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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass By Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

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The two 'Alice' books are masterpieces of carefree nonsense for children and also embody layers of satire and allusion and mathematical, linguistic, and philosophical jokes. This new edition explores their complex status and the many interpretations of them, taking account of the most recent research and critical opinion.
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll

'But I don't want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked. 'Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat. 'We're all mad here.' The 'Alice' books are two of the most translated, most quoted, and best-known books in the world, but what exactly are they? Apparently delightful, innocent fantasies for children, they are also complex textures of mathematical, linguistic, and philosophical jokes. Alice's encounters with the White Rabbit, the Cheshire-Cat, the King and Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter, Tweedledum and Tweedledee and many other extraordinary characters have made them masterpieces of carefree nonsense, yet they also appeal to adults on a quite different level. Layers of satire, allusion, and symbolism about Victorian culture and politics, as well as revelations about the intricate subconscious problems of their author, add to their fascination and make them impossible to classify. This new edition explores the phenomenal range of reference, and the paradoxical appeal of two of the most inventive books in world literature. It also includes an episode removed by Carroll from the proofs of Through the Looking-Glass, called 'The Wasp in a Wig'. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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OUP's edition makes a decent fist of contextualising and explaining a book that appeals to adults and children. * Colin Waters, Sunday Herald *

About Lewis Carroll


Peter Hunt has written or edited around 20 books on children's literature, and more than 150 articles. He was awarded the Brothers Grimm Award for services to children's literature in 2003. He is one of the editors of the Norton Anthology of Children's Literature (2005) and his other books include An Introduction to Children's Literature (OUP, 1994), Children's Literature: An Illustrated History (OUP, 1995), Children's Literature 1802-1902, An Anthology (Blackwell, 2000) and Children's Literature, A Guide (Blackwell, 2001).

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GOR009384716
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll
Oxford World's Classics
Used - Like New
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2009-09-10
352
0199558299
9780199558292
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.