Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) is a novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar and anthropomorphic creatures. The tale is filled with allusions to Dodgson's friends. The tale plays with logic in ways that have given the story lasting popularity with adults as well as children. It is considered to be one of the most characteristic examples of the genre of literary nonsense, and its narrative course and structure have been enormously influential, mainly in the fantasy genre. The book is commonly referred to by the abbreviated title Alice in Wonderland, an alternative title popularized by the numerous stage, film and television adaptations of the story produced over the years.
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 CoulterFrom the Publisher:
This book is perfect for AP classes and is often selected for inclusion on the AP exam. The notes, reading pointers, and vocabulary in this addition will also help students at a lower reading level get the most out of these classics.
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Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1985. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Includes dust jacket. Neat dedication on the opening page. Slight shelfwear to the dust jacket. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0006557315
Descrizione libro Bell & Hyman, UK, 1985. Hardback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good Clipped. Alice B. Woodward and Sue Shields (illustratore). First Thus. Very good clean tight book - no marks etc. Jacket is good clipped - slightly stretched. Otherwise clean. No tears etc. A total of sixteen colour plates. Originally published in 1920. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Children. Codice libro della libreria 006797
Descrizione libro Bell & Hyman, Uk, 1985. Hardback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good Clipped. Alice B Woodward and Sue Shields (illustratore). First Thus. Very good clean tight book.Light bumps to corners. No inscriptions etc. Jacket is clipped, has a light crease to back. Illustrations by Alice B Woodward and Sue Shields. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Children. Codice libro della libreria 008119
Descrizione libro Bell & Hyman Limited, London, 1985. Printed Laminated Boards. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Woodward, Alice B.; Shields, Sue (illustratore). First in this Edition. - 252 mm. Printed laminated hardcover. Illustrated. Line drawings. Colour plates. Pp. 127. Minor edge wear to DJ. Overall, VG / VG. Codice libro della libreria 003809
Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1985. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. this copy has a solid tight binding and clean unmarked pages.light wear to the dust cover edges. Codice libro della libreria 00462052
Descrizione libro Bell & Hyman, London, 1985. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: fine. 127 p., 16 unpaginated pages of color illustrations; 25 cm. Yellow paper over boards with black spine and cover titles; color illustration on each board. Yellow dust jacket repeating cover printing and illustrations. Small label on front flap: "Imported by Salem House" with price. These illustrations first appeared in 1920 in an edition published by George Bell & Sons. Alice B. Woodward (1862-1951) specialized in both children's book illustration and scientific illustration. Book and dust jacket are in Fine Condition: clean and bright. Codice libro della libreria 003829