Browse by Author
First Printings
Book Lists
Browse By Category
Best Sellers
Author Biographies

Annotated Alice : Alice's Adventures In Wonderland And Through The Looking Glass

by Lewis Carroll, Martin Gardner, John Tenniel

Publisher :Bramhall House
Year :1960
Edition :First, Thus
Pages :352
Binding :Hardcover
Price : Not For Sale

Item Description :

Bramhall House, 1960. FIRST EDITION, thus. Very good condition with original very good condition dust jacket; gently read clean pages, some smudges to cover, no tears or chips. "A combination of two great children's classics from one of our greatest authors of all times. Illustrated with original drawings.his is the first and only edition of Lewis Carroll's two masterpieces that contains the full text, together with all of the original Tenniel illustration in their correct places, and that adds to this a full annotation running concurrently with the text for the easiest possible reference. here, the result of many years of research by an expeert, is a running commentary on all the jikes, games, puzzles, tricks, parodies, obscure references and almost endless curiosities with which Carroll filled his writings. With this information a modern reader can appreciate this great and subtle book in a way that would be impossible otherwise. Bibliography Readers who share Alice's taste in books will be more than satisfied with The Annotated Alice, a volume that includes not only pictures and conversations, but a thorough gloss on the text as well. Martin Gardner points out in his introduction, so much of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass is composed of private jokes and details of Victorian manners and mores that modern audiences are not likely to catch. Yes, Alice can be enjoyed on its own merits, but The Annotated Alice appeals to the nosy parker in all of us. Thus we learn, for example, that the source of the mouse's tale may have been Alfred Lord Tennyson who "once told Carroll that he had dreamed a lengthy poem about fairies, which began with very long lines, then the lines got shorter and shorter until the poem ended with fifty or sixty lines of two syllables each." And that, contrary to popular belief, the Mad Hatter character was not a parody of then Prime Minister Gladstone, but rather was based on an Oxford furniture dealer named Theophilus Carter. Gardner's annotations run the gamut from the factual and historical to the speculative and are, in their own way, quite as fascinating as the text they refer to. There's a lot of information in the margins (indeed, the page is pretty evenly divided between Carroll's text and Gardner's), --this Alice in Wonderland is intended entirely for adults." 352 pages.

Rare Library collection . . . more than 40 years in the making . . . available now for the first time ... each item in the collection was individually researched and secured based on its own merits - Rare Books, First Edition Books, Signed Books, and Antique Books.


Continental US Deliveries only, size limitations apply.

Delivery Time After Payment Confirmation is Usually
2-3 Days Throughout the US
5-7 Days Rest of the World



Sharing our extensive collection of rare books and collectible items with so many throughout the world has been our greatest pleasure.
You may expect virtually immediate response to any and all inquiries you may have. Now, to make shopping for everyone on your holiday gift list this season as personal and unique as possible - while making the experience faster than every before - we are thrilled to introduce . . .


Select All That Apply to Those On Your Gift List
- PLUS –
You may expect virtually immediate response to any and all inquiries you may have. Take advantage of our more than half century of collecting to make each and every gift unique and memorable.

Recent Additions[View More]

Subscribe to our Newsletter for Special Deals
To get special offers, the latest updates, and more, enter your email here to subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

Literary News

View Cart About Us Contact Us Gift Ideas Home Blog
~~~ CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/)