Alice in Wonderland – with Margaret Tarrant illustrations
This book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – with Margaret Tarrant illustrations forms part of our ‘Pook Press’ imprint, celebrating the golden age of illustration in children’s literature.
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.
The story is accompanied by dazzling, and full-colour, Margaret Tarrant illustrations. Tarrant (1888 – 1959) was a much celebrated English illustrator who specialised in depictions of fairy-like children and religious subjects; a pioneering woman in the male-dominated world of fine-art. She began her artistic career at the age of twenty, and published into the early 1950s. Appearing alongside the text, Tarrant’s illustrations further refine and elucidate Lewis Carroll’s captivating storytelling.