Happy Birthday, Lewis Carroll

Wonderland Fifth Birthday
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 
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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  1. Oh I just realized I should put up a post about my Alice in Wonderland books that I have! A little late I guess! Love all those beautiful versions of Alice you have pictured there.

  2. What an awesome pinterest board! Having been somewhat obsessed with Wonderland and Alice since childhood, I just love all the books and links you mention here. I have a copy illustrated by Helen Oxenbury -so great. Have you seen the movie Phoebe in Wonderland? I thought it's a bit sad and dark but I really really loved it.

    1. It's been on my Netflix queue for a long time, but I still haven't had the chance to watch it! I'll try to fit it in soon. The Helen Oxenbury version is so sweet. I love all the different artist's interpretations of Wonderland. The story lends itself to so many flurries of imagination. Alice is defintely one of my all-time favorite stories, too!

  3. I have read the Helen Oxenbury's classic illustrations and enjoyed everyone of the characters-so like little children. Zwerger's work is gorgeous, cannot seem to check out her Oz work. atk One of the best lists of L Frank Baum's OZ characters is by Jack Snow. atk

    1. I did a later post about the Zwerger Alice AND Wizard of Oz. Click here to see.

      Oz is our other favorite topic around here. My Oz and Ends tag covers most of it.


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