Alice in Wonderland
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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Not Appropriate for ChildrenUser Review - elementaryteacher - Christianbook.com
I don't recommend this book for children. It's confusing. For instance, the queen offers Alice a dry biscuit when she says she is thirsty, and Alice accepts it instead of rejecting something that is ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jwied2 - LibraryThing
Summary: A girl dozes off and dreams of chasing a rabbit into a tree where she falls down a hole into a world of fantasy. She meets up with many friends and also makes enemies. She eventually wakes up ... Read full review