Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (Clothbound Classics) by Carroll, Lewis Re-issue Edition (2009) Hardcover
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To be sure, there are several ways in which the stories are similar, but not to the point where it detracts from the reader's enjoyment of the story. There are only three characters which appear in both books, one of which is Alice. The other notable characters (the Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Humpty Dumpty, etc.) are well distributed between the two books. Thus there is a looking-glass between the two, just as the looking-glass plays such a key role in the second book.
The Penguin Classics edition of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass" includes both books including the illustrations by John Tenniel. It also includes the original "Alice's Adventures under Ground" which includes Lewis Carroll's artwork. For additional features, it includes `"Alice" on the Stage' an article which Lewis Carroll wrote after seeing a production of the stage version, and it includes preface's to the books which Lewis Carroll wrote in 1896 for the 1897 editions. There are wonderful notes for both books, and a very informative introduction by Hugh Haughton.Read more ›
I am guilty of often buying more than one copy of a book, one to read and one to keep.
This is one I would try to keep in good condition.
It has the original illustrations in it, looks like an 'old' book, one that would grace any library in a gothic type mansion.
As a book lover, I don;t just enjoy reading them, I enjoy collecting beautiful books too, and this is one of them.
I won;t comment on the story as, I suspect anyone looking at this knows the story very well but, if you want a beautiful book that you'll want to keep safe forever, this is certainly one.
I will not review the text, other than say that it's fantastic, just read it and see for yourself...
Here we have the unabrigded text and a coloured version of John Tenniel's drawings. Tenniel was the first artist to illustate Alice. The drawings were commissioned by Carroll himself, and Tenniel made them in close cooperation with the author. These drawings are iconic, and a must for every reader, and should of course be in every Alice-collection.
I find that this edition (isbn. 0333679563), with two volumes (hardbacks with dust jackets) in a beautiful and very sturdy slipcase, is very successful.
The artwork is clear and has lovely colours. The set is a joy to ovn.
I have posted a few pictures, I hope they show why I love this set so much!
An added continuation to the review above...
#1 Some general BACKGROUND INFORMATION about THE ILLUSTRATIONS in "WONDERLAND" and "LOOKING GLASS" :
"Alice in Wonderland" was first published in 1865. "Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There" was first published in 1871. The illustrations in those first books were Tenniel's drawings in black & white.
Carroll also published "The Nursery Alice" in 1890. That is a very simplyfied version of "Alice in Wonderland" for small children. For that book Tenniel slightly altered and coloured 20 of the drawings that he had made for the 1865 "Alice in Wonderland"-book.Read more ›
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it is not the original Lewis Carroll version, no illustrations, terrible printing....
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A delightful copy. It has the mojo of its age.
A perfect present for my God child. I always give books as presents.