The adventures of Pooh, Piglet and friends in an exquisite illustrated edition.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
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’
- 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.
Two volumes quarter-bound in blocked cloth with printed paper sides
Set in Bell
272 pages with 93 integrated red line drawings
8¾˝ 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.’
- Rachel Billington, author
About Lewis Carroll
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