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The Alice books are for everyone now

Postby Treacle » Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:32 am

Lenny points out on the home page that AAiW is a Victorian book. So? It's in English, and it's readily available to read.

Two facts stand out on that subject. First, that the People's Edition was brought out to make it more affordable to the middle class; and, second, provision for public education of the working class, in Great Britain, began in 1870.

AAiW would've been inaccessible to a lower middle class/working class person like me when it was published in 1865. I'm glad that class doesn't enter into it anymore.

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Re: The Alice books are for everyone now

Postby QueenJabberwocky » Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:44 am

I'm also glad the books became accessible for everyone. Now it's only a matter of knowing English or reading a translation in your native language (if it was made).
I think everyone should try the original (English) version someday. It was really wonderful to me to finally read the Alice books as they are; it allowed me to realize the translation I read years ago was really good but I was even more impressed by the magic of the original.
The plot takes place in author's time, so it's Victorian era... But these stories became very timeless and I think they are really universal.

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Re: The Alice books are for everyone now

Postby SakuraInWonderland » Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:26 pm

What do you mean the books are for everyone now? They've always been for everyone since their initial publishing in the 19th century.

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Re: The Alice books are for everyone now

Postby QueenJabberwocky » Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:28 pm

What do you mean the books are for everyone now? They've always been for everyone since their initial publishing in the 19th century.
Maybe the OP's intention was something like nowadays more people can afford books and they're more accesible? DIS:-S


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