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Alice in Wonderland [Norton Critical…

Alice in Wonderland [Norton Critical Edition, 1st ed.] (1971)

by Lewis Carroll, Donald J. Gray (Editor)

Other authors: Gillian Avery (Contributor), Isa Bowman (Contributor), R. B. Braithwaite (Contributor), Stuart Dodgson Collingwood (Contributor), Peter Coveney (Contributor)12 more, Robinson Duckworth (Contributor), William Empson (Contributor), Helmut Gernsheim (Contributor), Phyllis Greenacre (Contributor), Alice Hargreaves (Contributor), Caryl Hargreaves (Contributor), Michael Holquist (Contributor), Derek Hudson (Contributor), George Pitcher (Contributor), Elizabeth Sewell (Contributor), A. L. Taylor (Contributor), Warren Weaver (Contributor)

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Series: Alice's Adventures (Critical edition), Norton Critical Editions

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Lewis Carrollprimary authorall editionscalculated
Gray, Donald J.Editormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Avery, GillianContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bowman, IsaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Braithwaite, R. B.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Collingwood, Stuart DodgsonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Coveney, PeterContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Duckworth, RobinsonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Empson, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gernsheim, HelmutContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Greenacre, PhyllisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hargreaves, AliceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hargreaves, CarylContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Holquist, MichaelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hudson, DerekContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pitcher, GeorgeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sewell, ElizabethContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Taylor, A. L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Weaver, WarrenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, "and what is the use of a book," thought Alice, "without pictures or conversations?"
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Source of legend and lyric, reference and conjecture, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is for most children pure pleasure in prose. While adults try to decipher Lewis Carroll's putative use of complex mathematical codes in the text, or debate his alleged use of opium, young readers simply dive with Alice through the rabbit hole, pursuing "The dream-child moving through a land / Of wonders wild and new." There they encounter the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts, the Mock Turtle, and the Mad Hatter, among a multitude of other characters--extinct, fantastical, and commonplace creatures. Alice journeys through this Wonderland, trying to fathom the meaning of her strange experiences. But they turn out to be "curiouser and curiouser," seemingly without moral or sense.

For more than 130 years, children have reveled in the delightfully non-moralistic, non-educational virtues of this classic. In fact, at every turn, Alice's new companions scoff at her traditional education. The Mock Turtle, for example, remarks that he took the "regular course" in school: Reeling, Writhing, and branches of Arithmetic-Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision. Carroll believed John Tenniel's illustrations were as important as his text. Naturally, Carroll's instincts were good; the masterful drawings are inextricably tied to the well-loved story. (All ages) --Emilie Coulter

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On an ordinary summer's afternoon, Alice tumbles down a hole and an extraordinary adventure begins. In a strange world with even stranger characters, she meets a rabbit with a pocket watch, joins a Mad Hatter's Tea Party, and plays croquet with the Queen! Lost in this fantasy land, Alice finds herself growing more and more curious by the minute.… (more)

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