By Jeff A. Menges
Few books of the previous 2 hundred years have captured the mind's eye of illustrators as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has. the unique variation of Lewis Carroll's 1865 masterpiece featured forty two woodblock engravings by way of John Tenniel. Created in shut collaboration with the writer, Tenniel's visions of the younger heroine and her amazing encounters have been however the first of many interpretations of Wonderland. This compilation explores a century and a half exuberant, ingenious inventive conceptions of Alice's world.
More than a hundred pictures contain Tenniel's engravings, besides colour and black-and-white illustrations through Arthur Rackham, Charles Robinson, Bessie Pease Gutmann, Margaret Tarrant, Millicent Sowerby, Milo iciness, Thomas Maybank, and so on. Editor Jeff Menges bargains remark at the illustrators and their paintings, and famous collector Mark Burstein stocks a bibliophile's point of view. an immense contribution to the background of recent e-book representation, Alice Illustrated will satisfaction enthusiasts of English literature and children's books, creditors of Lewis Carroll's works, and fanatics of the good illustrators.
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