Macmillan Classics, beautifully produced hardback editions of some of the best-loved stories from the past. Each has a introduction by another author who, in their turn, have been influenced by the great writers of these books.
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.
If you read this as a child, saw Disney’s version, which takes bits from both, or seen any of the other cartoons then you must read them again as an adult – you’ll get so much more out of them. Just the precision of language alone is a joy – something the films can’t give you in the same way, and if it’s only the films you’ve seen then you don’t know Alice at all and have missed a treat.
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.
Macmillan, the original publisher of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is proud to present Costa Award and Kate Greenaway Medal-winner Chris Riddell's gorgeous new visual interpretation of Lewis Carroll's magical story. This beautiful full-colour gift edition comes 200 years after the birth of Alice's first illustrator, Sir John Tenniel. Both celebrated political cartoonists of their day, for Punch and the Observer respectively, Tenniel and Riddell have much in common. These exceptional artists created some of the most loved and iconic children's illustrations of the nineteenth and twenty-first centuries. This is a gorgeously produced hardback with foiled jacket, head and tail bands and a ribbon marker, and it is lavishly illustrated in full colour throughout by Chris Riddell. This is a beautiful gift for all the family to treasure and share. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was first published by Macmillan more than 150 years ago with Sir John Tenniel's original illustrations. Lewis Carroll's iconic story is now firmly established in the cultural fabric of countries throughout the world with curious, quick-witted Alice, its timeless heroine, at its heart. During her extraordinary adventures in Wonderland, she meets the the charming White Rabbit, the formidable Queen of Hearts, the mad Hatter and the grinning Cheshire-Cat. All of these unforgettable characters have become as famous as Alice herself and take their place alongside her in one of the most influential children's books of all time.
'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, and the mom raths outgrabe. Lewis Carroll's most iconic, seemingly nonsensical poem is brought to life like never before with award-winning illustrator Charles Santore's stunning renditions of a brave warrior who is on a mission to slay the dastardly Jabberwock. Included at the end will be a write up about Carroll's poem and the research behind the meaning and its interpretation through Santore's artwork. Get lost in this magical world full of beasts (both familiar and fantastical) with your children while reading and re-reading Jabberwocky year after year.
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, Lewis Carroll, was not only the author of the beloved Alice tales but an inveterate and talented creator of puzzles and games in both the recreational mathematics and wordplay fields. Collected together for the first time in this book, his charming and humorous creations are no longer hidden in obscure Victorian magazines, rare antiquarian books, and sporadic, incomplete collections. This fully annotated volume features such delights as Carroll's word games Doublets (word ladders) and Syzygies (a more elaborate form of the word ladder), a board game called Lanrick, and other games and puzzles, including Circular Billiards, Castle Croquet, String Wrapped Round a Cube, Backgammon variations, Mirror Writing, Arithmetical Croquet, a Number Guessing Puzzle, and much more. The volume has been edited, annotated, and compiled by Christopher Morgan, who has added a section on modern-day puzzles inspired by Carroll, and features an introduction by Jeremiah Farrell. This is a fascinating and delightful collection for lovers of wordplay, puzzles, and the wit of Lewis Carroll. Distributed for the Lewis Carroll Society of North America.
Ever wanted to illustrate a book? Now you can. 'What is the use of a book, ' thought Alice 'without pictures or conversations?' In Alice's Adventures in Wonderland a bored Alice follows a White Rabbit down a hole and into a bizarre world where nothing makes sense - especially not the people or animals who live there. Here, the original story is accompanied by empty frames waiting to be filled with your own art. Bring Alice, the White Rabbit and the Queen of Hearts to life in your unique version of this classic tale and capture the grin of the Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts playing croquet with a flamingo and a tea party with the Hatter, March Hare and Dormouse.
A fine exclusive edition of one of literature's most beloved stories. Featuring a laser-cut jacket on a textured book with foil stamping, all titles in this series will be first editions. No more than 10,000 copies will be printed, and each will be individually numbered from 1 to 10,000. * Now including a collectable bookmark! So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close to her. Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland books have delighted readers across the globe for more than a hundred years. The Wonderland Collection presents three of Carroll's most famous works: Through the Looking Glass Alice in Wonderland A Tangled Tale The Wonderland Collection (Seasons Edition--Summer) is one of four titles available in June 2020. The summer season also will include Jane Eyre, Persuasion, and the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
One moment Alice is sitting along the banks of a river admiring the wind, the next she is tumbling down a rabbit hole. Far away from the life she was used to, Alice's adventures in the fantastical, and oh-so-strange, Wonderland is delightfully bizarre and tremendously entertaining. From the mind of a creative, kooky, genius, comes the unforgettable story of a young girl's journey through and odd land. Equal parts political commentary and societal satire, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is an iconic coming of age story as seen through the expert lens of a child's imagination. Delicate, bizarre, and utterly nonsensical at times, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland remains as a literary treasure for all who dare to dream, wonder, think and explore. With an eye-catching new covers and a new informative note about the author, this edition of Alice in Wonderland is both modern and readable
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