Synopses & Reviews
"So many out-of-the-way things had happened lately, that Alice had begun to think that very few things indeed were really impossible." --Alice in Wonderland
Alice is one of the most beloved characters of English writing. A bright and inquisitive child, one boring summer afternoon she follows a white rabbit down a rabbit-hole, at the bottom she finds herself in a bizarre world full of strange creatures, and attends a very strange tea party and croquet match. This immensely witty and unique story mixes satire and puzzles, comedy and anxiety, to provide an astute depiction of the experience of childhood.
"A book of wonder and nonsense laced with lethal wit." —Guardian
"A marvellous confidence in the primacy of the imagination." —Will Self, author, The Book of Dave
"Precise, dream-like, subversive." —Independent on Sunday
Curiouser and Curiouser, cried Alice.
In this Wonderland adventure, Alice attempts to make sense of a nonsensical world, along the way meeting some of the most intriguing characters, including the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, and Tweedledee and Tweedledum.
On a boring summer afternoon, the bright and inquisitive Alice follows a white rabbit down a rabbit-hole. At the bottom, she finds herself immersed in a bizarre world full of strange creatures and bizarre goings-on. She tries pills and potions, and attends a very strange tea party and croquet match. An immensely witty mix of satire, puzzles, and drama, this is one of literatures most astute depictions of the experience of childhood.
About the Author
Lewis Carroll (18321898) was the pen name for Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. A mathematics lecturer at Oxford, Dodgson enjoyed mathematical puzzles and jokes, several of which are included in his best-known works, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking Glass (1872). John Tenniel (18201914) provided the original illustrations for Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.