World Famous Comics: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (The Ultimate Illustrated Edition) |
| Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (The Ultimate Illustrated Edition) |
|By: Lewis Carroll|
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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Feature: Hardcover with dust jacket
Number of Items: 1
Number of Pages: 202
Publication Date: October 01, 1989
Release Date: October 01, 1989
Studio: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
- Hardcover with dust jacket
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This book was originally published in 1907. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland tells the tale of a young girl who falls down a rabbit hole into a land of dream-like fantasy. Here the story is decorated with the charming, cherub-like illustrations of Bessie Pease Gutmann. Pook press are reprinting this work so that it can be enjoyed by another generation of children and adults alike.
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, among 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 reveled 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 are inextricably tied to the well-loved story. (All ages) --Emilie Coulter
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