By Lewis Carroll
The end result of a life of scholarship, The Annotated Alice is a landmark occasion within the wealthy heritage of Lewis Carroll and reason to rejoice the striking occupation of Martin Gardner.
For over part a century, Martin Gardner has confirmed himself as one of many world's major professionals on Lewis Carroll. His Annotated Alice, first released in 1959, has over part one million copies in print worldwide and is loved by way of either households and scholars―for it was once Gardner who first decoded a few of the mathematical riddles and wordplay that lay ingeniously embedded in Carroll's vintage tales, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the taking a look Glass.
Forty years after this groundbreaking ebook, Norton is proud to submit the Definitive version of The Annotated Alice, a piece that mixes the notes of Gardner's 1959 version along with his 1990 quantity, More Annotated Alice, in addition to extra discoveries drawn from Gardner's encyclopedic wisdom of the texts. Illustrated with John Tenniel's vintage, liked art―along with many lately chanced on Tenniel pencil sketches―The Annotated Alice can be Gardner's most pretty and enduring tribute to Carroll's masterpieces yet.
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