Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Other Stories (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classic Collection)
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The English composer Joseph Horovitz composed an Alice in Wonderland ballet commissioned by the London Festival Ballet in 1953. A visitor to the Liddell home saw the storybook and thought it should be published, so Carroll revised and expanded it. However to only describe this as a children’s book is unfair, even now as a 20 year old I will still happily sit down and read it.
I am no literary expert so can't comment on that aspect of inclusion but it's an impressive looking book to have in your library.The book has a stunning bonded leather cover, gilt edging to the pages, and colourful patterned endpapers. It's well done that way - like when you're having a dream and a pink elephant walks in, you just accept it and start up a conversation.
The transitions were much more obvious, every chapter dealt with some sort of social/political/religious topic.I decided just to read "Alice in Wonderland" and "Alice - Through the Looking Glass", and "Puzzles from Wonderland" since that's the main reason I bought this book in the first place. According to Gillian Beer, Carroll's play with language evokes the feeling of words for new readers: they "still have insecure edges and a nimbus of nonsense blurs the sharp focus of terms". I’m so pissed that I didn’t read this book sooner owing to that ridiculous movie starring Anne Hathaway and Johnny Depp (excuse my lack of knowledge regarding other actors and actresses). Lewis Carroll's characters from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland are still some of the most popular in the world.
the Hatter claims that Alice might as well say, "I see what I eat…I eat what I see" and so the riddle's solution, put forward by Boe Birns, could be that "A raven eats worms; a writing desk is worm-eaten"; this idea of food encapsulates idea of life feeding on life itself, for the worm is being eaten and then becomes the eater—a horrific image of mortality.Delve into this stunning gift edition boasting the complete collection of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Other Tales and original, iconic illustrations by John Tenniel. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Other Tales contains every piece ever written by this master of puns, puzzles, and fantasy that have been delighting adults and children alike for over 150 years.
Though Carroll did add his own illustrations to the original copy, on publication he was advised to find a professional illustrator so the pictures were more appealing to its audiences. In addition, at least ten of the shorter pieces have never appeared in print except in their original editions. The animals of Wonderland are of particular interest, for Alice's relation to them shifts constantly because, as Lovell-Smith states, Alice's changes in size continually reposition her in the food chain, serving as a way to make her acutely aware of the 'eat or be eaten' attitude that permeates Wonderland. The work attracted a following and led to a sequel, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (dated 1872 but published in December 1871).The text blocks of the original edition were removed from the binding and sold with Carroll's permission to the New York publishing house of D. A diary entry for 2 July says that he received a specimen page of the print edition around that date. The Queen eventually commands Alice's beheading, but Alice scoffs that the Queen's guard is only a pack of cards.