Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Other Stories (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

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Everything that Lewis Carroll ever published in book form appears in this volume. In addition, at least ten of the shorter pieces have never appeared in print except in their original editions. Included are: "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" "Through the Looking-Glass" "Sylvie and Bruno" "Sylvie and Bruno Concluded" "The Hunting of the Snark" & all of the poetry, essays, phantasmagoria along with a substantial collection of the ...
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Overview

Everything that Lewis Carroll ever published in book form appears in this volume. In addition, at least ten of the shorter pieces have never appeared in print except in their original editions. Included are: "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" "Through the Looking-Glass" "Sylvie and Bruno" "Sylvie and Bruno Concluded" "The Hunting of the Snark" & all of the poetry, essays, phantasmagoria along with a substantial collection of the miscellaneous writings.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Other Storiesis part of Barnes & Noble's series of quality leatherbound volumes. Each title in the series presents a classic work in an attractively designed edition bound in genuine bonded leather, with beautiful illustrations and breathtaking endpapers. These books make elegant additions to any home library
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Meet the Author

Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll
It's possible that if Lewis Carroll had never met Alice Liddell, he might have enjoyed a more peaceful lifetime and an obscure legacy. But his whimsical inventiveness touched everything he did, and a story he made up one afternoon for a little girl became one of literature's great classics, Alice in Wonderland.

Biography

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll, was a man of diverse interests -- in mathematics, logic, photgraphy, art, theater, religion, medicine, and science. He was happiest in the company of children for whom he created puzzles, clever games, and charming letters.

As all Carroll admirers know, his book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865), became an immediate success and has since been translated into more than eighty languages. The equally popular sequel Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, was published in 1872.

The Alice books are but one example of his wide ranging authorship. The Hunting of the Snark, a classic nonsense epic (1876) and Euclid and His Modern Rivals, a rare example of humorous work concerning mathematics, still entice and intrigue today's students. Sylvie and Bruno, published toward the end of his life contains startling ideas including an 1889 description of weightlessness.

The humor, sparkling wit and genius of this Victorian Englishman have lasted for more than a century. His books are among the most quoted works in the English language, and his influence (with that of his illustrator, Sir John Tenniel) can be seen everywhere, from the world of advertising to that of atomic physics.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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    1. Also Known As:
      Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (real name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      January 27, 1832
    2. Place of Birth:
      Daresbury, Cheshire, England
    1. Date of Death:
      January 14, 1898
    2. Place of Death:
      Guildford, Surrey, England

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  • Posted December 25, 2012

    I received this an The Chronicles of Narnia for Christmas, which

    I received this an The Chronicles of Narnia for Christmas, which is fabulous since I asked for them. I can't wait to add some of the other books to my collection. I was surprised when I opened Alice in Wonderland, and had to investigate online.. it seems as though my copy is an anomaly because the entire inside of my book is upside down. I thought maybe it was supposed to be this way since it's Alice in Wonderland, but I guess it has nothing to do with the rabbit hole haha.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 21, 2013

    The gold flakes off the book and sticks to your skin. Otherwise

    The gold flakes off the book and sticks to your skin. Otherwise it's an entirely beautiful piece. Also upset about the book being printed in China. I'm worried that some people may get injured by these books from the gold dust. I held the book under a bright light and riffled the pages and saw millions of tiny sparkly flecks dancing in the light. I'm very concerned about the quality of this product.

    5 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 17, 2010

    Fabulous

    I bought this for my 9 year old daughter and she absolutely loves it. She hasn't even read the main stories yet; she is too busy reading the rest of the goodies. My husband is even reading it when he is allowed to borrow it. The book cover is gorgeous and is a keeper to be passed down to future generations.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2010

    A Handsome Volume for an Unbelievable Price

    This is the first of the leatherbound volumes by B&N that I've purchased and judging by this one, probably not the last! I have begun to collect Alice in Wonderland editions and I purchased this one because it offered so much more of Carroll's work as well as the original Tenniel illustrations. But the format of the text is also very appealing (font is not too small or too large, margins are generous all around) and the cover design, over and beyond the sumptously stamped pink leather cover,is just gorgeously conceived. Gilt edges, bound bookmark, extensive range of author's work and you have one terrific buy at under $20--hard to believe. My one hope is that the paper, which is ivory in color and a good weight, is acid free and will stand the test of time. Don't mean to be greedy, but I'd like to keep this one forever. Not all the leatherbound volumes I've looked at in this series appear to have paper of the same quality.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 26, 2012

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    This is the first Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classic book I

    This is the first Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classic book I have read, and judging by only the cover, it's absolutely astounding. Cute and pink with wonderful artwork, and pages dipped in gold which gives the pages that ''old'' vintage feeling!
    The first two parts of the book is of course the Alice books - I finished those in a day each, it was wonderful reliving my childhood, and also learning more about the books, as the Disney and Tim Burton movies are just mere interpretations. I loved the books even more!
    The next two parts are the Sylvie and Bruno books, which were wonderful and cute! Really recommend those if you like the Alice books, but are heavier to read as they are longer and with no pictures – So I wouldn’t really recommend it to a younger child.
    But the fun doesn’t end here! There’s LOTS of other goodies to discover. Verses, puzzles, poems, stories, and a big ‘’miscellany’’ chunk with lots of fun stuff! There are even mathematical problems and equations or those who are smart enough! Riddles and guides are also included.
    So if you’re a fan of Mr. Lewis Carroll and Victorian literature, get this book at once! At only $18, it’s even worth it if you just buy it just to read the Alice stories! Here in Norway they sell some books from the Leatherbound Classic series for a whopping $41.50 each! I bought this and another book from the series, and with shipping the total was only $54.50! So I will continue ordering from Barnes & Noble in the future! Hope to collect all the books one day.
    What are you waiting for? Click Add to Bag now!! Happy reading!
    - Caroline Carnivorous

