The Alice in Wonderland books can be read in many different ways. The books featured on this page take a closer look at certain aspects of the stories, and try to explain them, or provide more background information about the stories.
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The Annotated Alice: 150th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
The Anniversary Deluxe Edition of this well-known ‘Alice bible’ compiles over half a century of scholarship by leading Carrollian experts to reveal the history and full depth of the Alice books and their author. It combines the previous ‘Annotated Alice’ editions and includes over 100 new or updated annotations, illustrations from other illustrators and a filmography.
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Elucidating Alice: A Textual Commentary on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
This annotated copy of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” does not analyse ‘hidden meanings’ and references to actual people or events, like Martin Gardner’s “Annotated Alice” does, but clarifies the narrative structure of the story, and draws our attention to things like the gender of characters, death jokes, Carroll’s writing skills, possible errors in the story line, etc.€ 16.95 BuyView product
The Making of Lewis Carroll’s Alice and the Invention of Wonderland
In this book, Peter Hunt mainly discusses the three ‘layers’ that can be found in the Alice in Wonderland books (including Alice’s Adventures Under Ground): private jokes that only Alice and her sisters would understand, references to things in their society, and Dodgson’s private thoughts and feelings.€ 22.50 BuyView product
Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass: A Publishing History
In this book, the authors offer a detailed account of the initial publication of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking-Glass”. They provide an in-depth overview of the publication process, the creation of the illustrations, printing problems, pricing, publications abroad, and Carroll’s additional publications like ‘The Nursery Alice’. Attention is also given to subsequent productions, like stage performances, merchandise, and movies. Furthermore they discuss the production of new illustrations by illustrators other than Tenniel.€ 62.95 BuyView product
The Tenniel Illustrations to the “Alice” Books, 2nd edition
This very interesting book from Michael Hancher compares Tenniel’s illustrations for the ‘Alice’ books to his other work (a.o. for the magazine Punch), and illustrations from Tenniel’s contemporaries. It also explains the production process of the illustrations, and how this process influenced the final look of Tenniel’s illustrations.€ 54.95 BuyView product
Artist of Wonderland: The Life, Political Cartoons, and Illustrations of Tenniel (Victorian Literature and Culture Series)
About the life, political cartoons and illustrations of John Tenniel, the illustrator of the ‘Alice’ books.€ 69.50 BuyView product
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Decoded: The Full Text of Lewis Carroll’s Novel with its Many Hidden Meanings Revealed
This book contains the full text of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, along with commentary from the author. He identifies all kinds of hidden meanings and references behind the story on many levels. For example the real life people on which the characters are based, but also references to the Greek classics.
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The Making of the Alice Books: Lewis Carroll’s Uses of Earlier Children’s Literature
Ronald Reichertz analyses the Alice books in the context of children’s literature from the seventeenth through the nineteenth century, and argues that Carroll’s originality was the result of a fusion of his narrative imagination and formal and thematic features from earlier children’s literature.
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Alice in a World of Wonderlands: The Translations of Lewis Carroll’s Masterpiece
Extensive 3-volume book about all translations of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass and what Alice found there” ever made world wide.€ 386.40 BuyView product
The Alice Companion: A Guide to Lewis Carroll’s Alice Books
This “companion” to the Alice books offers an explanation of the characters and situations that fill their pages and explains how they relate to the life and experiences of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson.
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