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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass - 98 edition

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass - 98 edition

ISBN13: 9780141439761

ISBN10: 0141439769

Alice
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Published: 1998
International: No
Alice

ISBN13: 9780141439761

ISBN10: 0141439769

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 98

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Summary

'I had sent my heroine straight down a rabbit-hole, to begin with, without the least idea what was to happen afterwards.' Wrote Charles Dodgson famously describing how the world of Alice was conjured one 'golden afternoon' to entertain his child-friend Alice Liddell. Alices's Adventures in Wonderland appeared under the pseudonym of Lewis Carroll, in 1866 and was joined by Through the Looking Glass in 1872. In them the antics of the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter and the Red Queen are played out bizarrely at Victorian tea-parties, on croquet lawns and chess boards. Carroll's nonsense classics provide readers of all ages with a double window on the wonderlands of childhood and adulthood. As Hugh Haughton writes in his Introduction, 'Carroll should be played with modernist novelists Proust, Joyce and Woolf, as well as the Oedipal father of modern childhood, the psychoanalyst Freud, as part of a cultural movement placing the child's story at the heart of adult culture'.

This edition also reproduces Carroll's manuscript version Alice's Adventures under Ground (1864) with pencil illustrations by the author and reprints his essay 'Alice on the Stage' written for The Theatre in 1887.

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