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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

Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There

Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There

Author: Lewis Carroll, Chris Riddell Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/12/2019

Brought to you by Penguin. When Alice steps through the looking-glass, she enters a very strange world of chess pieces and nursery rhyme characters such as Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledum and Tweedledee and the angry Red Queen. Nothing is what it seems and, in fact, through the looking-glass, everything is distorted.

A Tangled Tale

A Tangled Tale

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/11/2019

A Tangled Tale

A Tangled Tale

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/11/2019

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/11/2019

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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

First published in 1865, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland began as a story told to Alice Liddell and her two sisters on a boating trip in July 1862. The novel follows Alice down a rabbit-hole and into a world of strange and wonderful characters who constantly turn everything upside down with their mind-boggling logic, word play, and fantastic parodies. Like the first, this second edition includes Carroll's earlier story Alice's Adventures Under Ground, which allows readers to trace the revisions and to compare Carroll's own illustrations in the original with the famous John Tenniel illustrations for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. This edition also includes new appendix material: George MacDonald writing on the fantastic, the eighteenth-century children's story Goody Two-Shoes, a section on film and television adaptations of Alice, and new illustrations.

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: 21/10/2019

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.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Board book Release Date: 09/10/2019

Through the Looking-Glass (100 Copy Limited Edition)

Through the Looking-Glass (100 Copy Limited Edition)

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2019

Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2019

Phantasmagoria and Other Poems

Phantasmagoria and Other Poems

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2019

Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2019

Alice's AEfventyr i Sagolandet

Alice's AEfventyr i Sagolandet

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2019

Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2019

A Tangled Tale

A Tangled Tale

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2019

A Tangled Tale

A Tangled Tale

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2019

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