Posts Tagged ‘1985

27
Mar
11

Illustrated by Michael Hague

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Michael Hague.

Published by Methuen Children’s Books, London. 1985.

Hardback first edition with dustjacket.

ISBN: 0416596304

Michael Hague (1948- ) is an American illustrator  He says of his work:

I count myself as one of the most fortunate of beings. For as an artist I have not only the pleasure but the duty to daydream. It is part of my work. I have been a contented day dreamer all of my life, often to the exasperation of those around me.

I have always wanted to be a book illustrator. Books are what got me interested in the art field in the first place. I try to infuse my illustrations with the same spirit that the author or the story produced in my imagination. I strive to create something from an empty canvas that becomes a whole ‘other world’ that people can visit for a while and totally believe in. That challenge of bringing a subject to life and making it believable – and that’s what is exciting to me as an artist. It doesn’t matter whether it is a Greek myth or an American legend, my approach is the same, to try and blend fantasy with realism.

You can see a couple of the illustrations here.

Available on Amazon: Alice in Wonderland

03
Feb
10

Alice’s Adventures Underground

Alice’s Adventures Underground by Lewis Carroll

Illustrations by the author.

Published by Pavillion, 1985.

ISBN: 0907516947

Facsimile edition of Dodgson’s manuscript hand written and illustrated for Alice Liddell and her sisters.

I have two copies of this: one was given to me for my 21st birthday and the other was my father’s. It has his book-plate on the inside of the cover, and so is unbearably precious.

You can read the book and see Dodgson’s pictures on the British Library site.

31
Jan
10

The Nursery Alice

The Nursery Alice by Lewis Carroll. Illustrations by Tenniel. Published by Godfrey Cave Associates Ltd, 1985.

Hardback first edition in this version: with dust jacket.

ISBN: 1850070512

First published in 1890 by Macmillan, 25 years after the original Alice, this is a shortened and simplified version of the story, adapted for younger readers by Carroll himself.

You can read the whole text here.

ONCE upon a time,  there was a little girl called Alice:  and she had a very curious dream.

Would you like to hear what it was that she dreamed about ?

Well,  this was the first thing that happened.   A White Rabbit came running by,  in a great hurry;  and,  just as it passed Alice,  it stopped,  and took its watch out of its pocket.

Wasn’t that a funny thing ?   Did you ever see a Rabbit that had a watch,  and a pocket to put it in ?   Of course,  when a Rabbit has a watch,  it must have a pocket to put it in:  it would never do to carry it about in its mouth—and it wants its hands sometimes,  to run about with.

Hasn’t it got pretty pink eyes (I think all White Rabbits have pink eyes);  and pink ears;  and a nice brown coat;  and you can just see its red pocket-handkerchief peeping out of its coat pocket:  and,  what with its blue neck-tie and its yellow waistcoat,  it really is very nicely dressed.

27
Jan
10

Alice in Genderland: Reflections on Language, Power and Control

Alice in Genderland: Reflections on Language, Power and Control by various- the Language and Gender Working Party. Published 1985 by the National Association for the Teaching of English.

Paperback first edition.

ISBN: 0901291013

A collection of articles with titles such as ” A Woman’s World”, Innocence and Experience: The Politics of Gender and Sexual Experience”  and “Tampax and Flowers”, all prefixed with a suitable selection from the Alice books, and with a (rather good) parody of a Tenniel illustration.

On amazon here: Alice in Genderland: Reflections on Language, Power and Control




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