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The culmination of a lifetime of scholarship, The Annotated Alice is a landmark event in the rich history of Lewis Carroll and cause to celebrate the remarkable career of Martin Gardner.
For over half a century, Martin Gardner has established himself as one of the world's leading authorities on Lewis Carroll. His Annotated Alice, first published in 1959, has over half a million copies in print around the world and is beloved by both families and scholars—for it was Gardner who first decoded many of the mathematical riddles and wordplay that lay ingeniously embedded in Carroll's two classic stories, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.
Forty years after this groundbreaking publication, Norton is proud to publish the Definitive Edition of The Annotated Alice, a work that combines the notes of Gardner's 1959 edition with his 1990 volume, More Annotated Alice, as well as additional discoveries drawn from Gardner's encyclopedic knowledge of the texts. Illustrated with John Tenniel's classic, beloved art—along with many recently discovered Tenniel pencil sketches—The Annotated Alice will be Gardner's most beautiful and enduring tribute to Carroll's masterpieces yet.
When Alice steps through a mirror, she enters a reflection of her world where backwards is forwards, the future is remembered, and only the opposite of logic makes sense. Increasingly befuddled, she’s challenged by the belligerent Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the nonsense rhymes of the Jabberwocky, and the discovery that she’s a pawn in a living game of chess. To become queen and find her way home, Alice must play.
A masterpiece of the absurd, Lewis Carroll’s sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland continues to inspire artists, filmmakers, musicians, and writers after all these years.
Revised edition: Previously published as Through the Looking-Glass, this edition of Through the Looking-Glass (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.
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42 was used in numerous books by Carroll and is thought to hold special meaning for him. The first "Alice" book had 42 illustrations and Alice's age in "Through the Looking-Glass" is 7 years and six months (6 x 7 =42).
In "The Man Behind the Curtain", there are several "Alice" references: Ben releases a white rabbit to check the safety of crossing through the sonic fence which leads to another world (the world of the "Others"). Ben follows the rabbit, and that is like when Alice follows the white rabbit down the rabbit hole which leads to Wonderland. Ben's mother, Emily, is seen wearing a blue and white dress with matching headband and long blonde hair. This is very similar to the costuming in Tenniel's original illustrations and in Disney's film adaptation.
The Island is home to unusual creatures, such as polar bears. Wonderland is also home to odd creatures: extinct Dodo birds, mythical gryphons, etc.
David's annotated Alice in "Lighthouse"
In "Alice in Wonderland," a baby boy turns into a pig. Sawyer is convinced that Frank Duckett's spirit inhabits the body of a boar. ("Outlaws")
The Looking Glass station insignia (a white rabbit and watch) is a reference to this book. When Alice first sees the White Rabbit, she is struck by the fact that he is checking his watch. '...suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her....when the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoat-pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge. In another moment down went Alice after it...' [Emphasis in original].
A poster of The White Rabbit (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland) is seen on the Aaron's bedroom door in Kate's house, while she had the dream of Claire. ("There's No Place Like Home, Part 2")
When Jack is reading a bedtime story to Aaron, he is reading from Chapter II, Pool of Tears, "Dear, dear! How queer everything is to-day! And yesterday things went on just as usual. I wonder if I've been changed in the night? Let me think: was I the same when I got up this morning?". ("There's No Place Like Home, Part 2")
A Geronimo Jackson poster on the wall of the DHARMA cafeteria features Alice, the White Rabbit and the 'hookah-smoking caterpillar' on a toadstool. ("He's Our You")
The Geronimo Jackson poster.
In "Lighthouse", David is reading an annotated edition of Alice in Wonderland.
Jack reminds David he used to read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to him when he was younger.
Jack finds the key to David's mother's house under a ceramic white rabbit.
The Lighthouse mirrors themselves can be viewed as a symbolic 'Looking Glass'.
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland.
Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland books have delighted readers across the globe for over a hundred years. Alice in Wonderland Collection – All Four Books presents the two most famous Alice books – Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass – as well as the Alice-related fantasy verse The Hunting of the Snark and, for Alice aficionados, a digitized copy of Alice’s Adventures Underground, the shorter, original Alice in Wonderland manuscript which Carroll wrote for his friends and family before they encouraged him to expand the book and send it to a publisher.
Also included in this collection
'Alice in Wonderland,' Alice Through the Looking Glass'
Newly discovered letters by Lewis Carroll, an expanded selection of diary excerpts, and a wealth of new biographical materials are some of the features of this revised Norton Critical Edition.
This perennially popular Norton Critical Edition again reprints the 1897 editions of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass along with the 1876 edition of The Hunting of the Snark. Each text is fully annotated and the original illustrations are included.
An unusually rich “Backgrounds” section is arranged to correspond with three clearly defined periods in Lewis Carroll’s life. Letters and diary entries interwoven within each period emphasize the biographical dimension of Carroll’s writing. Readers gain an understanding of the author’s family and education, the evolution of the Alice books, and Carroll’s later years through his own words and through important scholarly work on his faith life and his relationships with women and with Alice Hargreaves and her family.
Reflecting the wealth of new scholarship on Alice in Wonderland and Lewis Carroll published since the last edition, Donald Gray has chosen eleven new critical works while retaining five seminal works from the previous edition. Two early pieces—an essay by Charles Dickens and poem by Christina Rossetti—take a satirical look at children’s literature. The nine new recent essays are by James R. Kincaid, Marah Gubar, Robert M. Polemus, Jean-Jacques Lecercle, Gilles Deleuze, Roger Taylor, Carol Mavor, Jean Gattégno, and Helena M. Pycior.
The Selected Bibliography has been updated and expanded.