Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Paperback – 5 Aug 2005
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Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has continuously delighted readers, young and old, for more than a century. A classic tale that has been interpreted by many an outstanding artist over the years, this remarkable story of one little girl who embarks on possibly one of the most amazing, fantastical adventures in literary history has more than stood the test of time.
Here, in this stunning special edition, Helen Oxenbury, one of the most exceptional contemporary children's illustrators, turns her hand to what is certainly no small project and has succeeded in surpassing expectation. More abundantly illustrated than other editions of the same work, this unabridged version is packed with contemporary and accessible interpretations of the kaleidoscope of characters--the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts--who have each captured the imaginations of generations of children.
Alice herself is portrayed as a thoroughly modern miss--casually dressed, personable, and spirited--and her surroundings are brought to effervescent life with a warmth, depth and distinctive sense of humour that perfectly complements the shenanigans of the topsy-turvy world of Wonderland.
Only 1,000 copies of this limited edition have been published and each one has been numbered and signed by Helen Oxenbury. The perfect life-time gift for any child, this stylish version of Carroll's unforgettable fantasy is ideal for children and adults to treasure forever. (Age 7 and over) --Susan Harrison --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I like making mince pies and my recipe is nicer and easier than most, but it cannot be done without Fiona Shaw reading Alice in Wonderland (Naxos, £10.99/offer £9.89). Following the Mad Hatter's Budget Party this week, Alice in Wonderland is the ideal listening for those of us who now know - really know, not just in our boots, but right down to our hand-knitted Santa socks, that this Government makes up the rules as it goes along. Plan? Prudence? Prosperity? This is the Queen's croquet ground ... --Jeanette Winterson, The Times --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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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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