Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through The Looking-Glass – with Milo Winter Illustrations
Alice in Wonderland – with Milo Winter Illustrations 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 a series of dazzling, full-colour, Milo Winter illustrations. Winter (1888 – 1956), is best-loved for his animal drawings, and was among the artists working in the later stages of the ‘Golden Age’. His work can be identified from its masterful accuracy, humorous touches, personality, and attention to detail. Winter produced artwork for such well-known tales as Aesop’s Fables, Arabian Nights, Alice in Wonderland, and Gulliver’s Tales. Presented alongside the text, his illustrations further refine and elucidate Lewis Carroll’s captivating storytelling.