Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – with Charles Robinson Illustrations
This book, Alice in Wonderland – with Charles Robinson Illustrations, forms part of our ‘Pook Press’ imprint, celebrating the golden age of illustration in children’s literature.
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.
The stories are accompanied by a set of dazzling Charles Robinson illustrations. Charles Robinson (1870 – 1937). An active painter in his own right, and brother of the famous Thomas and William Heath Robinson, his illustrations still delight both young and old over a century later. Robinson started his illustrative career with 100 pen and ink drawings for A Child’s Garden of Verses (1895). The book was an instant hit, and from that point onwards, Robinson continued to illustrate fairy tales and children’s books – with his characteristic style of subtle line, combined with delicate watercolours. Appearing alongside the text, Robinson’s illustrations further refine and elucidate Lewis Carroll’s captivating storytelling.