Alice in Wonderland – Illustrated by Frank Adams
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.
Originally published in 1912, this edition of the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ story is accompanied by the intricate and beautifully coloured illustrations of Frank Adams – a lesser known, though immensely skilled Golden Age illustrator. Adams (1871 – 1944), established himself as a children’s illustrator in the early 1900s, with the crisp and clean images he later became famous for. Presented alongside the text, his illustrations further refine and enhance Lewis Carroll’s masterful storytelling.