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Now in one volume are Carroll's most acclaimed works:  "The Hunting of the Snark", "Tangled Tales", "Phantasmagoria", "Nonsense from Letters", and certainly, the adventures of Alice.  Included, too, are facsimiles of the memorable original illustrations for the Alice books by the eminent English Artist, Sir John Tenniel.  Tenniel's drawings won instant renown for their prefect integration with the text.  Other illustrations in this richly satisfying ...
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Overview


Now in one volume are Carroll's most acclaimed works:  "The Hunting of the Snark", "Tangled Tales", "Phantasmagoria", "Nonsense from Letters", and certainly, the adventures of Alice.  Included, too, are facsimiles of the memorable original illustrations for the Alice books by the eminent English Artist, Sir John Tenniel.  Tenniel's drawings won instant renown for their prefect integration with the text.  Other illustrations in this richly satisfying collection are by the well known artist, Henry Holiday.

This hardcover edition makes a wonderful collector's volume for lifelong fans or new readers of Carroll. The acclaimed author was an Oxford scholar, a Church of England Deacon and an academic author and lecturer, and his gift with the English language is apparent in the famous works contained in this collection. 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780890097007
  • Publisher: Book Sales, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/1992
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.70 (d)

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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