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Based on the original edition of Through the Looking-Glass Little Folks' Edition, a highlight of the Macmillan archive, this charming small format hardback is a companion to The Little Folks' Edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. With red cloth binding, foil on the front cover and spine, and gold-sprayed edges to the pages, this is a really delightful gift, and specially abridged for younger readers to around one sixth the length of the original, it's a perfect introduction to the second of Carroll's classic Alice titles. This beautiful book is reproduced in full colour with over thirty original illustrations by Sir John Tenniel.
First published by Macmillan in 1907, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Little Folks Edition is a charming miniature edition of Lewis Carroll's classic tale which is specially abridged for younger readers. A sixth of the length of the original 1865 edition, it features 32 brightly coloured illustrations by Sir John Tenniel, uniquely featuring Alice in a red dress. Faithfully reproduced from a rare archive copy, this unique little book retains all the charm of the historic original. With luxurious red Wibalin binding and gold sprayed edges, it is the perfect celebration of Alice's special anniversary; a wonderful gift for fans of every age and a must-have for every collector's bookshelf.
Emerging in several different versions during the author's lifetime, Lewis Carroll's Alice novels have a publishing history almost as magical and mysterious as the stories themselves. Zoe Jaques and Eugene Giddens offer a detailed and nuanced account of the initial publication of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and investigate how their subsequent transformations through print, illustration, film, song, music videos, and even stamp-cases and biscuit tins affected the reception of these childhood favourites. The authors consider issues related to the orality of the original tale and its impact on subsequent transmission, the differences between the manuscripts and printed editions, and the politics of writing and publishing for children in the 1860s. In addition, they take account of Carroll's own responses to the books' popularity, including his writing of major adaptations and a significant body of meta-textual commentary, and his reactions to the staging of Alice in Wonderland. Attentive to the child reader, how changing notions of childhood identity and needs affected shifting narratives of the story, and the representation of the child's body by various illustrators, the authors also make a significant contribution to childhood studies.

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