Archive for February 5th, 2010

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Alice Illustrated by Angel Dominguez

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with illustrations by Angel Dominguez, a Spanish artist.

ISBN: 188518347X

Published by Artisan, 1996.

First edition hardback with dustjacket.

Information about the artist here.

The pictures are particularly witty- I like the giraffe-hammers, the zebra-pegs and the train-carriage-flying-fish.
On amazon here: Alice in Wonderland

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Feb
10

Cliffs Complete Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Cliffs Complete Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Edited by Bruce E Walker.

Publisher: Hungry Minds, 2001. Paperback.

ISBN: 0764587218

Product Description

In the CliffsComplete guides, the novel′s complete text and a glossary appear side–by–side with coordinating numbered lines to help you understand unusual words and phrasing. You′ll also find all the commentary and resources of a standard CliffsNotes for Literature.

CliffsComplete Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is revered as both a work of childhood whimsy and nonsense and as a satirical examination of the nature of language, Victorian morality, and the English legal system.

Embark on your own adventure through magical worlds and social commentary — and save yourself valuable studying time — all at once. Enhance your reading of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with these additional features:

  • A summary and insightful commentary for each chapter
  • Bibliography and historical background on the author, Lewis Carroll
  • A look at the historical context and structure of the novel
  • Discussions on the novel’s symbols and themes
  • A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters
  • Review questions, a quiz, discussion topics (essay questions), activity ideas
  • A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites

Streamline your literature study with all–in–one help from CliffsComplete guides!

On Amazon: CliffsComplete Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland. Complete Text + Commentary + Glossary

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Feb
10

Two Alices: Puffin and Wordsworth Paperbacks

Two Alices: Puffin and Wordsworth Paperbacks.

Puffin: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. 1994 edition. Illustrations by Tenniel, cover by James Marsh.

ISBN: 014036675x

Amazon: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Puffin Classics)

Wordsworth: Wonderland and Looking Glass. 2001 edition with introduction and notes by Michael Irwin. Tenniel illustrations, cover Wonderland by Adelaide Claxton.

This copy has a bookcrossing label, as it came from my friend Esther. Thanks, Esther!

ISBN: 1853260029

Amazon: Alice in Wonderland (Wordsworth Classics)

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Feb
10

The Wasp in a Wig

The Wasp in a Wig by Lewis Carroll. Illustrated by Ken Leeder after Tenniel. Includes preface, introduction and notes by Martin Gardner.

First edition, published by Macmillan 1977. Hardback with dustjacket.

ISBN: 0 333 23727 7

The ‘lost chapter’ from Looking Glass: probably fits just after the White Knight.

On June 1, 1870, Tenniel wrote to Carroll:

“My Dear Dodgson:
I think that when the jump occurs in the railway scene you might very well make Alice lay hold of the goat’s beard as being the object nearest to her hand – instead of the old lady’s hair. The jerk would actually throw them together.
Don’t think me brutal, but I am bound to say that the ‘wasp’ chapter does not interest me in the least, and I can’t see my way to a picture. If you want to shorten the book, I can’t help thinking – with all submission – that this is your opportunity.
In an agony of haste,
Yours sincerely,
J. Tenniel”

The advice was accepted and the wasp was cut, and not seen again until 1974 when Sotheby’s sold six ‘slips’, or galleys, with revisions in Dodgson’s own hand, and the note, also in his hand, asking the printer to remove the episode from the book.

Available on amazon: The Wasp in a Wig: A ‘Suppressed’ Episode of Through the Looking-Glass

Bought in Cecil Court.

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Feb
10

Alice with Illustrations by Rene Cloke

Alice in Wonderland with Illustrations by Rene Cloke.

Published by P. R. Gawthorn Ltd. Tatty hardback, 8vo, no dustjacket.

The book is undated, but was published in 1944, and the dedication on the inside front cover gives the date as Easter 1945.

8 colour plates, plus coloured line illustrations in the text.

Rene Cloke was an illustrator for books,  postcards and greeting cards. As well as Alice, she illustrated several of Enid Blyton’s books and The Wind in the Willows. She is also the author of several books including Woodland Stories and Before We Go to Bed. She died in 1995.

I wish I were more of a font geek: I love the style of writing on the cover, but don’t know what it’s called. Seems very 1930s/40s to me.

I think mum bought me this one.

Available on amazon: Alice in Wonderland … Illustrated by René Cloke




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