The Annotated Alice

The Annotated Alice

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-glass

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A richly illustrated and expanded collector’s edition of Martin Gardner’s The Annotated Alice, including Through the Looking-Glass, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
One summer afternoon in 1862, the Rev. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson took a rowboat out on the Thames. With him were three young friends from the Liddell family—the sisters Lorina, Edith, and Alice. Dodgson often spun fairy tales on these boating trips to pass the time, and on this particular afternoon the story was particularly well received by Alice, who afterwards entreated him to write it down for her. Dodgson recalled the pivotal moment thusly: "In a desperate attempt to strike out some new line of fairy-lore, I had sent my heroine straight down a rabbit-hole, to begin with, without the least idea what was to happen afterwards."The tale, initially titled Alice's Adventures Under Ground, became Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, which Dodgson published in 1865 as Lewis Carroll. So began the journey, now in its 150th year, of one of the most beloved stories of all time.The Annotated Alice: 150th Anniversary Deluxe Edition compiles over half a century of scholarship by leading Carrollian experts to reveal the history and full depth of the Alice books and their enigmatic creator. This volume brings together Martin Gardner’s legendary original 1960 publication, The Annotated Alice; his follow-ups, More Annotated Alice and the Definitive Edition; his continuing explication through the Knight Letter magazine; and masterly additions and updates edited by Mark Burstein, president emeritus of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America. In these pages Lewis Carroll's mathematical riddles and curious wordplay, ingeniously embedded throughout the Alice works, are delightfully decoded and presented in the margins, along with original correspondence, amusing anecdotal detours, and fanciful illustrations by Salvador Dalí, Beatrix Potter, Ralph Steadman, and a host of other famous artists.Put simply, this anniversary edition of The Annotated Alice is the most comprehensive collection of Alice materials ever published in a single volume. May it serve as a beautiful and enduring tribute to the charming, utterly original "new line of fairy-lore" that Lewis Carroll first spun 150 years ago.The deluxe anniversary edition of The Annotated Alice includes:A rare, never-before-published portrait of Francis Jane Lutwidge, Lewis Carroll's motherOver 100 new or updated annotations, collected since the publication of Martin Gardner's Definitive Edition of The Annotated Alice in 1999More than 100 new illustrations, in vibrant color, by Salvador Dalí, Beatrix Potter, Ralph Steadman, and 42 other artists and illustrators, in addition to the original artwork by Sir John TennielA preface by Mark Burstein, president emeritus of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America, and all of Gardner's introductions to other editionsA filmography of every Alice-related film by Carroll scholar David Schaefer

Baker & Taylor
An annotated edition celebrates the 150th anniversary of the classic "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" with historical details and explanations throughout the text, as well as discussions of Carroll's use of wordplay and mathematical riddles.

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This color-illustrated work presents the complete texts of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, as well as another work by Carroll called The Wasp in a Wig. The book features many color and b&w illustrations by various artists in different styles, eras, and published editions, including Salvador Dali, Beatrix Potter, and Ralph Steadman. Comments and notes in the margins on every page offer quotes from Lewis’s correspondence and other anecdotes. The book also includes Carroll’s own original introductions to child readers, along with notes on Lewis Carroll Societies and a filmography of film versions of Alice. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

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An annotated edition celebrates the 150th anniversary of the classic and belovedAlice’s Adventures in Wonderland with historical details and explanations throughout the text, as well as discussions of Carroll’s use of wordplay and mathematical riddles. Illustrations.

Baker
& Taylor

An annotated edition celebrates the 150th anniversary of the classic and belovedAlice's Adventures in Wonderland with historical details and explanations throughout the text, as well as discussions of Carroll's use of wordplay and mathematical riddles. Illustrations.
"Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland comes this richly illustrated and expanded collector's edition of Martin Gardner's The Annotated Alice. First appearing in 1960, The Annotated Alice became an instant classic by, among other things, decoding the wordplay and mathematical riddles embedded within Lewis Carroll's masterpiece. As a result, Martin Gardner's groundbreaking work went on to sell over a million copies, establishing the modest math genius as one of our foremostCarroll scholars. Now, on the sesquicentennial of Alice's 1865 publication, comes this deluxe edition that combines all Gardner's annotations with updates from his Knight Letter columns and correspondence with leading Carrollian experts. This gorgeous edition also includes over 100 new color and black-and-white illustrations, including images by Salvador Dalâi and Barry Moser, which complement the original John Tenniel art. With close cooperation from the Lewis Carroll Society of North America and an introduction by its president emeritus, Mark Burstein, this authorized edition perfectly celebrates the legacy of both Martin Gardner and Lewis Carroll" --

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : W. W. Norton & Company, Inc, 2015
Edition: 150th anniversary deluxe edition
ISBN: 9780393245431
Branch Call Number: Fiction Carroll
Characteristics: pages cm

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A fun, light-hearted, and somewhat trippy read. I love how you just fall into Alice's vivid dreams of unusual characters and crazy exotic worlds. Fun and brilliant.

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Quetzlzacatenango
Aug 02, 2015

Having never read the Alice books but seen so many screen adaptations this was a very interesting read for me. I see this as one of the first books published for kids but with an underlying complexity to make it enjoyable for adults as well. Martin Gardner's annotations bring the history and intricacies to life creating a very rich experience and introduction into the Carrollian world. It's well laid out though there are some times when the footnotes exceed the story and some page flipping is involved but it's minimal and completely worthwhile. Also, the inclusion of Tenniel's detailed illustrations completes the presentation though I wish they could have been a bit larger for a closer inspection.

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rplohmann
Apr 19, 2012

Alice bears many readings, with always a surprise awaiting the next perusal. How this creation works as a book with appeal both to children and to adults is a marvel.

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Siliverien
Apr 29, 2011

Why does it have to be ANNOTATED?!! I can't find the original book!

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AdrienneC
Aug 09, 2005

Looking for a French or German translation of the poem Jabberwocky? Need to know how many of John Tenniel''s illustrations are caricatures of real people? Wondering who the real Alice was? Look no further: Martin Gardner''s THE ANNOTATED ALICE (definitive edition) will answer any and every question you could have on Lewis Carroll''s ALICE IN WONDERLAND and ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS. This beautiful edition includes the full text of both books, plus all of the original Tenniel illustrations. Extensive footnotes augment and explain the pictures and text, to a dizzying level of detail. A must-read for any fan of the Alice books.

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