Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

byLewis CarrollIllustratorJohn Tenniel

January 3, 2013|
Alice's Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
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An accomplished mathematician and photographer, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-98), writing under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll, transformed children''s literature with this world-famous classic. First published in 1865, this tale of the topsy-turvy was originally created to entertain the young Alice Liddell and her sisters during a picnic in the summer of 1862. The humour with which Dodgson enlivened his mathematical works is exploited to the full here: many of the now-familiar nonsense songs and poems in the story are parodies of contemporary works, and there are a number of allusions to mathematical concepts in the text. The illustrations by Punch cartoonist Sir John Tenniel (1820-1914) depict the cast of much-loved characters - including the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter - with a brilliance which perfectly enhances Dodgson''s gently satirical fantasy. In its universal appeal, the story remains unsurpassed.
Born in Daresbury, England,in 1832, Charles Luthwidge Dodgson is better known by his pen mane of Lewis Carroll. He became a minister of the Church of England and a lecturer in mathematics at Christ Church College, Oxford. He was the author, under his own name, of An Elementary Treatise on Determinants (1867), Symbolic Logic (1896), and...
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Title:Alice's Adventures In Wonderland
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:210 pages, 8.5 X 5.51 X 0.47 in
Shipping dimensions:210 pages, 8.5 X 5.51 X 0.47 in
Published:January 3, 2013
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781108059589

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