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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Dover Thrift Editions) Paperback – May 20, 1993

ISBN-13: 978-0486275437 ISBN-10: 0486275434 Edition: Reprint

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Product Details

  • Series: Dover Thrift Editions
  • Paperback: 86 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; Reprint edition (May 20, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486275434
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486275437
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.2 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,930 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

One of the most popular and most quoted books in English, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was the creation of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832–1898), a distinguished scholar, mathematician, and author who wrote under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. Written for young readers but enjoyed equally by adults, the wonderfully fantastic tale is credited with revolutionizing children's literature and liberating it from didactic constraints.
The story is deeply but gently satiric, enlivened with an imaginative plot and brilliant use of nonsense, as it relates Alice's adventures in a bizarre, topsy-turvy land underground. There she encounters a cast of strange characters and fanciful beasts, including the White Rabbit, March Hare, Mad Hatter, the sleepy Dormouse and grinning Cheshire Cat, the Mock Turtle, the dreadful Queen of Hearts, and a host of other unusual creatures.
Sir John Tenniel's complete original illustrations bring the story and all the characters to life in this beloved classic that has delighted readers and listeners since its first publication in 1865.
Unabridged Dover (1993) republication of the edition published by the Macmillan Company, New York, 1898. New introductory Note. 42 black-and-white illustrations by Sir John Tenniel.

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This book is a perfect present to a child.
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Written in 1865, Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is an entertaining yet intellectually stimulating story for children.
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I love Disney's & Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, & I thought it was about time I sat down & actually read the book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Nathan on February 4, 2014
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This is a book that everyone should read. The Dover Thrift Edition makes it accessible. It is a perfect combination!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By walter pomeroy on August 22, 2013
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Even queen Victoria liked Alice. Bullfinch shows us that we are all connected.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Plume45 on August 21, 2013
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Critics have debated Lewis Carroll's possible darker themes and subtle, implied caveats (don't ingest food or liquids before reading the label,don't eat mushrooms for something dire may happen to you;don't consort with insane persons, etc) but the vernated story remains for most people one of Britain's most beloved children's classic. Taken as a rare book in its day (intended solely to amuse children--as opposed to Victorian ideals of educating, instructing and adultifying children before their time) this book provides delightful literary nonsense--to read aloud to young children or for tweens to read and enjoy on their own. It is immaterial whether the author experimented with drugs; more importantly he wanted to create inane social interactions between a well-bred little girl who suddenly finds herself in situations of utter nonsense. Children are always amused by silly adults; it makes them feel more grown up to recognize their foibles.

Illustrated by the incomparable sketches of Sir John Tenniel this book provides a rogues' gallery of unforgettable characters which have populated children's literature of the Western world for over 150 years. The Cheshire Cat,The White Rabbit, The Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter and the March Hare, the Mock Turtle and even the sleepy little dormouse--to name a few.

Combining amusing nonsense, a dreamlike fantasy and tongue-in-cheek social commentary with ease and charming grace, Carroll mocks the British court system and children's education in general--and gets away with it! The book proved so popular that he penned a sequel: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS. Read it for its entertainment value--pure and simple. Don't hesitate to read it aloud to the children in your world or silently to your inner child--but expect to chuckle!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By N. DeGuzman on November 20, 2012
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This book was astonishing. I had an assignment in school to read the book of " Alice in Wonderland". At first I didn't wanted to read it cause i had seen the movie. Later on that day i read the first sentence of the book. It was different from the movie. For example, in chapter one it says Alice was in her sister's bookstore and in the movie it showed she was outside studying. The other example, in the book it seemed she was taking forever falling in the hole and the movie she fall and then landed. So I kept on reading it and in my mind, it wasn't picturing how it is in the movie. I got into more and more each day.There were some big words I won't say or understand. But I reread the sentence and picture how it says it. This is such a wonderful tale to read. Children and adults will enjoy reading the book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TRH on November 8, 2012
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This is a simple story of a girl's travel's into another world. There are no real underlying metaphors or deep philosophical speculation. It's a simple children tale, it's a good story to read to your children.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rebekah Davis on August 20, 2013
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I am impressed, first of all, that this edition is printed in the USA. Also, there is no abridgement and we have enjoyed the original drawings. I have used them with my gifted fourth and fifth graders, and the price was right for me to just make that happen for myself rather than waiting on the school to get them for me somewhere else.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on May 19, 2001
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Alice in Wonderland is a beautifully written fairytale like novel which tells of the unusual adventures of a young girl who happens to fall into a rabbit hole...and into an often funny fantasy of strange happenings.
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By Renee Thorpe on April 16, 2014
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We all know the plot. This is a review of the Dover Thrift Editions copy.

Since this wonderful text and Sir John Tenniel's original illustrations is in the public domain, the book will remain easy to get, cheap. This particular edition does NOT also contain Through the Looking Glass, which often is published right in the same volume as this one. Dover edition has cruddy pulp pages, but it's unabridged and no one should complain if they can get a readable copy for 1 cent.
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