Alice in Wonderland – Illustrated by Millicent Sowerby
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.
This classic story is accompanied by the beautiful and delicate illustrations of Millicent Sowerby, a prolific and extremely talented illustrator of The Golden Age of Illustration. Millicent Sowerby was the daughter of famous designer and illustrator John G. Sowerby. She began her career with this edition of Alice in Wonderland, originally published in 1908 and produced many books over the following twenty years.