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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (Penguin Classics)

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Original, experimental, and unparalleled in their charm, Lewis Carroll?s?Alice?s Adventures in Wonderland?and?Through the Looking-Glass?and?What Alice Found There?have enchanted readers for generations. The topsy-turvy dream worlds of Wonderland and the Looking-Glass realm are full of the unexpected: A baby turns into a pig, time stands still at a ?mad? tea-party, and a chaotic game of chess turns seven-year-old Alice into a queen. These unforgettable tales?filled with sparkling wordplay and unbridled imagination?balance joyous nonsense with poignant moments of longing for the lost innocence of childhood.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide Authorsitative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary Authorss, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

 

About the Authors

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll, was a man of diverse interests – in mathematics, logic, photgraphy, art, theater, religion, medicine, and science. He was happiest in the company of children for whom he created puzzles, clever games, and charming letters.

As all Carroll admirers know, his book?Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland?(1865), became an immediate success and has since been translated into more than eighty languages. The equally popular sequel?Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, was published in 1872.

The?Alice?books are but one example of his wide ranging Authorsship.?The Hunting of the Snark, a classic nonsense epic (1876) and?Euclid and His Modern Rivals, a rare example of humorous work concerning mathematics, still entice and intrigue today’s students.?Sylvie and Bruno, published toward the end of his life contains startling ideas including an 1889 description of weightlessness.

The humor, sparkling wit and genius of this Victorian Englishman have lasted for more than a century. His books are among the most quoted works in the English language, and his influence (with that of his illustrator, Sir John Tenniel) can be seen everywhere, from the world of advertising to that of atomic physics.

Hugh Haughton?is a senior lecturer at the University of York. He edited Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s?Adventures in Wonderland?and?Through the Looking-Glass?for Penguin Classics.

 

  • Paperback:?448 pages
  • Publisher:?Penguin; Reissue edition (27 March 2003)
  • Language:?English
  • ISBN-10:?9780141439761
  • ISBN-13:?978-0141439761
  • ASIN:?0141439769
  • Product Dimensions:?12.9 x 2.6 x 19.7 cm
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Original, experimental, and unparalleled in their charm, Lewis Carroll?s?Alice?s Adventures in Wonderland?and?Through the Looking-Glass?and?What Alice Found There?have enchanted readers for generations. The topsy-turvy dream worlds of Wonderland and the Looking-Glass realm are full of the unexpected: A baby turns into a pig, time stands still at a ?mad? tea-party, and a chaotic game of chess turns seven-year-old Alice into a queen. These unforgettable tales?filled with sparkling wordplay and unbridled imagination?balance joyous nonsense with poignant moments of longing for the lost innocence of childhood.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide Authorsitative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary Authorss, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

 

About the Authors

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll, was a man of diverse interests – in mathematics, logic, photgraphy, art, theater, religion, medicine, and science. He was happiest in the company of children for whom he created puzzles, clever games, and charming letters.

As all Carroll admirers know, his book?Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland?(1865), became an immediate success and has since been translated into more than eighty languages. The equally popular sequel?Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, was published in 1872.

The?Alice?books are but one example of his wide ranging Authorsship.?The Hunting of the Snark, a classic nonsense epic (1876) and?Euclid and His Modern Rivals, a rare example of humorous work concerning mathematics, still entice and intrigue today’s students.?Sylvie and Bruno, published toward the end of his life contains startling ideas including an 1889 description of weightlessness.

The humor, sparkling wit and genius of this Victorian Englishman have lasted for more than a century. His books are among the most quoted works in the English language, and his influence (with that of his illustrator, Sir John Tenniel) can be seen everywhere, from the world of advertising to that of atomic physics.

Hugh Haughton?is a senior lecturer at the University of York. He edited Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s?Adventures in Wonderland?and?Through the Looking-Glass?for Penguin Classics.

 

  • Paperback:?448 pages
  • Publisher:?Penguin; Reissue edition (27 March 2003)
  • Language:?English
  • ISBN-10:?9780141439761
  • ISBN-13:?978-0141439761
  • ASIN:?0141439769
  • Product Dimensions:?12.9 x 2.6 x 19.7 cm

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Title

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (Penguin Classics)

Pages

448

Publisher

Penguin; Reissue edition (27 March 2003)

Language

English

ISBN-10

9.78014E 12

ISBN-13

978-0141439761

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