Source of legend and lyric, reference and conjecture, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is, for most children, pure pleasure in prose. While adults try to decipher Lewis Carroll's putative use of complex mathematical codes in the text, or debate his alleged use of opium, young readers simply dive with Alice through the rabbit hole, pursuing "The dream-child moving through a land / Of wonders wild and new". There they encounter the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts, the Mock Turtle and the Mad Hatter, together with a multitude of other characters--extinct, fantastical and commonplace creatures. Alice journeys through this Wonderland, trying to fathom the meaning of her strange experiences. But they turn out to be "curiouser and curiouser", seemingly without moral or sense.
For more than 130 years, children have revelled in the delightfully non-moralistic, non-educational virtues of this classic. In fact, at every turn Alice's new companions scoff at her traditional education. The Mock Turtle, for example, remarks that he took the "regular course" in school: Reeling, Writhing and branches of Arithmetic--Ambition, Distraction, Uglification and Derision. Carroll believed John Tenniel's illustrations were as important as his text. Naturally, Carroll's instincts were good; the masterful drawings, reproduced here, are inextricably tied to the well-loved story. (All ages) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Alice as you've rarely seen her... fun for all ages... full of the wit and wisdom Carroll originally gave us.--Betsy Daley"Waterbury Republican-American" (12/07/2003) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
A gorgeous new edition of Lewis Carroll's best-loved story --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Publisher
An absolute necessity for anyone, young, old, or in-between, who has ever read Alice.
The only edition in print of an early manuscript that was a vital step in the development of the Alice books, Alices Adventures under Ground is also accompanied by Lewis Carrolls original illustrations. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Yayoi Kusama was born in Matsumoto City, Japan in 1929. Her work is in the collections of leading museums throughout the world including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; LACMA, Los Angeles; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Tate Modern, London; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Centre Pompidou, Paris; and the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. Major exhibitions of her work have appeared in many of the world's most celebrated museums. Kusama lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.