Monday, September 19, 2011
What's Old is New Again- A New Alice, Rescued from 1901
Okay, we've all read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, or at least we all know the story; a familiar, beloved story, it's everywhere in our culture.
There are dozens upon dozens of illustrated versions of Carroll's famous story; there are even books about all the different versions. So what's so special about this one? The pictures.
This was wonderful to hear but no more than an idle rumor; we had no idea when or if such a book would be available. Then, a week ago, in the weekly newsletter from Dover Publications, I found out that it had happened- Dover was republishing an unabridged facsimile of the entire 1901 edition complete with all 92 color plates.
I'm telling you, if you love Alice, you have to buy this book! It's a treasure and it's so wonderful to see Rountree's pictures restored and made available again.
Click here to buy Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Harry Rountree, from Powells.com. I'm a Powell's partner and receive a small commission on sales.
FTC Disclosure: I did not receive this book for review.