Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

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These timeless tales are perfect entertainment for the entire family.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 132.08 x 205.74 x 7.62mm | 45.36g
  • Dover Publications Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 42ill.
  • 0486275434
  • 9780486275437
  • 23,692

About Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll (1832 98) was the pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking Glass, are rich repositories of his sparkling gifts for wordplay, logic, and fantasy."show more

Back cover copy

One of the English language's most popular and frequently quoted books, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was the creation of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832 1898), a distinguished scholar and mathematician who wrote under the pseudonym of Lewis Carroll. Intended for young readers but enjoyed equally by adults, the fantastic tale transformed children's literature, liberating it from didactic constraints. The story is deeply but gently satiric, enlivened with an imaginative plot and brilliant use of nonsense. As Alice explores a bizarre underground world, she encounters a cast of strange characters and fanciful beasts: the White Rabbit, March Hare, and Mad Hatter; the sleepy Dormouse and grinning Cheshire Cat; the Mock Turtle, the dreadful Queen of Hearts, and a host of other extraordinary personalities. This edition features Sir John Tenniel's complete original illustrations, bringing to life a beloved classic that has delighted readers and listeners since its first publication in 1865. "show more

Review Text

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)show more

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11,301 ratings
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3 22% (2,494)
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im very sad because i only buy this item cuz the cover , and the cover is just the old one..show more
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