Illustrated by John Tenniel
Tumbling headlong down a rabbit-hole, Alice enters the magical underground kingdom of Wonderland. These classic stories remain a childhood favourite.
'These ground-breaking books not only changed the face of children's literature, but of humorous writing for adults'
Tumbling headlong down a rabbit-hole, Alice enters the magical underground kingdom of Wonderland. Here, she changes size at inconvenient moments, plays croquet with the Queen of Hearts and stumbles upon the Mad Hatter’s tea-party. In her second adventure, through the looking-glass, Alice finds that life is a game of chess, in which she is a pawn.
This 2-volume set, quarter-bound in cloth, features the original illustrations by John Tenniel.
Two volumes bound in quarter cloth
Original illustrations by John Tenniel
272 pages with 94 integrated line drawings
Book size: 8¾" x 5½"
The White Rabbit put on his spectacles. 'Where shall I begin, please your Majesty?' he asked.
'Begin at the beginning,' the King said gravely, 'and go on till you come to the end: then stop.'
Tumbling headlong down a rabbit-hole, Alice enters the magical underground kingdom of Wonderland. Here, apart from changing size at inconvenient moments, she plays croquet with the Queen of Hearts before stumbling upon the Mad Hatter's tea-party. In her second adventure, through the looking-glass, she finds that life is a game of chess, in which she is the pawn. 'Curiouser and curiouser.'
Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) was in born in Cheshire, England. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was published in 1865 (written to entertain Alice Liddell, daughter of the Dean of Christ Church) and Through the Looking-Glass appeared in 1872.
‘Wickedly funny word play and brilliant visual imagery, Alice in Wonderland has both in Spades. Or perhaps I should say Hearts. The great finale played out on the croquet lawn with disaffected flamingos as mallets and disappearing hedgehogs as balls and the Queen of Hearts commanding "Off with their heads!" to cards who have no heads and a Cheshire cat who has no body, still makes me laugh out loud. Now I'm a so-called grown-up, I recognise the novel as a parody of adult attitudes and form of government. As a child, I loved it for its mystery and adventure and, of course, the unique Tenniel drawings.’
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Review by anon on 22nd Jun 2016
"Fantastic edition and a comfortable size too. Tenniel's woodcuts are printed in red ink which makes for a nice contrast - the size and positioning of the images is also perfect. If you haven't rea..." [read more]
Review by anon on 1st Aug 2015
Review by joutsen on 5th Feb 2013
"A very handsome edition, with all the usual Folio qualities (like fine paper and binding). The text layout looks comfortable, with substantial margins. The binding is strong and sturdy. Personally I w..." [read more]