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The Nursery "Alice"

The Nursery "Alice"
Author: Lewis Carroll
ISBN: 9781907960000
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The Nursery “Alice” brings the classic story of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to the youngest of readers, with all the beauty and all the silliness of the original.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a much loved British classic which can be and is read and enjoyed by many people of many ages, from the young to the (very) old. Only the very young struggle with its eccentricities and complexities. Lewis Carroll understood, 25 years after its original publication, that Alice’s Adventures did not quite address the smallest of kiddywinkles and their rather simpler and subtler desires. So he rewrote it. He rewrote the original Alice and created The Nursery “Alice”: a shorter, simpler, more nursery-age friendly version of the original story. His intentions he says, are that it should:

“be read by Children aged from Nought to Five. To be read? Nay, not so! Say rather to be thumbed, to be cooed over, to be dogs’-eared, to be rumpled, to be kissed, by the illiterate, ungrammatical, dimpled Darlings, that fill your Nursery with merry uproar, and your inmost heart of hearts with a restful gladness!”

Still, there are of course all of your favourite characters, just look at the front cover and you will see the White Rabbit and his pocket-watch, the Cheshire-Cat and his disappearing grin, the Mad Hatter and the March Hare and their Mad(!) Tea-Party, the Blue Catterpillar, the Queen of Hearts... there are the “Drink Me”’s and the “Eat Me”’s, the shrinkings and growings, the dances and the games... oh but now I am giving far too much away! Just let me say, that this is a gem of a children’s book, and if your child is too young to read, they will listen to you read the story to them with wonder and anticipation, ogling the lovely illustrations and eagerly trying to turn over the page before you have finished!

About this English Rose edition

This English Rose edition is a high quality, beautiful book with enhanced images, clear formatting and loving attention to detail. Sir John Tenniel’s original illustrations have been exceptionally improved and coloured in our edition of The Nursery “Alice” making the book all the more attractive and inspiring to younger audiences. Each character is beautifully drawn and described, as Alice wends her way through Wonderland, and the language is especially adapted so that it is easy for young children to understand.

The History of Alice

The story of Alice first appeared in print as a manuscript entitled Alice’s Adventures Under Ground, written by Lewis Carroll between 1862–4 and featuring illustrations by the author. It was rewritten and published as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) in 1865 with illustrations by Sir John Tenniel. The Nursery “Alice” was first published in 1890, 25 years after the original Alice. Rewritten by Carroll, it included 20 of Tenniel’s original illustrations enlarged and coloured, and was the first colour edition of any Alice book. It also featured a new cover illustrated by Emily Gertrude Thomson.

About the author and illustrators

Lewis Carroll was the pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (27 January, 1832–14 January, 1898), an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings include Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, as well as the poems “The Hunting of the Snark” and “Jabberwocky”, all examples of the genre of literary nonsense.

Sir John Tenniel (28 February, 1820–25 February, 1914) drew many topical cartoons and caricatures for Punch in the late 19th century, but is best remembered today for his illustrations to the works of Lewis Carroll.

Emily Gertrude Thomson (1850–1929) became friends with Carroll after illustrating some of his works and wrote a short biographical memoir of him.

Product details

  • Format: Paperback
  • Page count: 64 pages
  • Publisher: English Rose Publishing
  • Publication date: 24 September, 2010
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907960007
  • ISBN-13: 9781907960000
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 21.6 x 0.4 cm (5.5 x 8.5 x 0.18 in)
  • RRP: £9.95

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The Nursery “Alice” brings the classic story of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to the youngest of readers, with all the beauty and all the silliness of the original.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a much loved British classic which can be and is read and enjoyed by many people of many ages, from the young to the (very) old. Only the very young struggle with its eccentricities and complexities. Lewis Carroll understood, 25 years after its original publication, that Alice’s Adventures did not quite address the smallest of kiddywinkles and their rather simpler and subtler desires. So he rewrote it. He rewrote the original Alice and created The Nursery “Alice”: a shorter, simpler, more nursery-age friendly version of the original story. His intentions he says, are that it should:

“be read by Children aged from Nought to Five. To be read? Nay, not so! Say rather to be thumbed, to be cooed over, to be dogs’-eared, to be rumpled, to be kissed, by the illiterate, ungrammatical, dimpled Darlings, that fill your Nursery with merry uproar, and your inmost heart of hearts with a restful gladness!”

Still, there are of course all of your favourite characters, just look at the front cover and you will see the White Rabbit and his pocket-watch, the Cheshire-Cat and his disappearing grin, the Mad Hatter and the March Hare and their Mad(!) Tea-Party, the Blue Catterpillar, the Queen of Hearts... there are the “Drink Me”’s and the “Eat Me”’s, the shrinkings and growings, the dances and the games... oh but now I am giving far too much away! Just let me say, that this is a gem of a children’s book, and if your child is too young to read, they will listen to you read the story to them with wonder and anticipation, ogling the lovely illustrations and eagerly trying to turn over the page before you have finished!

About this English Rose edition

This English Rose edition is a high quality, beautiful book with enhanced images, clear formatting and loving attention to detail. Sir John Tenniel’s original illustrations have been exceptionally improved and coloured in our edition of The Nursery “Alice” making the book all the more attractive and inspiring to younger audiences. Each character is beautifully drawn and described, as Alice wends her way through Wonderland, and the language is especially adapted so that it is easy for young children to understand.

The History of Alice

The story of Alice first appeared in print as a manuscript entitled Alice’s Adventures Under Ground, written by Lewis Carroll between 1862–4 and featuring illustrations by the author. It was rewritten and published as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) in 1865 with illustrations by Sir John Tenniel. The Nursery “Alice” was first published in 1890, 25 years after the original Alice. Rewritten by Carroll, it included 20 of Tenniel’s original illustrations enlarged and coloured, and was the first colour edition of any Alice book. It also featured a new cover illustrated by Emily Gertrude Thomson.

About the author and illustrators

Lewis Carroll was the pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (27 January, 1832–14 January, 1898), an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings include Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, as well as the poems “The Hunting of the Snark” and “Jabberwocky”, all examples of the genre of literary nonsense.

Sir John Tenniel (28 February, 1820–25 February, 1914) drew many topical cartoons and caricatures for Punch in the late 19th century, but is best remembered today for his illustrations to the works of Lewis Carroll.

Emily Gertrude Thomson (1850–1929) became friends with Carroll after illustrating some of his works and wrote a short biographical memoir of him.

Product details

  • Format: Paperback
  • Page count: 64 pages
  • Publisher: English Rose Publishing
  • Publication date: 24 September, 2010
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907960007
  • ISBN-13: 9781907960000
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 21.6 x 0.4 cm (5.5 x 8.5 x 0.18 in)
  • RRP: £9.95

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