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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. With a Proem by Austin Dobson
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I remember reading and loving this book as a child. All the characters she encountered were mad and funny. There was a sense of playful and sparkling adventure. I loved the vintage illustrations by John Tenniel.
Arthur Rackham’s Illustrations of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
I guess the charming Walt Disney adaptation also influenced my perception of the book. The atmosphere of childish innocence is I remember reading and loving this book as a child. The atmosphere of childish innocence is still there throughout: Alice sounds like a smart, Victorian, well-mannered young girl. But she keeps growing and shrinking uncontrollably, like a penis. And Wonderland feels like a sort of dystopia, where strange creatures and objects are incapable of making sense.
The funny puns and situations are, in fact, not terribly funny and appear instead as a way to mangle common sense with wild logic and absurd, albeit rational reasoning. The edition I am holding published in the US in includes meticulous illustrations by Arthur Rackham , best known for his work on fairy tales.
I had no desire to read this classic until I acquired this Arthur Rackham illustrated version. It is a treasure and his amazing illustrations brought the story to life for me. I actually enjoyed reading it even though it doesn't make sense most of the time. But then, what dream does? I am so amazed by the creativity of this classic. I hated the movie!
A re-read after enjoying Heartless. May 30, Thoughts of a Book Addict rated it liked it Shelves: She follows it into a rabbit hole and ends up in an eccentric world where everything is unusual. Alice is a girl who thinks for herself and loves to question everything — which the creatures in Wonderland are not used to.
She also forgets to keep things to herself and accidentally offending many creatures in Wonderland. But her heart is always in the right place. Maybe a little too much analyzing and verses though, it was the only thing about this book that made me tired. Sep 29, Brian Robbins rated it really liked it. One of the children's books lumbered with the title "Classic" which actually deserves to be called such. One huge advantage it has over so many others, is that isn't written down to children, with some of that foul moralizing for the young.
The language is beautifully succinct and clear. The humour is great and the story quality excellent. Just sorry it's taken so many years to discover it.
She has many odd, -really, indescribably odd- encounters with various animals and playing cards. She eventually wakes up to find it was only a dream during an afternoon nap, but then her older sister apparently shares the dream, and wishes for others to share it, too.
I do think so. I just didn't get into this. The character of Alice was rather charming in her mannerisms and such, but there is no plot; just her wondering around encountering things that are supposed to be so crazy and surprising, but that were mostly just talking animals speaking nonsense and Alice constantly growing and shrinking.
It had its charming parts the trial was kind of fun, as was the tea party , but most of it was a little dull. Apr 04, J. Alice--the epitome of a classic. I had read Alice in Wonderland many years ago, but reading it with adult eyes is a new experience entirely. This is a wonderful classic novel, and the illustrations in this Kindle version are really interesting.
Alice's adventures in Wonderland
I would most definitely recommend this version of the beloved classic of Alice to anyone--old or young, and to those who wish to broaden their imagination. It's a childhood classic. Lots of moments that I've held so long in my heart and head that I couldn't even tell you when I first heard them. I understand that Lewis Carroll was a drug addict. The story is accompanied by a series of dazzling, full colour, Arthur Rackham illustrations - One of the most celebrated painters of the British Golden Age of Illustration which encompassed the years from until the start of the First World War , Rackham's artistry is quite simply, unparalleled.
Throughout his career, he developed a unique style, combining haunting humour with dream-like romance. In this text, he portrays a wonderland which could disturb as often as it enchanted; a dark place depicted in dark hues of brown, greens and greys - giving a beautiful and ethereal nature to Alice's imaginary realm. Presented alongside the text, his illustrations further refine and elucidate Carroll's masterful storytelling. Pook Press celebrates the great 'Golden Age of Illustration' in children's literature - a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration.