|Author: Lewis/ Gomez-pintado Carroll|
From the Publisher:
A classic as necessary for children as it is for adults, the story introduces us to an underground world, anarchic and marvelous. Unusual characters, logic games, double-meanings in the words used, and absurd situations abound. The magnificent illustrations by Marta Gómez-Pintado make this luxurious edition perfect for readers of all ages.
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) was an Anglican deacon and a tutor in mathematics--his great love--at Oxford. All his life, he was fond of puzzles and word games, and he published several mathematical treatises. He was also an amateur photographer, specializing in portraits of children which, in the late 20th century, are considered somewhat ambiguous. His great works, ALICE IN WONDERLAND (1865) and THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (1872) were written to amuse the daughters of a friend; Lewis Carroll himself, though he loved children, never produced any. Carroll's books are full of wonders, and are often quoted; perhaps the most famous quote is something the Red Queen says in THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: "Now here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!"