Posts Tagged ‘2006

12
Feb
19

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Penguin Edition, Red Classics (26 Jan. 2006)

  • ISBN-10: 0141023554
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141023557

From the covers:

‘A book of wonder and nonsense laced with lethal wit’ GUARDIAN

Bored on a hot afternoon, Alice follows a White Rabbit down a rabbit-hole – without giving a thought about how she might get out. And so she tumbles into Wonderland: where animals answer back, a baby turns into a pig, time stands still at a disorderly tea party, croquet is played with hedgehogs and flamingos, and the Mock Turtle and Gryphon dance the Lobster-Quadrille. In a land in which nothing is as it seems and cakes, potions and mushrooms can make her shrink to ten inches or grow to the size of a house, will Alice be able to find her way home again?

‘A marvellous confidence in the primacy of the imagination’ Will Self
‘Most precious Alice’ Zadie Smith

‘Precise, dream-like, subversive’. Quentin Blake, Independent on Sunday

Standard mass market paperback reissue with a nice embossed cover. Available for one penny on Amazon.

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26
Jan
10

Alice’s Misadventures Underground

Alice’s Misadventure’s Underground by Bradley E. Craddock. iUniverse 2006. Paperback.

ISBN: 0595403867

Sort of a ‘parallel Alice’- the conceit is that a manuscript has been found after lying for years in an attic:  it seems to mean that Lewis Carroll plagiarised all the ideas behind Alice, and effectively destroyed the original author, Lewis C. Swanson:

Scholars now contend that Swanson is the original author of Carroll’s masterpiece, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The tragic victim of Carroll’s plagiarizing, Swanson committed literary suicide in 1865 and died in absolute obscurity. Swanson finally earns his place in the annals of literature with this new English translation of the original story. Painstaking research has gone into annotating the lost manuscript, proving, once and for all, that Swanson was the original author of the famous work attributed to Carroll.

It looks like quite good fun on first scan- has a feel of the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in the writing- but I have yet to read the whole thing. Sometime I like to read stuff other than Alice, and so I get behind… 😉

No pictures apart from the foul front cover.

Bought on Amazon: Alice’s Misadventures Underground: The Complete Annotated Oxford Text




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