Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
Publication Date: October 2003
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In the 1940s, Mervyn Peake was commissioned to produce a series of pen-and-ink drawings to accompany Lewis Carroll's classic works: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. Peake produced such luminous images that Graham Greene later referred to him as "the first great artist since Tenniel to recast Alice in a contemporary mould." With introductions by modern literary masters Will Self and Zadie Smith, this beautifully designed and illustrated book is the perfect gift for anyone, adult or child.
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-98), a.k.a. Lewis Carroll, was a lecturer in mathematics at Oxford University when he wrote Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass (1871).
Mervyn Peake (1911-68) was an artist and writer. His illustration credits include Treasure Island, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, and the Brothers Grimm's Household Tales. As a novelist, he is best known for his Gormenghast trilogy.