Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking-GlassRating: Rated 4.5 stars (112 reviews)
Author: Lewis Carroll
Publisher: MacMay
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Both of the original Lewis Carroll tales Alice in Wonderland written in 1865 and Alice Through the Looking-Glass written in 1872.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass are classic works of nonsense literature written by English author Charles Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. The Adventures of Alice are considered a classic childrens books. They tell story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit-hole into a fantastic realm populated by peculiar and strange animals and people. Amazon.com Review

“And what is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “without pictures or conversations?”

Taking to heart his charming, insatiably curious heroine’s words, Lewis Carroll worked many long hours (days, months…) with illustrator Sir John Tenniel to create the most perfect pictures imaginable for what were to become instant classics: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. When thinking about Alice and her dreamy surrealistic adventures down the rabbit hole and behind the looking-glass, who can help picturing the golden-haired girl in her lilac dress and striped stockings, gazing up at the Cheshire Cat or arguing with Tweedledum and Tweedledee? Tenniel’s drawings remained black and white for over 40 years until 1911, when eight prints in each book were hand colored. Now, for the first time, every remaining illustration has been colored, making these the first editions to feature all of the original art in full color. Traditionalists need not worry: colorist Diz Wallis colored proofs taken from Tenniel’s carefully preserved woodblocks, remaining faithful to his original drawings. The beautiful tones of these new hardcover editions look as natural as can be; they could just as easily be from the 19th century. (Ages 9 and older) –Emilie Coulter

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