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Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

by Lewis Carroll

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | May 19, 1992 | Hardcover

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland is rated 3.9231 out of 5 by 13.

"What is the use of a book," thought Alice, "without pictures?"

For over 125 years John Tenniel's superb illustrations for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland have been the perfect complement to Lewis Carroll's timeless story. In that time Alice has been illustrated by numerous artists, but not one has come close to matching the universal appeal of the original pictures.

This is the first Alice to reproduce Ternniel's exquisite drawings from prints taken directly from the original wood engravings. Here, Tenniel's fine line work is far crisper, delicate shadings are reproduced with more subtlety, and details never seen before are now visible.

Like most nineteenth-century children's books, the pictures for Alice were created by transferring the artist's drawings to woodblocks, But with Alice, the original blocks served as masters from which metal plates were made for printing. Unfortunately, these plates deteriorated from the repeated pressure applied during printing, and over time, many of the fine lines in Tenniel's pictures simply vanished altogether.As the year-, passed, the original woodblocks disappeared and were believed lost; then, in 1985 they were discovered in a London bank vault.

Now, for the first time, prints from these woodblocks have been used to produce a deluxe gift edition with clearer, more detailed images than have ever been seen before. At last, readers can see the Alice that Carroll and Tenniel had originally envisioned.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 208 pages, 8.5 × 8.75 × 0.67 in

Published: May 19, 1992

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0688110878

ISBN - 13: 9780688110871

Found in: Fairy Tales, Fairy Tales
Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Was unsure if both books I purchased this for my daughter for Christmas I was actually looking for stand alone Alice Through the Looking Glass. I was quite surprised at the size of the book. My daughter indicates that both stories are in book and in addition some poems by the author. She enjoyed.
Date published: 2013-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Absolutely Intelligent Read So there's not much to say , everyone knows Alice in wonderland from when we were all little kids, but in university our Philosophy professor brought this book to class and started reading parts of it that was totally mind boggling and the use of words and riddles that Lewis Carroll wrote were absolutely amazing and brilliant, which made me realize that this little book, not abridged by the way, was never given the proper read and looking more in depth into as it should be, so I bought this book and I will tell you one thing. Not only does it remind you of your childhood but it also tells you that no matter what age you are, you can always read this book, AND on an ever more important note, this book will leave you thinking just like if you were actually reading a philosophy book, but in a fun and creative way. Definitely recommend this book. 
Date published: 2013-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Have! I love Alice in Wonderland and I just picked up this book to replace my other copy of the two stories which has been used so much its falling apart! The stories are ones that should be shared with the world! Lovely copy too! Small, and can be stored away in any bag for those of us who read on the go!
Date published: 2011-05-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from One of the best children's story I've ever read,...as an adult. Lewis Carrol's erie and delightful children's story is a great piece of canon literature. This edition is illustrated by Cinzia Ratto. The modern artwork and large typeface make it a great edition for children, especially those who've just seen the new Tim Burton movie and are now curious to read the book. This edition doesn't contain "Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There," the sequil to this work. Instead, this edition contains another work of Carroll's, "The Hunting of the Snark." It's one I've never read, but I am definitely going to pick through now.
Date published: 2010-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great The book was great reading-it contained the entire story. The pictures were accurate representations of what was described by the author. The hard cover and the ribboned book mark make the book a great buy that will last for a very long time.
Date published: 2009-10-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good book well writen book
Date published: 2009-06-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Soso My first impressions of this book were that it was like reading C.S. Lewis on cheap drugs. The events are complete non sequiturs and the changes in plot are worse. It appears to be a spoiled child wandering in a world she does not understand, nor is willing to learn about - unlike Lucy in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe who seeks to understand the local customs and circumstances. The book is very easy to read but it leaves distaste in my literary mouth. I know it is considered a classic but I just do not see it, and if I did not have to read it for school I would not have bothered to finish it. (First written as Journal Reading Notes in 1999.)
Date published: 2008-12-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Soso My first impressions of this book were that it was like reading C.S. Lewis on cheap drugs. The events are complete non sequiturs and the changes in plot are worse. It appears to be a spoiled child wandering in a world she does not understand, nor is willing to learn about - unlike Lucy in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe who seeks to understand the local customs and circumstances. The book is very easy to read but it leaves distaste in my literary mouth. I know it is considered a classic but I just do not see it, and if I did not have to read it for school I would not have bothered to finish it. (First written as Journal Reading Notes in 1999.)
Date published: 2008-12-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A nice read A genre of fiction; fantasy. It was a pleasure to read.
Date published: 2008-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Beautiful Work of Art I literally just bought this book and I am sooo thrilled with my purchase! Alice in Wonderland has always been a favorite childhood story of mine, but the way that it is visually presented in this pop-up adaptation, is just incredible. More a collector's item than a children's book, the piece is stunning. I think I've just become both a new pop-up book collector and Robert Sabuda fan :)
Date published: 2004-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Alice Made Amazing This is an exellent pair of c.d.'s. Includes background music, numerous sound effects and a variety of voices provided by the reader. I reccomend this item to anyone who likes the Alice books or anyone who is searching for a new fantasy book to listen to. Even though I am only ten, I think some young adults may enjoy it too.
Date published: 2003-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderland is wonderful My daughter and I shared this wonderful story which never gets old. Whether it is your first time reading the story or your tenth, there is always something new to discover or to appreciate. All the strange, humourous, and exciting adventures can be enjoyed on so many levels and by all ages. This is a story to read again and again and to share with someone special, like I did with my daughter.
Date published: 2000-08-04

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Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

by Lewis Carroll

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 208 pages, 8.5 × 8.75 × 0.67 in

Published: May 19, 1992

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0688110878

ISBN - 13: 9780688110871

From the Publisher

"What is the use of a book," thought Alice, "without pictures?"

For over 125 years John Tenniel's superb illustrations for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland have been the perfect complement to Lewis Carroll's timeless story. In that time Alice has been illustrated by numerous artists, but not one has come close to matching the universal appeal of the original pictures.

This is the first Alice to reproduce Ternniel's exquisite drawings from prints taken directly from the original wood engravings. Here, Tenniel's fine line work is far crisper, delicate shadings are reproduced with more subtlety, and details never seen before are now visible.

Like most nineteenth-century children's books, the pictures for Alice were created by transferring the artist's drawings to woodblocks, But with Alice, the original blocks served as masters from which metal plates were made for printing. Unfortunately, these plates deteriorated from the repeated pressure applied during printing, and over time, many of the fine lines in Tenniel's pictures simply vanished altogether.As the year-, passed, the original woodblocks disappeared and were believed lost; then, in 1985 they were discovered in a London bank vault.

Now, for the first time, prints from these woodblocks have been used to produce a deluxe gift edition with clearer, more detailed images than have ever been seen before. At last, readers can see the Alice that Carroll and Tenniel had originally envisioned.

About the Author

Lewis Carroll (the pseudonym of the Rev. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) was a mathematics lecturer at Oxford University, but he is better known to the world as the author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-glass (1871), as well as The Hunting of the Snark (1876).

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A little girl falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a world of nonsensical and amusing characters

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8

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