The Nursery Alice (Collected Works of Lewis Carroll)

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The Nursery "Alice" brings the classic story of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to the youngest of readers, with all the beauty and all the silliness of the original. The English Rose edition: Sir John Tenniel's original illustrations have been exceptionally improved and coloured in The Nursery "Alice" making the book all the more attractive and inspiring to younger audiences. Each character is beautifully drawn and described, as Alice wends her way through Wonderland, and the language is especially adapted so that it is easy for young children to understand. This English Rose edition is a high quality, beautiful piece with enhanced images, clear formatting and loving attention to detail. English Rose love books and think that every one is special, so our editions will always be distinctive, professional and unique. Visit English Rose at www.englishrosebooks.co.uk and view our other titles and new releases. The History of "Alice": The story of Alice first appeared in print as a manuscript entitled Alice's Adventures Under Ground, written by Lewis Carroll between 1862-4 and featuring illustrations by the author. It was rewritten and published as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) in 1865 with illustrations by Sir John Tenniel. The Nursery "Alice" was first published in 1890, 25 years after the original Alice. Rewritten by Carroll, it included 20 of Tenniel's original illustrations enlarged and coloured, and was the first colour edition of any Alice book. It also featured a new cover illustrated by E. Gertrude Thomson.

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 An enchanting adaptation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland for younger readers, with the original preface and advertisements

"I wrote to Macmillan to suggest a new idea: a 'Nursery Edition' of Alice with pictures printed in." Lewis Carroll's diary, 15th February, 1881

The Nursery Alice, originally published by Macmillan & Co. in 1890, was the very first color edition of Alice. It was intended, wrote Carroll, "to be read by Children aged from Nought to Five. To be read? Nay, not so! Say rather to be thumbed, to be cooed over, to be dogs'-eared, to be rumpled, to be kissed . . ." With this new, younger readership in mind, Carroll rewrote Alice, simplifying and abridging the original text, while Tenniel redrew, enlarged, and colored 20 of his iconic illustrations. The resulting book is a delightfully engaging experience, readers prompted to interact not only with the story but also with the images and even the physical book itself, in a way that is thoroughly modern. Gloriously reproduced for the anniversary year, the present edition retains every word of the original and restores the exquisite delicacy of Tenniel's artwork—lost in reproductions across the decades—along with the delightful cover artwork by Emily Gertrude Thomson, a placeholder ribbon, and gold page edges. This gem of a book is the perfect introduction to Alice, a delight for readers of every age.

About the Author:

Lewis Carroll was the pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (18321898), a mathematician famous for his books for children. The Alice stories were written for Alice Liddell, the daughter of the dean of his college. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There (1872) have been loved by adults and children ever since. Sir John Tenniel (18201914) was a Victorian topical cartoonist, caricaturist, and illustrator. Famous during his life for his contributions to the satirical magazine Punch, he is best remembered today for his work in Alice.

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