Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass – With Sixteen Full-Page Illustrations by Blanche McManus
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and its sequel Through the Looking Glass are two classics of the children’s literature genre, written by the English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832 – 1898). Better known by his pseudonym, Lewis Carroll, the author masterfully tells the story of a little girl named Alice, who falls through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by very peculiar creatures. This story is followed with her re-entry (about six months later) into this fantastical universe, this time by climbing through a mirror into the world that she can see beyond it.
This book is beautifully illustrated by Blanche McManus (1869 – 1935), an American writer and artist, famed for her delicate watercolours and sinuous lines. She brings Carroll’s unique form of ‘literary nonsense’ to life, superbly bringing about a balance between the written word and the artists imagination.