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Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass have captivated the imagination of adults and children alike since they first appeared more than a hundred years ago. Since that time many artist have attempted to capture their dreamlike combination of impossible events; precise detail and weird logic. Mervyn Peake is on of the few to have succeeded. Famed worldwide for his Gormenghast trilogy; Mervyn Peake was also an illustrator of rare and wondrous talent; whose editions of Treasure Island and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner are universally admired. In the 1940s he was commissioned to produce a set of 70 pen-and-ink drawings to accompany Lewis Carroll's two classics; Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. They are among his best work as an illustrator. Unavailable in any edition since 1978; these extraordinary illustrations; many of which were drawn on poor quality wartime paper; have been restored to their former clarity and crispness by a combination of old-fashioned craft and the latest computer technology. They are now meticulously reproduced; for the first time; as they were meant to be seen. This exquisite two-volume set is the first edition to do justice to two great English eccentrics.







Bloomsbury Publishing


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