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Inhaltsangabe: Carroll's classic stories reunited with Peake's celebrated illustrations, restored for the first time to their original glory.
In the 1940s, Gormenghast trilogy author Mervyn Peake was commissioned to produce a series of seventy pen-and-ink drawings to accompany Lewis Carroll's two classics, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. Previously admired for his illustrations of Treasure Island and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Peake set to work, producing such luminous, eccentric images that Graham Greene would later refer to him as 'the first artist since Tenniel to recast Alice in a contemporary mould.'
In these editions, Peake's marvelous illustrations, many of them originally drawn on poor quality wartime paper, have been meticulously reproduced as they were meant to be seen. Thanks to a combination of old-fashioned craft and cutting-edge computer technology, the delightful images shine for the first time in over two decades alongside Carroll's fantastically eccentric text. With introductions by modern literary masters Will Self and Zadie Smith, these beautifully designed and printed books are the perfect gift for adults and children alike.
This 1872 sequel to Lewis Carroll's beloved Alice's Adventures in Wonderland finds the inquisitive heroine in a fantastic land where everything is reversed. Looking-glass land, a topsy-turvy world lurking just behind the mirror over Alice's mantel, is a fantastic realm of live chessmen, madcap kings and queens, strange mythological creatures, talking flowers and puddings, and rude insects.
Brooks and hedges divide the lush greenery of looking-glass land into a chessboard, where Alice becomes a pawn in a bizarre game of chess involving Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Lion and the Unicorn, the White Knight, and other nursery-rhyme figures. Promised a crown when she reaches the eighth square, Alice perseveres through a surreal landscape of amusing characters that pelt her with riddles and humorous semantic quibbles and regale her with memorable poetry, including the oft-quoted "Jabberwocky."
This handsome, inexpensive edition, featuring the original John Tenniel illustrations, makes available to today's readers a classic of juvenile literature long cherished for its humor, whimsy, and incomparable fantasy.
Titel: Through the Looking Glass and What Alice ...
Verlag: Bloomsbury USA
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury USA, 2001. Buchzustand: Good. First American Edition. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP86862576
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. This item is in good condition. All pages and covers are readable. There are no stains or tears. Dust jacket is present if applicable. May contain small amounts of writing and/or highlighting. Spine and cover may show signs of wear. May not contain supplementary items. We ship within 1 business day. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 34FCGS000OBB
Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury USA. Hardcover. Buchzustand: As New. Book almost like new. Cover and pages are undamaged. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G1582341753I2N00
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Acceptable. This is a hard cover book. The cover has visible markings and wear. We ship Monday-Saturday and respond to inquries within 24 hours. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 3O6C9M000DW3
Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury USA, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG1582341753
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97815823417504.0
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Like New. Book Condition: Like New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97815823417502.0
Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 2001. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Peake, Mervyn (illustrator). First Editiion. Copy in white cloth on boards in unclipped D/J. Jacket spine lightly sunned. Coloured end papers. Free of inscriptions. Clean text with b/w illustrations. Appears unread. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 027904
Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury USA, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P021582341753
Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury USA, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P111582341753