1896 Rare Victorian Book - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll illustrated by John Tenniel.
Title: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1896. People's Edition. Sixty-Fourth Thousand.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5" X 5 ".
Pages: 179 pages + 7 pages of publisher catalog.
Binding: Attractive and very good original Victorian decorated full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed and worn - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Good to very good content (bright, tight, some foxing and light staining throughout - as shown, name of a previous 1897 owner on the first endpaper - as shown, toning of endpapers - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 42 classic illustrations by John Tenniel.
The book: Rare 1896 People's edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) -- an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre. Its narrative course and structure, characters and imagery have been enormously influential in both popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy genre.
The author: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon, and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, which includes the poem "Jabberwocky", and the poem The Hunting of the Snark – all examples of the genre of literary nonsense. He is noted for his facility at word play, logic and fantasy. There are societies in many parts of the world dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of his works and the investigation of his life.
The illustrator: Sir John Tenniel (28 February 1820 – 25 February 1914) was an English illustrator, graphic humorist and political cartoonist prominent in the second half of the 19th century. He was knighted for artistic achievements in 1893. Tenniel is remembered mainly as the principal political cartoonist for Punch magazine for over 50 years and for his illustrations to Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871).
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