- Paperback: 464 pages
- Publisher: Broadview Press; 1 edition (15 December 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1554812410
- ISBN-13: 978-1554812417
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.7 x 21.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 358 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 122,434 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass Paperback – 30 Nov 2015
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland appeals to all new generations, and Richard Kelly's edition is a fresh and fitting jamboree for our time. For the first time, it gives us in a single book both Lewis Carroll's early version of Alice's Adventures Under Ground and the full version of the story. It encapsulates the major theories of what the book means, and it provides photographs that Carroll took and excerpts from his diaries and letters; it also offers examples of early reviews, imitations, parodies, and recollections of the author. Altogether it is a splendid cornucopia that is bound to become the ultimate Alice for us and for generations to come. - Morton N. Cohen, Professor Emeritus, City University of New York, author of Lewis Carroll: A Biography, and editor of The Selected Letters of Lewis Carroll
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First published in 1865, Alices Adventures in Wonderland began as a story told to Alice Liddell and her two sisters on a boating trip in July 1862. The novel follows Alice down a rabbit-hole and into a world of strange and wonderful characters who constantly turn everything upside down with their mind-boggling logic, word play, and fantastic parodies. The sequel, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, was published in 1871, and was both a popular success and appreciated by critics for its wit and philosophical sophistication.
Along with both novels and the original Tenniel illustrations, this edition includes Carrolls earlier story Alices Adventures Under Ground. Appendices include Carrolls photographs of the Liddell sisters, materials on film and television adaptations, selections from other looking-glass books for children, and The Wasp in a Wig, an originally deleted section of Through the Looking-Glass.
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First, the cover is gorgeous but it's not "hardcover" (see photo). It's a lovely soft cover, covered with leather which is partially embossed; the gold lettering appears to be painted on. The back cover is just as well made and embossed as well.
Second, this is the full version of both stories, not an "abridged" version.
The generous illustrations are beautifully done.
I can't believe this book is only $10!
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Naturally, the tale of Alice in Wonderland (told in two books; Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass) is definitely a fun, unique tale that appeals to children and adults alike, so of course I wanted to own a quality copy of it! I like how this edition contains both books and is hardcover with a simple cover design that looks timeless and elegant on my bookshelf. The book is full of useful notes and information in edition to having the tale; plus it contains the classic illustrations too! The paper is very high quality, the printing very attractive, and overall it was well worth the $10 I spent on it. I thought it was such an attractive edition that I bought one for my sister, who is a collector of the various editions of this tale. I've no complaints except that I don't really care for how rough the fabric is; it's not very nice to hold in your bare hands in my opinion, and it makes a sound when it's placed on the shelf next to other cloth-bound hardcovers from the penguin classics series, so those are two things to keep in mind. I personally would have preferred either a softer fabric or for the books to have been bound in hard-backed pleather.
First I want to talk about this beautiful edition of the book released by Barnes & Nobles. It is a purple/pink leather bound with the edges in silver color and it has lots of beautiful illustrations that helps a lot in understanding the story better. The papers are thick and very durable and made of great quality. The book has two stories Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. I have read the first many years back but it is the first time I read the second one.
The story of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is such a delight to revisit again. It is as charming as it was when I read it first time, maybe I am loving it even more today. It is funny, colorful and sometimes dark if you think of it. I absolutely adore the curiosity of Alice regarding her surroundings and love it when she keeps talking to herself and reacting to that! The characters in both stories are so well crafted, each and every character of them. I love the first story more and I would give it a complete five star while the second one is more of a three and half or four star but still it has its own charm as well.
Although I love Disney's anime film and also Johnny Depp's movie but I still feel that Alice in Wonderland has not been turned into a feature film that is true to the book. I would love to see that happen in the future. This classic is one of those which is still regarded as one of the best adventure books that is enjoyed by children and adults equally. Lewis Carroll's story is truly an immortal one.