The Annotated Alice

The Annotated Alice : The Definitive Edition

By (author) Lewis Carroll , Illustrated by Sir John Tenniel , Edited by Martin Gardner , Series edited by Martin Gardner


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For over half a century, Martin Gardner has established himself as one of the world's leading authorities on Lewis Carroll. His Annotated Alice, first published in 1959, has over half a million copies in print around the world and is beloved by both families and scholars-for it was Gardner who first decoded many of the mathematical riddles and wordplay that lay ingeniously embedded in Carroll's two classic stories, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Forty years after this groundbreaking publication, Norton is proud to publish the Definitive Edition of The Annotated Alice, a work that combines the notes of Gardner's 1959 edition with his 1990 volume, More Annotated Alice, as well as additional discoveries drawn from Gardner's encyclopedic knowledge of the texts. Illustrated with John Tenniel's classic, beloved art-along with many recently discovered Tenniel pencil sketches-The Annotated Alice will be Gardner's most beautiful and enduring tribute to Carroll's masterpieces yet.

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  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 218 x 256 x 28mm | 1,102.22g
  • 24 Jan 2000
  • WW Norton & Co
  • New York
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Updated, Subsequent
  • Color, two-tone, and black-and-white photos and illustrations throughout
  • 0393048470
  • 9780393048476
  • 17,448

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Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), the pen name of Oxford mathematician, logician, photographer and author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, is famous the world over for his fantastic classics Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass, The Hunting of the Snark, Jabberwocky, and Sylvie and Bruno. The many works of Sir John Tenniel (1820-1914) include many humorous and political cartoons for Punch and other periodicals of the time, but he is best known for his illustrations of the original editions of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Class. Martin Gardner (1914-2010) is the author of more than seventy books, including Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science, The Annotated Alice, The Annotated Hunting of the Snark, and The Colossal Book of Mathematics.

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