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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Hardcover

ISBN-13: 978-0061886577 ISBN-10: 0061886572 Edition: First Edition

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Design; First Edition edition (February 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061886572
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061886577
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,038 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

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 --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

From Publishers Weekly

wonderland revisited Spanish illustrator Angel Dominguez fills an unabridged edition of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with 75 watercolors, most of them closely packed with lush oversized flowers, strange creatures and winding vines reminiscent of Art Nouveau-often against bizarrely serene pastoral backgrounds. Exotic birds and animals, such as peacocks and zebras, wander through the picture frame. While the illustrations bring out the text's absurdity, pretty-in-pink Alice provides a counterpoint not of normalcy but of sentimentality.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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What's so new and updated and original in this book are the illustrations!
paranormal junkie
It is even better reading it as an adult because I found so much more in the story than when I was a kid.
Sheri Newton
Her interpretation of the Alice Wonderland characters and settings really brings the story to life.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By The Smoking Pen on February 23, 2010
Format: Hardcover
The treasure of this edition lies principally in its beautiful layout and thoroughly original illustrations. Strict traditionalists may find Garcia's gothlike depictions of their favourite Wonderland characters a bit off-putting, while fans of Alice looking for something distinctly different won't be disappointed. The text is Carroll's original classic, nicely set, with a whimsical unjustified right edge and pleasing gradient toned pages. This volume does not include Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass, which is a pity -- it would have been interesting to see Garcia's depiction of the Jabberwocky. Garcia's art notwithstanding, I would more highly recommend:

The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition

I also highly recommend:

Alice in Verse: The Lost Rhymes of Wonderland
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Nelaine Sanchez VINE VOICE on March 15, 2010
Format: Hardcover
We all know what happened to poor Alice when she fell down the rabbit hole? Or do we?

This is definitely not Disney's Alice in Wonderland or Tim Burton's wickedly awesome version of the tale. This is it... the real deal.

I've been meaning to read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland for a few years now (you'd think I would've read it as a child, but nope, back then I was into Stephen King haha) and I chose this edition in particular because I fell in love with Camille Rose Garcia's illustrations. With it's fun-shaped narratives and two-page, colorful layouts scattered throughout. Originally I thought it was a shorter version of the novel, but to my joy and delight, it was the full story, so this is definitely one that I'm showcasing in my bookshelf at the moment.

As for the story, well, it's complete nonsense of course, but that's the great thing about it. There are talking cats who disappear all but their grin. There are sneezing babies that turn into pigs. There are mock turtles, dodobirds, gryphons and hookah-smoking caterpillars. There is painting the roses red, a queen who won't think twice before yelling "off with his/her head", there are dormouse's with sleeping disorders who hang with nutty hatters and crazy hares. Oh, and did I mention Alice's problem with height... yea, the poor girl.

Jibberish I tell you. But that's the fun of it. I would call it an organized mess. There really is no rhyme or reason to it, and that's exactly what makes it such a delight to read. Very imaginative, colorful and amusing - and I personally could not help feeling "curiouser and curiouser". I read it rather quickly too, as it's not very long.

All in all, this was a very peculiar read, one that I can say is fun, whimsical and a classic that should be read at least once in your life.

And one last thing, does anyone actually know:
Why IS a raven like a writing desk?!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Gerard D. Launay on March 20, 2010
Format: Hardcover
With the introduction of Tim Burton's new movie, there is brand new interest in Lewis Carroll's 140 year old dream trip down a rabbit hole. My first choice for an edition of the book (in print) is, most definitely, this volume. It is remarkably illustrated by Camille Rose Garcia. Her wonderful painted illustrations imagine a troubled, hurting universe of the noteworthy characters - the Red Queen, the Dodo Bird, the caterpillar with the hookah.... Her surreal approach to art is unforgettable...rather like the explosion of emotions in first glimpsing Picasso's "Les Demoiselles D'Avignon", the floating portraits of Chagall, or the folded clocks of Dali. Put in another way, the art in this volume of "Alice in Wonderland" stays in your mind for a very long time. And because of that, the writing of Lewis Carroll does too.

My second choice is the edition illustrated by the unbelievably talented black and white photographer - Abelardo Morell.

Many will recommend the "Annotated Alice" [or even the "Annotated Hunting of the Snark"] but I think that's not the first way to experience Lewis Carroll. Second time around...yes...but "Alice in Wonderland" should be heard or read without footnotes, so that each person can interpret it individually and creatively.

As for an audiobook, there is a very fine reading by Jim Dale, famous for his versions of 'Harry Potter.' Personally, I prefer the splendidly wicked audio version by Joan Greenwood ...but, alas, this is only available in cassette tape.

Those who have never read the unabridged "Alice in Wonderland" will find it mind-bending...like first hearing Einstein's theory of relativity. No cheating allowed. The masterpiece has never been successfully translated into film. So, if you fail to experience it in the original, "off with your head."
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Baroness East on March 31, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I bought the book strictly for the artwork of Camille Rose Garcia. I was disappointed in the lack of artwork inside. I guess I bought it for the wrong reasons.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bethany M. Rosser on May 6, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Almost everyone knows the classic tale of Alice in Wonderland. They've either read the book or seen the movies but none of the former publications quite bring Lewis Carroll's story to life like Camille Rose Garcia. The artwork in this story is fantastic! Every page pops and pertains to the scene being described in a nearly perfect fashion. After finishing this version I could not help wondering if I hadn't drifted off and visited wonderland myself.

Now, obviously the art is one reason to purchase this book but let's not forget the story itself. Carroll pushes the boundaries of reality, leaving the reader as well as the characters themselves to wonder if what they have experienced is real.

This is not your classic fairytale. There is a damsel in distress but she has to save herself. There are kings and queens but no princes to save the day. There is magic without spells and witches. There is life in everything from the animals to cards. There is chaos with a certain amount of order and a dose of fear.

The story itself is imaginative and one of the reasons I enjoy books so much. Carroll reveals to us the magic of imagination. Garcia takes this imagination and brings it to life, making it perfect for people of all ages. You've seen Alice, but never quite like this. You won't regret this purchase!
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