|Big Sis at her Alice-themed fifth birthday party. More pictures here.|
Charles Dodgson, aka Lewis Carroll, author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Saw There, was born on this day 181 years ago.
I thought I'd do a round-up of some of my favorite editions of the books. (I did one for early Alice films here.) Alas, I am overwhelmed! I love these books so much. But here are a few.
|Top Row: The Annotated Alice, illustrated by John Tenniel, edited by|
Martin Gardner. WW Norton, 1999. Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, with
artwork by Yayoi Kusama. Penguin, 2012. The Nursery Alice,, illustrated by John
Tenniel. Reprinted by MacMillan, 2010. Middle Row: Alice's AdventuresUnder Ground, illustrated by Lewis Carroll. Facsimile edition by Oneworld Classics, 2010. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland &Other Stories (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics), illustrations by Tenniel. Sterling, 2010. Bottom Row: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, illustrated by Camille Rose Garcia. Harper Design, 2010. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (Penguin Hardcover Classics), illustrated by Tenniel. Penguin, 2010. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
and Through the Looking Glass (Everyman's Classic). Random House, 1992.
You can still find used copies illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger and Helen Oxenbury, too.
I was limiting myself to editions actually written by Lewis Carroll. You can hunt down picture book adaptations pretty easily. I covered a couple of them here and here.
Someday, I will own this book. Fabulousness. (And now they have one for Oz!)
For more Alice material than you'll know what to do with, I must recommend Lenny's Alice in Wonderland site. Here is the site for the Lewis Carroll Society of North America. And this site attempts to catalog all the Alice illustrations by artists other than John Tenniel.
And of course, I have a crazy Alice Pinterest board, full of way too many pins of AWESOMENESS. Many lead to awesome links - look at all the wonderful Alice parties!
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