Alice in Wonderland (originally published as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Charles Lutwidge Dodson, under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll) has been continuously in print since its publication in 1866. It was the first, and still one of the best, absurdist fantasies for children, and continues to delight children and adults alike. Many of its main characters--the Cheshire cat, the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit--are now simply a part of our culture, and allusions to Alice's story are common throughout the past century of literature. This edition is the complete, unabridged, original story, in a handsome new edition featuring, on the cover, a 21st century innovation: a word cloud showing the relative frequency of individual words and phrases within the complete text.
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