Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

By Lewis Carroll; Hugh Haughton (Notes by); John Tenniel (Illustrator); Coralie Bickford-Smith (Illustrator)
(Penguin Classics Hardcover, Hardcover, 9780141192468, 448pp.)

Publication Date: March 10, 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Mass Market Paperback, Mass Market Paperback, MP3 CD, Compact Disc, MP3 CD, Paperback

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The Mad Hatter, the Ugly Duchess, the Mock Turtle, the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat—characters each more eccentric than the last that could only have come from Lewis Carroll, the master of sublime nonsense. In these two brilliant burlesques, he created two of the most famous and fantastic novels of all time that not only stirred our imagination but revolutionized literature.




About the Author

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll, was a man of diverse interests - in mathematics, logic, photgraphy, art, theater, religion, medicine, and science. He was happiest in the company of children for whom he created puzzles, clever games, and charming letters.

As all Carroll admirers know, his book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865), became an immediate success and has since been translated into more than eighty languages. The equally popular sequel Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, was published in 1872.

The Alice books are but one example of his wide ranging authorship. The Hunting of the Snark, a classic nonsense epic (1876) and Euclid and His Modern Rivals, a rare example of humorous work concerning mathematics, still entice and intrigue today's students. Sylvie and Bruno, published toward the end of his life contains startling ideas including an 1889 description of weightlessness.

The humor, sparkling wit and genius of this Victorian Englishman have lasted for more than a century. His books are among the most quoted works in the English language, and his influence (with that of his illustrator, Sir John Tenniel) can be seen everywhere, from the world of advertising to that of atomic physics.


Hugh Haughton is a senior lecturer at the University of York. He edited Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass for Penguin Classics.


Hugh Haughton is a senior lecturer at the University of York. He edited Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass for Penguin Classics.

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