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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. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Dust Cover Missing. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G1582341753I5N01
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97815823417504.0
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, New York, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. Mervyn Peake (illustrator). First U.S. Edition. Introduction by Zadie Smith. White cloth binding, titles on spine in gilt, lavender endpapers, sewn-in ribbon marker. Illustrated with the restored drawings of Mervyn Peake, these drawings considered his best work have not been available in any edition for more than twenty years. Published with a matching volume of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Black marker line on spine of dust jacket otherwise fine, dj now in a new protective mylar sleeve. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 012196
Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury USA, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG1582341753
Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury USA, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX1582341753
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97815823417501.0
Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury USA, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P021582341753
Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury USA, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P111582341753
Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury USA, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Like New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P011582341753