Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: 150th Anniversary Edition

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: 150th Anniversary Edition

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A stunning anniversary edition of Alice's adventures, illustrated by Salvador Dalí

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 Dalí 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 Dalí’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 Dalí and explores the mathematical undercurrents in Dalí’s work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400874262
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 09/29/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 136
File size: 69 MB
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Age Range: 6 - 18 Years

About the Author

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.

Date of Birth:

January 27, 1832

Date of Death:

January 14, 1898

Place of Birth:

Daresbury, Cheshire, England

Place of Death:

Guildford, Surrey, England


Richmond School, Christ Church College, Oxford University, B.A., 1854; M.A., 1857

Table of Contents

Dodgson and Dalí 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

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From the Publisher

"To those of us brought up on John Tenniel's iconic illustrations for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, it seems unbelievable that anyone else would dare to attempt the task. Yet hundreds have done so, though none is as distinguished and few as imaginative as Salvador Dalí. This attractive 150th anniversary edition, which describes Dalí's mathematical interests and presents his illustrations (previously published only in a rare limited edition), is greatly to be welcomed."—Robin Wilson, author of Lewis Carroll in Numberland

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