Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Illustrated by Charles Pears and T. H. Robinson
Alice 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 the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ story is illustrated by Charles Pears (1873 – 1958), and Thomas Heath Robinson (1869 – 1954). Both immensely talented ‘Golden Age Illustrators’, the two men collaborated on this work – producing a beautifully varied volume. Charles Pears was famed as both a painter and illustrator, and contributed to many periodicals, as well as producing frequent ‘marine’ paintings. T. H. Robinson was the brother of William Heath, and Charles Robinson; all of whom became imaginative and highly-respected illustrators. The artwork of Pears and Robinson is presented alongside the text – further refining Carroll’s masterful storytelling.