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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 --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
wonderland revisited Spanish illustrator Angel Dominguez fills an unabridged edition of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with 75 watercolors, most of them closely packed with lush oversized flowers, strange creatures and winding vines reminiscent of Art Nouveau-often against bizarrely serene pastoral backgrounds. Exotic birds and animals, such as peacocks and zebras, wander through the picture frame. While the illustrations bring out the text's absurdity, pretty-in-pink Alice provides a counterpoint not of normalcy but of sentimentality.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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This classic proves enjoyable for all ages; returning to Lewis Carroll’s tales was in fact even more fun as an adult. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Avid Reader
A nice new version of this age-old favourite, which gets a new lease of life from the lovely illustrations included in this version. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Hypnotist 101
Another classic brought back to life with an eclectic collection of illustrations. Lovely presentation of this old favourite.Published 5 months ago by ela34
Great edition of one of my favorite books of all time. The choice of new illustrations combined with the Tenniel sketches made for an enjoyable read.Published 5 months ago by Big Apple
Lewis Carroll had such an imagination! His logic made no sense, his sense of humor a little dark; That is why I love this story. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sara L.