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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: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2021

An elegant edition of one of the best-loved stories in children's literature, complete and unabridged with over thirty 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.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

A set of 6 much-loved stories from classic English literature for children, brought together by Puffin Classics in beautiful paperback cover designs. On an ordinary summer's afternoon, Alice tumbles down a hole and an extraordinary adventure begins. In a strange world with even stranger characters, she meets a rabbit with a pocket watch, joins a Mad Hatter's Tea Party, and plays croquet with the Queen! Lost in this fantasy land, Alice finds herself growing more and more curious by the minute . . . In the same collection: Peter Pan The Great Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Oliver Twist Five Children and It Gulliver's Travels

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/10/2020

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2020

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

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2020

Chris Riddell's brilliant new full-colour illustrated Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in a sumptuous hardback and jacketed edition. A perfect gift for families, children and all fans of this much-loved favourite classic. First published by Macmillan more than 150 years ago, Lewis Carroll's iconic story has been loved and enjoyed by generations of children. This edition presents Lewis Carroll's complete text, with new illustrations from Costa Award- and Kate Greenaway Medal-winner Chris Riddell. Published 200 years after the birth of Alice's first illustrator, Sir John Tenniel, also the political cartoonist of his time, Chris Riddell's illustrations set a new bar in terms of excellence with his unique, rich and evocative interpretation of Carroll's world. With the curious, quick-witted Alice at its heart, readers will not only rediscover characters such as the charming White Rabbit, the formidable Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter and the grinning Cheshire Cat but will find fresh and wonderful creations of these characters by a true master of his art,; images that will live in our hearts and minds for generations to come.

The Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll

The Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/10/2020

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.

The hunting of the snark

The hunting of the snark

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/09/2020

The hunting of the snark

The hunting of the snark

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/09/2020

Jabberwocky

Jabberwocky

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/08/2020

'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.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/08/2020

Alice sine opplevingar i Eventyrlandet

Alice sine opplevingar i Eventyrlandet

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2020

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2020

Aventurile lui Alice in Țara Minunilor

Aventurile lui Alice in Țara Minunilor

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/07/2020

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