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Lewis Carroll's: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Carroll, Lewis

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ISBN 10: 0520048156 / ISBN 13: 9780520048157
Published by Univ of California Pr, Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1982
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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"Stated First Printing 1982." 1st thus. "The Penneyroyal Edition as designed and illustrated by Barry Moser." DJ has a shrot closed tear bottom rear spine corner, else minor shelf rubbing to DJ. If this book is being mailed outside of the US, there will be an additional $10.00 for mailing. Bookseller Inventory # 005472

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Title: Lewis Carroll's: Alice's Adventures in ...

Publisher: Univ of California Pr, Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Hard Cover-Oversize

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

Sterling Publishing welcomes our new partnership with the legendary artist Robert Ingpen. For his first title in a brand-new affiliation with Sterling, renowned children’s artist Robert Ingpen presents a lush new edition of one of the world’s most famous stories: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Lewis Carroll’s classic began as a tale told to a group of children on a picnic in 1862. Three years later, it was finally published, and its curious effect of half-dream, half-nightmare instantly captured the imagination of readers of all ages.

This new edition brings together the unabridged text with more than 70 stunning illustrations by Ingpen, each reflecting the artist’s unique style and extraordinary imagination and the spirit of this eternally popular masterpiece.

 

 

Review:

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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