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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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Includes Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass. Through wordplay, parody and logical and philosophical puzzles, Carroll engenders a variety of sub-texts, teasing, ominous or melancholy. For all the surface playfulness, there is meaning everywhere.
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

With an Introduction and Notes by Michael Irwin, Professor of English Literature, University of Kent at Canterbury

This selection of Carroll's works includes Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass, both containing the famous illustrations by Sir John Tenniel. No greater books for children have ever been written. The simple language, dreamlike atmosphere, and fantastical characters are as appealing to young readers today as ever they were.

Meanwhile, however, these apparently simple stories have become recognised as adult masterpieces, and extraordinary experiments, years ahead of their time, in Modernism and Surrealism. Through wordplay, parody and logical and philosophical puzzles, Carroll engenders a variety of sub-texts, teasing, ominous or melancholy. For all the surface playfulness there is meaning everywhere. The author reveals himself in glimpses.

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With an Introduction and Notes by Michael Irwin, Professor of English Literature, University of Kent at Canterbury

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GOR000277888
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll
Wordsworth Classics
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Wordsworth Editions Ltd
1992-05-05
288
1853260029
9781853260025
Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003 Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
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