Annotated Alice The Definitive Edition

Hardcover | November 23, 1999

byLewis Carroll, Marina GardnerIllustratorJohn Tenniel

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For over half a century, Martin Gardner has established himself as one of the world''s leading authorities on Lewis Carroll. His Annotated Alice, first published in 1959, has over half a million copies in print around the world and is beloved by both families and scholars—for it was Gardner who first decoded many of the mathematical riddles and wordplay that lay ingeniously embedded in Carroll''s two classic stories, Alice''s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.

Forty years after this groundbreaking publication, Norton is proud to publish the Definitive Edition of The Annotated Alice, a work that combines the notes of Gardner''s 1959 edition with his 1990 volume, More Annotated Alice, as well as additional discoveries drawn from Gardner''s encyclopedic knowledge of the texts. Illustrated with John Tenniel''s classic, beloved art—along with many recently discovered Tenniel pencil sketches—The Annotated Alice will be Gardner''s most beautiful and enduring tribute to Carroll''s masterpieces yet.

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For over half a century, Martin Gardner has established himself as one of the world's leading authorities on Lewis Carroll. His Annotated Alice, first published in 1959, has over half a million copies in print around the world and is beloved by both families and scholars—for it was Gardner who first decoded many of the mathematical riddles and wordplay that lay ingeniously embedded in Carroll's tw...

Martin Gardner (1914-2010) is regarded as one of the world's leading experts on Lewis Carroll and his work. The author of more than a hundred books, he wrote the "Mathematical Games" column for Scientific American for twenty-five years and has been hailed by Douglas Hofstadter as "one of the great intellects produced in this country in this century."

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 10.3 × 8.9 × 1 inPublished:November 23, 1999Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393048470

ISBN - 13:9780393048476

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great way of revisiting a classic Of all the classics of children's literature, the two Alice books by Lewis Carroll are among the most bizarre and enigmatic. A mathematician and logician, Carroll peppered his stories with puzzles, wordplay and parodies of poems that are now remembered only for Carroll's satires of them. Martin Gardner, a popular writer on mathematics and puzzles, has taken Carroll's original text and explained its many intricacies. Gardner makes a point of avoiding psychological or allegorical interpretations of the Alice stories, instead concentrating on the puzzling tricks and strange poems that Carroll springs on his heroine. The analysis of the infamous poem Jabberwocky is worth the price of the book alone.
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