Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Paperback Wordsworth Classics

By (author) Lewis Carroll, Illustrated by Sir John Tenniel, Introduction and notes by Michael Irwin, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine

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  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 196mm x 18mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 26 May 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Herts
  • ISBN 10: 1853260029
  • ISBN 13: 9781853260025
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 2,048

Product description

This selection of Carroll's works includes Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass, both containing the famous illustrations by Sir John Tenniel. No greater books for children have ever been written. The simple language, dreamlike atmosphere, and fantastical characters are as appealing to young readers today as ever they were. Meanwhile, however, these apparently simple stories have become recognised as adult masterpieces, and extraordinary experiments, years ahead of their time, in Modernism and Surrealism. Through wordplay, parody and logical and philosophical puzzles, Carroll engenders a variety of sub-texts, teasing, ominous or melancholy. For all the surface playfulness there is meaning everywhere. The author reveals himself in glimpses.

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With an Introduction and Notes by Michael Irwin, Professor of English Literature, University of Kent at Canterbury

Editorial reviews

Laszlo Matulay has based his big splashy colored pictures on the traditional Tenniel drawings, but the text adaptation holds small justification. The familiar rhythms and pattern of words which make Alice a family possession through life have gone, and what is left serves merely as transitional material connecting the favorite poems which, thank goodness, have not been tampered with. Boards. (Kirkus Reviews)

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When Alice follows a White Rabbit, she tumbles down a hole and lands in a mixed-up Wonderland, filled with strange creatures and even stranger characters.