Author(s): Lewis Carroll
Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read
Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. 'I had sent my heroine straight down a rabbit-hole without the least idea what was to happen afterwards, ' wrote Dodgson, describing how Alice was conjured up one 'golden afternoon' in 1862 to entertain his child-friend Alice Liddell. In the magical world of Wonderland and the back-to-front Looking-Glass kingdom, order is turned upside-down: a baby turns into a pig; time is abandoned at a tea-party; and a chaotic game of chess makes a 7-year-old a Queen.
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898), known by his pen name, LEWIS CARROLL, was an English mathematician, photographer, and prolific writer, especially known for his beloved books Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. Preferring the company of children to adults, his Alice books were inspired by his friendship with the young Alice Liddell, the daughter of the Dean of Christ Church, where Carroll was a mathematics instructor. JENNIFER GARLEN holds a Ph.D. in English literature from Auburn University. She lives in Huntsville, Alabama, and is the author of several books.