By Lewis Carroll
Commemorating the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of 1 of the main cherished classics of children’s literature, this illustrated version offers Alice like you’ve by no means obvious her before.
In 1865, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, an Oxford mathematician and Anglican deacon, released a narrative a few little lady who tumbles down a rabbit gap. hence was once the realm first brought to Alice and her pseudonymous writer, Lewis Carroll. this gorgeous new version of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland beneficial properties hardly visible illustrations via Salvador Dalí that remove darkness from the surreal but apparently logical and mathematical realm into which Alice famously falls.
In an informative and wide-ranging creation, Carroll specialist Mark Burstein discusses Dalí’s connections with Carroll, his therapy of the symbolic determine of Alice, and the mathematical nature of Wonderland. additionally, mathematician Thomas Banchoff displays at the friendship he shared with Dalí and explores the mathematical undercurrents in Dalí’s paintings.
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The little door was shut again, and the little golden key was lying on the glass table as before, “and things are worse than ever,” thought the poor child, “for I never was so small as this before, never! ” As she said these words her foot slipped, and in another moment, splash! she was up to her chin in salt-water. Her first idea was that she had somehow fallen into the sea, “and in that case I can go back by railway,” she said to herself. ) However, she soon made out that she was in the pool of tears which she had wept when she was nine feet high.
Please, Ma’am, is this New Zealand? ” (and she tried 10 Chapter O ne to curtsey as she spoke—fancy, curtseying as you’re falling through the air! ) “And what an ignorant little girl she’ll think me for asking! ” Down, down, down. There was nothing else to do, so Alice soon began talking again. ) “I hope they’ll remember her saucer of milk at tea- time. Dinah, my dear! I wish you were down here with me! There are no mice in the air, I’m afraid, but you might catch a bat, and that’s very like a mouse, you know.
After a time she heard a little pattering of feet in the distance, and she hastily dried her eyes to see what was coming. It was the White Rabbit returning, splendidly dressed, with a pair of white kid-gloves in one hand and a large fan in the other: he came trotting along in a great hurry, muttering to himself, as he came, “Oh! The Duchess, the Duchess! Oh! ” Alice felt so desperate that she was ready to ask help of any one: so, when the Rabbit came near her, she began, in a low, timid voice, “If you please, Sir——” The Rabbit started violently, dropped the white kid-gloves and the fan, and skurried away into the darkness as hard as he could go.