Posts Tagged ‘alice through the looking glass



09
Feb
10

Looking Glass Adapted by Kyle Baker

Alice through the Looking Glass adapted by Kyle Baker.

Published by Papercutz, 2009. Hardback, no dust jacket.

ISBN: 15970711153

Graphic novel version of Looking Glass, by Kyle Baker: winner of eight Eisner and 5 Harvey awards.

One of a series of classic novels reproduced in graphic format. Others include  Oliver Twist, War of the Worlds, Frankenstein and Wind in the Willows.

Papercutz WordPress site here.

Amazon link: Through the Looking Glass (Classics Illustrated) (Classics Illustrated Graphic Novels)

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08
Feb
10

Two Folio Box-Sets

Two Folio Box-Sets.

Left: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass

First published 1962. Reissued 1990. Fourteenth Printing 1998. Tenniel illustrations.

Right: Complete Nonsense and Utter Nonsense

Published 1998. Illustrations by Arthur B. Frost, Henry Holiday and Harry Furniss.

The Folio Society publish beautiful editions of well loved books, with lovely bindings and illustrations. They even smell nice. Info here.

08
Feb
10

The Annotated Alice

The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition introduction and notes by Martin Gardner.

Published by Allen Lane, The Penguin Press 2000. Hardback with dust-jacket.

The original book was first published in 1960. It has been reprinted several times and translated into Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Hebrew.

Reviews:

‘A landmark, bringing together a lifetime’s work on Lewis Carroll by writer and mathematician Martin Gardner. He dazzles on Carroll’s puzzles and games of logic and entertains on everything from Alice’s influence on the Beat poet Jack Kerouac to how mercury in hat linings turned hatters mad…it is unsurpassed’ – Jackie Wullschlager, Financial Times

‘The indispensable guide to a classic of English literature…no one who has ever wondered about the meaning of ‘Jabberwocky’ should fail to include on their Christmas list’ – Robert McCrum, Observer

ISBN: 0713994177

I have this older version as well: it was Dad’s.

07
Feb
10

Illustrated by Tony Ross

Through the Looking Glass (Abridged), illustrated and abridged by Tony Ross.

Published by Red Fox/ Random house, 1994. Paperback.

He has done a version of Wonderland as well, but I’m yet to get my hands on that…

Ross has worked as a cartoonist, graphic designer, lecturer and art director of an advertising agency.

As well as the Alices, Ross has illustrated books for Roald Dahl, Paula Danziger and Michael Palin. He also writes and illustrates his own books.

The pictures do remind me rather of Quentin Blake. Has he done an Alice?

I bought this in the second hand bookshop in Southwold, Suffolk. You can get it on Amazon: Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There

07
Feb
10

Illustrated by David Walsh and John Cooper

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, illustrated by David Walsh and John Cooper.

Published by Ward & Lock: “A Prince Charming Colour Book”. 1962. Hardback 8vo with dust jacket.

It has 18 colour plates and black-and-white illustrations set in the text. I think Walsh did the b&w, and Cooper the colour pictures, which are dark and rather eerie: quite different to the cover picture. I’ll try and scan some of the inside pages once I’ve caught up with myself a bit more…

Bought in the Yoxford Antique Centre for £4, according to the receipt tucked inside. I suspect that this means that mum bought it for me.

On Amazon here: ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND AND THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS

07
Feb
10

Illustrated by J. Morton Sale

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass illustrated by J. Morton Sale.

Published by William Clowes and Sons, London 1933?- undated copy. 8vo.
Yellow clothbound with decorative front board. Colour frontispiece and line drawings throughout.

John Morton Sale was  an artist and illustrator, and with his wife, Isobel, co-founded the Parnassus Gallery, well-known in their time for high-quality reproductions of works of art.

From what I can find on-line, he was mainly known for illustrating the dust jackets of detective novels. Any more information gratefully received.

Paperback version available on Amazon: Alice’S Adventures In Wonderland And Through The Looking Glass

I think this one came from mum… I do seem to have ended up with two copies of this one though, so goodness knows where the other came from…

06
Feb
10

Illustrated by Mervyn Peake

Both Alices, with illustrations by Mervyn Peake. Published by Bloomsbury.

Wonderland: published 2001 in this edition. Introduction by Will Self.
Hardback first edition with dustjacket.

ISBN: 0747553688

Looking Glass: published 2001 in this edition. Introduction by Zadie Smith.
Hardback with dustjacket.

ISBN: 0747553734

Loads of stuff about Mervyn Peake here.

Box set of the two available on Amazon: Alice/Looking-glass Box-set




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