Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – with John Tenniel illustrations
This book, ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – with John Tenniel 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 black-and-white John Tenniel illustrations; a true master of the ‘Golden Age of Illustration’. Sir John Tenniel (1820 – 1914), was an illustrator, humourist and political cartoonist, who primarily worked for the famed magazine, Punch. Aside from this satirical work however, he also penned a total of ninety-two drawings for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, published in 1865 and 1871 respectively. Both works were instant best-sellers, and now rank amongst the most famous literary illustrations of all time. Appearing alongside the text, Tenniel’s illustrations further refine and elucidate Lewis Carroll’s captivating storytelling.