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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

1865 . Fantasy & Adventure, Children's, Fiction . Lewis Carroll, Mervyn Peake, Will Self

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Everyone

About the book

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Carroll's classic stories reunited with Peake's celebrated illustrations, restored for the first time to their original glory. In the 1940s, Gormenghast trilogy author Mervyn Peake was commissioned to produce a series of seventy pen-and-ink drawings to accompany Lewis Carroll's two classics, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. Previously admired for his illustrations of Treasure Island and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Peake set to work, producing such luminous, eccentric images that Graham Greene would later refer to him as 'the first artist since Tenniel to recast Alice in a contemporary mould.' In these editions, Peake's marvelous illustrations, many of them originally drawn on poor quality wartime paper, have been meticulously reproduced as they were meant to be seen. Thanks to a combination of old-fashioned craft and cutting-edge computer technology, the delightful images shine for the first time in over two decades alongside Carroll's fantastically eccentric text. With introductions by modern literary masters Will Self and Zadie Smith, these beautifully designed and printed books are the perfect gift for adults and children alike.

Year:

1865

Language:

English

Publisher:

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Pages:

172

ISBN:

1582341745 (ISBN13: 9781582341743)

Reviews

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Kelly Wang

2 months ago

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Even though it’s classified as a children’s book, the story behind it is much deeper than a child’s story. Absolutely love the story - no matter as a kid or as an adult.

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Claudette Murray

5 months ago

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Great writing and witty.

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Alexa Bys

7 months ago

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A childhood classic that’s just as enjoyable to go back and read again