Alice In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll


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Hodder & Stoughton, 1932. Centenary Edition. 12 tipped in colour plates illustrated by Gwynedd M Hudson. Spine faded, some of the plates slightly loose, but no damage to binding, quality of plates or paper. A very good copy of a highly collectable edition of Carrol's classic work.

Produced in 1932 for the Centenary of Lewis Carroll's birth, a wonderful example of his classic phantasmagorical tale. 

'In the Alice books, there is the feeling that Wonderland is Alice's world alone, yet she has no place in it. She is always late, in the way, misunderstanding what ought to be obvious ... In this way, Carroll is the precursor of Kafka, and ultimately Alice's Adventures In Wonderland has far more in common with The Trial and The Castle than with The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe or The Wizard of Oz.' - Mark Fisher, 2010. 

'Like so many Victorians, Dodgson was hung up on the romantic agony of childhood. The Victorians looked on infancy as a period of perilous wonder, when the world was experienced with such keen intensity that growing up seemed like a fail and a betrayal. And yet they seemed to do everything they could to smother this primal intensity of childhood. Instead of listening to these witnesses of innocence, they silenced them, taught them elaborate manners, and reminded them of their bounded duty to be seen and not heard.' - Jonathan Miller. 

"Go ask Alice
When she's ten feet tall.
And if you go chasing rabbits
And you know you're going to fall,
Tell 'em a hookah smoking caterpillar
Has given you the call.
Call Alice
When she was just small.
When the men on the chessboard
Get up and tell you where to go
And you've just had some kind of mushroom
And your mind is moving low.
Go ask Alice
I think she'll know.
When logic and proportion" - White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane.  

Category Children's Books