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by Lewis Carroll

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You can find hundreds of versions of Alice's classic tale, but this one is my favorite. Wonderland, Looking Glass, and the Snark are all together, fighting for your attention as soon as you dare to pick up the book. This version was published in 1925, when the world had not yet lost its innocence, unaware of what was around the corner. The pages are uncut, such a joy to hold, really. This is why we buy used books, so we can share the previous owner's secrets.

Frances Clareva White, December 25th 1925. From Daddy & Mummy with heaps of love -

Who was Frances? This was obviously a Christmas gift...does anyone from this family still survive? Did they treasure this book? Was it eventually sold, an orphan of the shelves? Memory's mystic band.

The other bonus of this edition is the introduction from Alexander Woollcott. Again, in the age of innocence, we get details of Lewis Carroll's daily life.

You must picture Lewis Carroll as living precisely in his quarters in the Tom Quad at Christ Church, all his life neatly pigeonholed, all the letters he wrote or received in thirty-seven years elaborately summarized and catalogues, so that by the time he died there were more than 98,000 cross references in the files of his correspondence. He was the kind of man who kept a diagram showing where you sat, lest he serve you with the same dish when you came again.

Years ago, while on a wonderful plum pudding-filled visit to Guernsey, a group of us walked from the hotel to sing the Christmas Mass. When we finished our sherry-indulged singing, we started back when we came upon a lone gentleman standing on the crisp, winter street. He was quoting the Hunting of the Snark, word for word. A wonderful memory.

Since then, Lewis Carroll's classics have been a part of my holiday celebration.

Book Season = Winter (feliz navidad) ( )
1 vote Gold_Gato | Sep 16, 2013 |
One of the best books of all time, even if the author was a perv. ( )
  nevusmom | Jun 7, 2007 |
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Lubin, LeonardIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Steadman, RalphIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Contents: Alice's adventures in Wonderland -- Through the looking-glass -- The hunting of the snark.
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Spanish translations of three classic children's stories by Louis Carroll.El clsico que traspasa el umbral que separa la realidad del sueo. En Alicia en el pas de las maravillas, la joven Alicia es transportada a travs de una conejera a un mundo de maravillas y extravagancias. Ah encontrar seres absolutamente estrambticos: el gato de Cheshire, un gato sonriente que aparece y desaparece constantemente; un gusano de seda que fuma y razona; el completamente desequilibrado Sombrerero Loco; una baraja de naipes que juegan al croquet, entre los cuales se encuentra la cruel dspota Reina de Corazones. La continuacin de este relato, A travs del espejo -en el que Alicia entra a un mundo mgico donde la vida funciona a partir de las reglas del ajedrez- y el hilarante poema La caza del Snark completan esta edicin que cuenta tambin con las mticas ilustraciones originales de John Tenniel. Triunfos de la imaginacin y del ingenio, estas narraciones recrean un mundo de escenarios y criaturas inslitos, y ponen en entredicho todos y cada uno de los postulados lgicos en los que se basa nuestro mundo convencional.… (more)

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