Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Illustrated by A. E. Jackson
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is the best known work of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832 – 1898), better known by his pen name, ‘Lewis Carroll’. Telling the tale of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by surreal and anthropomorphic creatures, the book was a huge commercial success on its initial publication in 1865. It was followed by its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, in 1871. The books play at the heart of logical problems and literary nonsense – giving the narrative lasting popularity with adults and children alike.
This edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is accompanied by the dazzling colour illustrations of A. E. Jackson (1873 – 1952). Jackson was an immensely talented illustrator who utilised a delicate, yet colourful technique. Muted blues, purples and pinks are most frequently found in his artwork – combined with a thorough appreciation of line and form. He also illustrated bestselling editions of Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels (1914), Charles Kingsley’s The Water Babies (1920), Tales from the Arabian Nights (1920), and Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe (1921). Appearing alongside the text, Jackson’s illustrations further refine and elucidate Lewis Carroll’s captivating storytelling.