Witty, whimsical, and often nonsensical, the fiction of Lewis Carroll has been popular with both children and adults for over 150 years. The newest edition to the Leatherbound Classics series from Canterbury Classics, Lewis Carroll takes readers on a trip down the rabbit hole in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, where height is dynamic, animals talk, and the best solutions to drying off are a dry lecture on William the Conqueror and a Caucus Race in which everyone runs in circles and there is no clear winner. Through the Looking Glass begins the adventure anew when Alice steps through a mirror into another magical world where she can instantly be made queen if she can only get to the other side of the colossal chessboard. Fans of Carroll will also delight in the inclusion of Alice's Adventures Underground, the original unpublished manuscript written for the three daughters of a family friend that would later be transformed into Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Complete with the original drawings by John Tenniel, this luxurious leather-bound edition is a steal for new readers and Carroll fans alike. Lexile score: 940L
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (27 January 1832 - 14 January 1898), better known by the pseudonym Lewis Carroll, was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon, and a photographer. His most famous writings are "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and its sequel "Through the Looking-Glass," as well as the poems "The Hunting of the Snark" and "Jabberwocky," all examples of the genre of literary nonsense. He is noted for his facility at word play, logic, and fantasy. Sir John Tenniel (28 February 1820 - 25 February 1914) was a British illustrator, graphic humourist and political cartoonist whose work was prominent during the second half of England's 19th century. Tenniel is considered important to the study of that period's social, literary, and art histories. He was knighted by Queen Victoria for his artistic achievements in 1893. Tenniel is most noted for two major accomplishments: he was the principal political cartoonist for England's Punch magazine for over 50 years, and he was the artist who illustrated Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass."