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Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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  • Seller:Stanford Specialty Books
  • Sales Rank:1,651,278
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Hardcover
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:152
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):3.3
  • Dimensions (in):11.2 x 11.1 x 0.6
  • Publication Date:July 1, 2012
  • ISBN:0985878401
  • EAN:9780985878405
  • ASIN:0985878401
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Synopsis

According to Harold Bloom, Lewis Carroll redefined children’s books: Alice is the most mature, intelligent, and reflective character, hounded by petulant, stupid, and petty grown-ups. Descendants of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, today’s children’s books typically contrast the inquisitive intelligence of children with the oppressive immaturity of adults. Many artists and writers have created their own versions of this timeless story. They include countless stage adaptations, eleven Hollywood film versions, and a rock opera by Marilyn Manson. No other children’s book has been accorded such creative reinvention.

    Inspired by the 1865 edition illustrated by Sir John Tenniel and the 1907 edition illustrated by Arthur Rackham, Maggie Taylor fuses European iconography, Victorian portraiture, and early photography with Surrealism, digital technology, and contemporary American art to create a unique artist’s book that is a work of art in itself. Accompanied by Carroll’s full text, Taylor’s illustrations are composited from original images, many of them nineteenth century daguerreotypes and tintypes, and re-imagined through a digital lens. A one-of-a-kind item for Lewis Carroll and Maggie Taylor collectors, this book is also perfect for anyone who wishes to relive the joy and wonder of the great masterpiece that has inspired generations of children and adults.

Amazon.com Review
Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has continuously delighted readers, young and old, for more than a century. This classic tale, interpreted by many outstanding artists over the years, is a remarkable story of one little girl who embarks on possibly one of the most amazing adventures in literary history. In this stunning special edition, Helen Oxenbury turns her hand to what is certainly no small project and has succeeded in surpassing expectation. More abundantly illustrated than other editions of the same work, this unabridged version is packed with contemporary and accessible interpretations of the kaleidoscope of characters--the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts--who have each captured the imaginations of generations of children. Alice herself is portrayed as a thoroughly modern miss--casually dressed, personable, and spirited--and her surroundings are brought to effervescent life with a warmth, depth, and distinctive sense of humor that perfectly complement the shenanigans of the topsy-turvy world of Wonderland. (Ages 7 and older) --Susan Harrison, Amazon.co.uk

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