Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Hardback)Lewis Carroll (author)
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Part of a beautiful collection of hardcover classics, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith.
'I had sent my heroine straight down a rabbit-hole ... without the least idea what was to happen afterwards,' wrote Lewis Carroll, describing how Alice was conjured up one 'golden afternoon' in 1862 to entertain his child-friend Alice Liddell. His dream worlds of nonsensical Wonderland and the back-to-front Looking Glass kingdom depict order turned upside-down: a baby turns into a pig, time is abandoned at a disorderly tea-party and a chaotic game of chess makes a seven-year-old girl a Queen. But amongst the anarchic humour and sparkling word play, puzzles and riddles, are poignant moments of nostalgia for lost childhood.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 517 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 26 mm
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