Commemorating the 150th anniversary of one of the most beloved classics of children's literature, this illustrated edition presents Alice like you've never seen her before.
In 1865, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, an Oxford mathematician and Anglican deacon, published a story about a little girl who tumbles down a rabbit hole. Thus was the world first introduced to Alice and her pseudonymous creator, Lewis Carroll. This beautiful new edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland features rarely seen illustrations by Salvador Dal that illuminate the surreal yet curiously logical and mathematical realm into which Alice famously falls.
In an informative and wide-ranging introduction, Carroll expert Mark Burstein discusses Dal 's connections with Carroll, his treatment of the symbolic figure of Alice, and the mathematical nature of Wonderland. In addition, mathematician Thomas Banchoff reflects on the friendship he shared with Dal and explores the mathematical undercurrents in Dal 's work.
Winner of Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award 2015. Commended for "Cosmos Magazine"'s Year's Holiday Science Reading List 2015. Short-listed for "Buffalo News"' Year's 10 Rare and Wonderful Books for Holiday Giving 2015 and "Denver Life" Magazine's 8 Books for Everyone on Your Holiday List 2015.
"Engaging the text side by side with the artwork yields a myriad of interesting tonal effects in both the words and the pictures. It's an entirely different approach to the notion of illustration... This book succeeds in scratching the itch many admirers of Carroll and Dali have felt for too long."--Megan Volpert, PopMatters "[The drawings were] originally printed alongside the rise of 1960s psychedelia, we can return to examine the curious collaboration between one of the most prolific 20th-century dreamers and one of the 19th-century's most influential fantasies."--Allison Meier, Hyperallergic "The hardcover book as a physical object has much to recommend it. Beautifully designed with high-quality paper, it is nonetheless inexpensive enough that parents shouldn't panic at the prospect of thumbprints and spills if they read or give it to their children. A great gift for children, children-at-heart, and lovers of timeless culture, it will earn a proud place by the bedside, on the bookshelf, or on the coffee table right beside the tiny golden key to the garden of your imagination."--Jon Sobel, Blogcritics.org "Dali's illustrations have a colourful force of their own. Carroll's Alice anticipated the Surrealist wonderland: dreams and paradoxes, puns and psychoanalysis, distortions of space and time."--Dominic Green, Standpoint [This] is the copy of Alice's Adventures you keep after having given all the other celebratory variants away ... it comes with two very astute and well-illustrated introductions... It is, as the introductions state, as both creators would like to see it--two weird and/or wonderful minds with much in common, harmonizing across the centuries to result in this very handsome modern edition."--John Lloyd, The Bookbag "All in all a marvelous book printed on thick paper. This anniversary edition will be an irresistible temptation to any bibliophile."--A. Bultheel "The introduction by Burstein ... and Thomas Banchoff provides a valuable grounding in [Dali's] interests and obsessions at the time the gouaches were created."--Library Journal
Lewis Carroll was the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-98), a British writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon, and photographer. His best-known works are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass. Mark Burstein is president emeritus of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America and the editor of or contributor to fourteen books about Carroll. Thomas Banchoff is professor emeritus of mathematics at Brown University.
Introduction Dodgson and Dali vii Mark Burstein The Math Connection xvii Thomas Banchoff Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 1 One Down the Rabbit-Hole 7 Two The Pool of Tears 15 Three A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale 23 Four The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill 31 Five Advice from a Caterpillar 39 Six Pig and Pepper 47 Seven A Mad Tea-Party 55 Eight The Queen's Croquet-Ground 63 Nine The Mock Turtle's Story 71 Ten The Lobster-Quadrille 79 Eleven Who Stole the Tarts? 87 Twelve Alice's Evidence 95 Acknowledgments 103 Illustration Credits 104