For more than a century and a half Lewis Carroll’s fictional works of logical-nonsense have been entertaining readers, young and old. The latest leather-bound Canterbury Classics book includes three works by Lewis Carroll – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass, as well as the originally unpublished manuscript Alice’s Adventures Underground.
This Leather-bound Classics series book by Canterbury Classics features a modern yet elegant green leather-bound cover complete with a fun design of the White Rabbit on front, and The Playing Cards characters on back. It has fine ivory paper with gilded edges, as well as a ribbon bookmark sewn into the binding.
More About Lewis Carroll’s Work:
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Often abbreviated to “Alice in Wonderland”, a novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson in 1865 using the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. The story recounts the tales of Alice after she fell down a rabbit’s hole and found herself in a strange world inhabited by talking animals and other odd creatures. Considered by many as the pinnacle of literary nonsense, the story entertains both children and adults with it’s illogical logic. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has been hugely influential to not only the fantasy genre of literature, but also popular culture in general.
Through the Looking Glass – Fully titled “Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There”, is English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson’s 1871 sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland written in 1865. Taking place just half a year after the events in the previous book Alice enters the whimsical world of fantastic characters, this time by going into a mirror which she can see another world within. The actual mirror that inspired Lewis Carroll is still displayed in Charlton Kings, England, by the family that Carroll was friends with when he wrote his books.
Alice’s Adventures Underground – is a handwritten and illustrated manuscript by Lewis Carroll given to the child of family friends, named Alice, on November 26th, 1864, as an early Christmas gift. This dedication was included with it: “A Christmas Gift to a Dear Child in Memory of a Summer’s Day”. Before finally being published as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the manuscript grew from 15,000 words to over 27,000 words with new additions such as the Mad Tea-Party and perhaps one of Carroll’s most prominent characters, the Cheshire Cat.