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Beautifully Bound Book with Captivating, Original Illustrations

    This is an absolutely gorgeous book. The books of this series are all professionally bound and illustrated with either the original artwork or something equally as thrilling. The pink cover of the Alice in Wonderland edition is a nice refreshing change from the droll brown, blacks or blues of a traditionally bound book. Definitely worth giving as a gift or keeping as a collectors item as this will last generations. Absolutely worth the exceptional price as I would have been willing to pay double what they asked (though, at the price offered, I was able to buy both quantity AND quality...). This book (and all of the leatherbound classic series books) is certainly a treasure.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2012

    Shipping to Europe faster than expected, the book came in good c

    Shipping to Europe faster than expected, the book came in good condition although packaging was not that great. The book itself is absolutely gorgeous, I love it and recommend to everyone.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2012

    This book cover is the best beautiful among this classic leather

    This book cover is the best beautiful among this classic leather- series. It's really gorgeous. But when I got this book, I found that illustrations can be only found in first story, Alice's adventures in wonderland. I'm a little dissapointed. And my book was sent with slight damage. I think wrapping was careless. (I'm not in US, I ordered the item by international airmail.)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2012

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    Book cover is spellbinding, starstruck by its beauty...

    Let’s be real, this book will take forever to finish. Well, at least for me it will. I really enjoyed the story of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and am still working my way through the other fabulous tales. Honestly, the main reason I bought this book is because the book cover is just so spellbinding. When we made eye contact, I was starstruck by its beauty and, out of no where, found myself paying for it to become mine. It really does have great stories but if you don't finish it, it definitely is a lovely addition to your book collection.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 7, 2010

    @IkilledJason

    Phantasmagoria is included in this compilation. I checked the table of contents for you.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    Loved the leatherbound version and the color and character featured on the cover.

    Alice in Wonderaland or Alice thru the looking glass is one of my favorites. This book did not disappoint. I bought it because of the leatherbound version . I have purchased other special leatherbound books offered by Barnes and Nobles. If you like the classics and want to ad a special version this book is for you.

    I also recommend the DVD version's of this story.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 9, 2010

    Alice's Adventure in Wonderland

    A great book for young and old alike. I love the whole look of the book starting with the thick leather bound hard cover and beautiful drawing and design on the front cover. Along with the two books of Alice in Wonderland, this edition also has, Sylvie and Bruno, Sylvie and Bruno Concluded, The Hunting of the Snark, Phantasmagoria, College Rhymes and Notes by an Oxford Chiel, Three Sunsets and Other Poems and much much more. Beautiful illustrations of John Tenniel have been retained in this edition. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves books as much as I do.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

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    Amazing!

    If you are a true Alice in Wonderland you will love this edition to your collection of AIW paraphernalia. It has a really great cover and the the inside is very pretty. I also love the fact that it is "...and Other Stories" because now you get to read all of the less popular stories by the great Lewis Carroll. Enjoy! :D

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2010

    Beautiful Edition!

    I love Alice in Wonderland and when I saw this edition, I thought it would be the perfect one for my library! Great price and value. Would make an excellent gift!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 12, 2014

    Amazing stories and gorgeous cover! I love how this B&N edit

    Amazing stories and gorgeous cover!
    I love how this B&N edition has two of the Alice stories in one book. One of them is the most well know story, 'Alice's Adventure in Wonderland' and the other one is 'Through the Looking Glass".
    In 'Alice's Adventure in Wonderland', Alice, the protagonist, falls in to the Wonderland through the rabbit whole and explore the absurd place while meeting various characters such as mad hatter, red queen and white rabbit. 
    On the other hand, in 'Through the Looking-Glass', Alice enter the Looking glass world through a mirror. The story is largely structured upon chess game and Alice play as one of the pawns for the White Queen.
    Unlike 'Adventures in Wonderland', 'Through the Looking-Glass' is much more tightly structured. It has interwoven rules from chess that are very clever and interesting. It would be much fun to read if you know how to play chess.
    I love the creativity of the stories and whimsical characters. They are nonsensical yet logical which I think is the most charming part of Alice stories. This book can be enjoyed by anyone regardless of age.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    Beautifu!

    I am collecting all of the Barnes and Noble leatherbound books. I think they are absolutely amazing!

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  • Posted October 30, 2013

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    This is soooo beautiful! One of the most beautiful books I've ev

    This is soooo beautiful! One of the most beautiful books I've ever purchased. It's so very Alice in Wonderland and I love it. I will say that the commenter who mentioned the gold flakes isn't far off. The gold flakes for this book do seem to rub off, but none of other other leatherbound classics from this series of b&n books I've bought do that. I'm not really worried about it health-wise like that person, but I think it's worth mentioning anyways.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    Gorgeous Book

    Not only does this include a wonderful collection of works, the fact that the original illustrations are also included is wonderful. Looks great on your bookshelf and great as you read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2013

    Efficiency and attention

    I just received my book today for tomorrow and I can only say that it is wonderful! The folks at Barnes & Nobel has been really helpful to me, I thought it would be a problem for international application but everything was spotless. I urge all readers regulars. Until next time!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2013

    Absolutely fantastic. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Throu

    Absolutely fantastic. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass have become some of my most favorite of stories. They are written so beautifully. Carroll writes with such  a "matter-of-fact" attitude that perfectly captures the innocence of childhood. I absolutely love it. Wonderful to think it was written so long ago and is still so entertaining. Imaginative and exciting. Highly highly recommend. A treasure to have in my personal library.

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