||As he escorted the three young daughters of a colleague on a trip up the river Isis, Lewis Carroll invented ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, the story of a little girl who tumbles down a rabbit hole. Full of such wonderfully eccentric characters as the Queen of Hearts, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Cheshire Cat, the Mock Turtle, and the Mad Hatter, the book is simultaneously a political allegory, a parody of Victorian children's literature, a fairy tale, a dream, and a child's chronicle of growing up.
||Lewis Carroll's already twisted tale of Alice's strange adventures gets wrenched a little further in this edition featuring the "cute-esque" (that's cute and grotesque) illustrations of punk artist Camille Rose Garcia, whose acknowledged influences include Walt Disney, Philip K. Dick, Henry Darger and the Dead Kennedys. Garcia's version of Alice is a vision of sinister innocence, complete with black eyeliner and lipstick, and a perpetual aura composed of the spirals of her golden curls and apron strings.
||Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank and of having nothing to do. Once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, "and what is the use of a book," thought Alice, "with no pictures or conversations?"
||Famed for his illustrations of such classics as Rime of the Ancient Mariner and The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Willy Pogány created striking drawings for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in 1929. This splendid edition features numerous black-and-white images that offer a fresh accompaniment in the classic 20th-century style to a treasured tale. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
|Editors Note 4
||Alice falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a world of nonsensical and amusing characters.