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

Lewis Carroll

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.

$69.95
$69.95
Add To Wish List
‘These ground-breaking books not only changed the face of children’s literature, but of humorous writing for adults’
  1. Sunday Times

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 two-volume set, quarter-bound in cloth, features the original illustrations by John Tenniel.

Production Details

Two volumes quarter-bound in blocked cloth with printed paper sides

Set in Bell

272 pages with 93 integrated red line drawings

Plain slipcase

˝ x 5½˝

A strange and humorous journey

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.’ 
  1. Rachel Billington, author

About Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll is the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, who was born in the village of Daresbury, England, on 27 January 1832. The third of eleven children, he was raised in his clergyman father’s rectory for much of his youth. A talented mathematician and voracious reader, Dodgson attended Richmond Grammar School and Rugby School before studying and later lecturing at Christ Church College, Oxford. His early writing included essays, poetry and pamphlets, but it was his children’s books that would earn him fame. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland began life as a story for Alice Liddell, daughter of the Dean of Christ Church, Henry George Liddell. After regaling Alice and her friends with the tale on a boating trip, he was persuaded to write it down as a keepsake. Family friends eventually persuaded Dodgson to seek publication, and the book was published by Macmillan in 1865 under his pen name. It quickly became hugely popular and was followed by the sequel, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, in 1871. Alice went on to become one of the best-selling children’s books in the world.

Loading...

You May Also Like

  1. The Hundred and One Dalmatians

    The Hundred and One Dalmatians

    Dodie Smith

    Illustrated by Sara Ogilvie

    $94.95

    Dodie Smith’s classic children’s tale, The Hundred and One Dalmatians, in a stunning Folio collector’s edition, lavishly illustrated by the award-winning Sara Ogilvie and introduced by Jacqueline Wilson.

  2. Bestsellers
    How to See Fairies

    How to See Fairies

    Charles van Sandwyk

    Illustrated by Charles van Sandwyk

    $94.95

    The inhabitants of the fairy realm are beautifully imagined in Charles van Sandwyk’s tales; exquisitely illustrated and brought together as a collection for the first time by The Folio Society.

  3. The Velveteen Rabbit

    The Velveteen Rabbit

    Margery Williams

    Illustrated by William Nicholson

    $74.95

    Margery Williams’s affectionate tale of enduring love, The Velveteen Rabbit, has been faithfully reproduced in this beautifully designed new Folio collector’s edition.