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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. RARE VERSION ILLUSTRATED by Arthur Rackham. With a Poem by Austin Dobson

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  • Sales Rank:1,006,741
  • Format:Kindle eBook
  • Language:English (Published)
  • Media:Kindle Edition
  • Pages:74
  • Publication Date:December 11, 2009
  • ASIN:B0030ILXX2

Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis
VERY RARE ILLUSTRATED VERSION!!! One of the most famous novels of all time...this very rare version is wonderfully Illustrated with classic 1907 old-style prints by world-famous artist, Arthur R Rackham. Rackham has enhanced much children's literature with his enchanting, yet haunting and dreamlike style, which has been much imitated. This version has his "Gryphon and the Mock-Turtle" painting on the cover. It also has an intro poem by Austin Dobson.
Amazon.com Review
Source of legend and lyric, reference and conjecture, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is for most children pure pleasure in prose. While adults try to decipher Lewis Carroll's putative use of complex mathematical codes in the text, or debate his alleged use of opium, young readers simply dive with Alice through the rabbit hole, pursuing "The dream-child moving through a land / Of wonders wild and new." There they encounter the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts, the Mock Turtle, and the Mad Hatter, among a multitude of other characters--extinct, fantastical, and commonplace creatures. Alice journeys through this Wonderland, trying to fathom the meaning of her strange experiences. But they turn out to be "curiouser and curiouser," seemingly without moral or sense.

For more than 130 years, children have reveled in the delightfully non-moralistic, non-educational virtues of this classic. In fact, at every turn, Alice's new companions scoff at her traditional education. The Mock Turtle, for example, remarks that he took the "regular course" in school: Reeling, Writhing, and branches of Arithmetic-Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision. Carroll believed John Tenniel's illustrations were as important as his text. Naturally, Carroll's instincts were good; the masterful drawings are inextricably tied to the well-loved story. (All ages) --Emilie Coulter

Synopsis
VERY RARE ILLUSTRATED VERSION!!! One of the most famous novels of all time...this very rare version is wonderfully Illustrated with classic 1907 old-style prints by world-famous artist, Arthur R Rackham. Rackham has enhanced much children's literature with his enchanting, yet haunting and dreamlike style, which has been much imitated. This version has his "Gryphon and the Mock-Turtle" painting on the cover. It also has an intro poem by Austin Dobson.

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