Annotated Alice

ISBN-10: 0452010411
ISBN-13: 9780452010413
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Description: Updating a classic edition of a literary classic, Martin Gardner combines the notes from his 1959 and 1990 editions with new discoveries and additions from his extensive knowledge of the text and the period and with a few more contemporary drawings  More...

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Book details

List price: $11.00
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 7/1/1974
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Updating a classic edition of a literary classic, Martin Gardner combines the notes from his 1959 and 1990 editions with new discoveries and additions from his extensive knowledge of the text and the period and with a few more contemporary drawings by John Tenniel. Notes in the wide margins identify characters and events that Carroll (1832-98) lampooned in his famous work of fantasy, and compare some of his earlier or other passages. He includes a selected bibliography and a list of movie adaptations. Cited in Books for College Libraries, 3d ed. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Born in Daresbury, England,in 1832, Charles Luthwidge Dodgson is better known by his pen mane of Lewis Carroll. He became a minister of the Church of England and a lecturer in mathematics at Christ Church College, Oxford. He was the author, under his own name, of An Elementary Treatise on Determinants (1867), Symbolic Logic (1896), and other scholarly treatises which would hardly have given him a place in English literature. Charles Dodgson might have been completely forgotten but for the work of his alter ego, Lewis Carroll. Lewis Carroll, shy in the company of adults, loved children and knew and understood the world of the imagination in which the most sensitive of them lived. So he put the little girl Alice Liddell into a dream-story and found himself famous as the author of Alice in Wonderland (1865). Through the Looking Glass followed in 1871. In recent years Carroll has been taken quite seriously as a major literary artist for adults as well. His works have come under the scrutiny of critics who have explained his permanent attractiveness in terms of existential and symbolic drama: The Alice books dramatize psychological realities in symbolic terms, being commentary on the nature of the human predicament rather than escape from it. In addition to his writing, Carroll was also a pioneering photographer, and he took many pictures of young children, especially girls, with whom he seemed to empathize.

Martin Gardner is the author of more than seventy books on a vast range of topics including "Did Adam & Eve Have Navels?", "Calculus Made Easy", & "The Annotated Alice". He lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

Preface to the Definitive Edition of The Annotated Alice
Introduction to The Annotated Alice
Introduction to More Annotated Alice
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There
The Wasp in a Wig
Original Pencil Sketches by Tenniel
A Note about Lewis Carroll Societies
Selected References
Alice on the Screen

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