2009-10-25

Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There

Evertype is pleased to announce the publication of an edition of Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There.


From the introduction:

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a tale of summer which Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) published for the first time in July 1865. Many of the characters in the book belong to a pack of cards. This story is a winter's tale, which Carroll first published in December 1871. Much of this second story is based on the game of chess.

The heroine of the two books is Alice Liddell, daughter of the Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, where Dodgson taught mathematics. Although Alice Liddell was born in 1852, twenty years later then Dodgson, she is kept in the two books as a little girl of seven years of age, the age she was when she Dodgson met her for the first time. It is clear from the pieces of poetry at the beginning and the end of this book that Carroll was very fond of Alice Liddell. One must remember, however, that Alice's parents and Carroll fell out in 1864 and that he saw her very rarely after that date.

2 Comments:

Blogger Tortoiseshell said...

Interesting - I would never have thought that this was an Evertype project.

Gobeithio bod pethau'n iawn gyda chi.

ch ch ch ch ch

Your old Celtic Comrade,

"Ernie."

26 October 2009 00:35  
Blogger Michael Everson said...

I've been publishing Alices since 2003, I think, when the first Irish translation came out.

1 November 2009 14:22  

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