The Annotated Alice (Annotated Alice)
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The deluxe anniversary edition of The Annotated Alice includes:
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The deluxe anniversary edition of The Annotated Alice includes:
A rare, never-before-published portrait of Francis Jane Lutwidge, Lewis Carroll's mother
Over 100 new or updated annotations, collected since the publication of Martin Gardner's Definitive Edition of The Annotated Alice in 1999
More than 100 new illustrations, in vibrant color, by Salvador Dalí, Beatrix Potter, Ralph Steadman, and 42 other artists and illustrators, in addition to the original artwork by Sir John Tenniel
A preface by Mark Burstein, president emeritus of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America, and all of Gardner's introductions to other editions
A filmography of every Alice-related film by Carroll scholar David Schaefer
225 color and black-and-white illustrations(less)
What is it inside this internet, I asked the young lad,
The computer expert replied,
Why Ma'am, it's web servers and routers,
And connections between computers,
That cannot ever be fried.
What lies on those servers then, I asked the young lad,
The boy gazing up now replied,
Oh Ma'am, blogs and e-mail, at night porn and streams,
Zombies and splatter and car chasing dreams,
What wonders out there can be spied?
Is your work very unbearable, I asked the young lad,
Most times, Ma'am, it is, ...more
Review of The Annotated Alice: 150th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
In 2015, Alice in Wonderland, the most beloved children’s book of all time, turned 150. To celebrate Alice’s birthday, W.W. Norton & Co. published an updated Deluxe Edition of The Annotated Alice.
The Annotated Alice: 150th Anniversary Deluxe Edition is a lavish volume. It includes all of the original illustrations by Sir John Tenniel, as well as over 100 illustrations by many other artists, including Beatrix Potter...more
'I mean, wot the fuck is it wiv this Salander bitch?' Alice scowls.
'I'm telling you, I'm sick of it. Bugger the 'Annotated Alice', we're putting out the 'Unexpurgated Alice' right now. They need to be told that I did all that stuff bigger and better than she did. AND I had to give mate's rates to fucking Charles Dickens. Geez. Give me a break.'
'What? NOW?' asks Humpty nervously glancing at the wall next to them.
She ignores him.
The Annotated Alice versus 1984
Alice looked around at the gray drab buildings.
"I must have wandered off the path. This is nothing like anything I've ever seen before in Wonderland. "
The city was devoid of people. Occasionally a siren would blare but there were no human and animal sounds. A poster of a intimidating man with the words BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU was on practically every wall.
"Interesting" said Alice, "It looks a little like my ...more
Alice, who doesn't want to get her petticoats dirty, is idly chewing on a magic mushroom and looks quite tall for her tender years; she is waiting patiently for her opponent in direct contrast to a white rabbit who is chagrined at the wasting time. A screech of tires announces
L - you can call me Wasp because I am g ...more
I was less impressed with the exceedingly long footnotes which paralleled the original text. While I appreciated the level of scholarship which surrounds Lewis Carroll's work, I found many o ...more
We listened to Michael York narrate Alice's Adventures in Wonderland on audio CD while we followed along with the book. Then, we listened to Donada Peters narrate the second hal ...more
Full leisurely we glide;
For both our oars, with little skill,
By little arms are plied,
While little hands make vain pretence
Our wanders to guide.
Ah, cruel Three! In such an hour,
Beneath such dreamy weather,
To beg a tale of breath too weak
To stir the tiniest feather!
Yet what can one poor voice avail
Against three tongues together?
Imperious Prima flashes forth
Her edict "to begin it":
In gentler tones Secunda hopes
"There will be nonsense in it!"
While Tertia interrupts the ta ...more
What an original Lewis Carroll was! There’s no one like him – his voice is unmistakable. The wit, the cleverness, the intellect and the sheer playfulness of the writing guarantees a good time is had by adults as well as children.
One thing that is compl ...more
And the original illustrations. They are rather important.
However, this book is probably most useful for the purpose of discrediting the many absurd theories surrounding the Alice novels.
If anything, I would say that the books are reader's books. It may be that Wonder Land was not written for the general reader really--none of us are Alice Liddel--but the academically minded reader will find much to enjoy in "The Annotated Alice".
Fantastic wordplay, satirical takes on then-famous poems, and illustrations that do double- and triple-duty add layers to a "kid-sized" story of adventure.
I love how the sentences challenge our assumptions of how language works, what metaphor, grammar, and style can do. Alice's rea ...more
Life is short. Many other titles beckon.
I reread it years later, and it was still weird as ever. Al ...more
I believe the annotations are longer than the text of the two stories. They are quite helpful. I did not realize that my favorite version of Alice (with Gene Wilder, Peter Ustinov, Martin Short, Robbie Coltrane, Christopher Lloyd, Whoopie Goldberg, and others) is actually a combination of the two books.
I noticed, on page 252, that curious phrase "of a Saturday night", a phrase I first heard when I lived in Oklahoma. It is ap ...more
Recién terminado: me cuesta tener una opinión precisa de este libro por lo raro y extraño que ha sido su lectura. A pesar de estar anotado, siento que hay muchas cosas que no he terminado de entender. Pero indudablemente ha sido entretenido.
Opinión personal: Alicia en el país de las maravillas y A través del espejo creo que es una lectura peculiar, muy difícil de recomendar. Es más, os recomendaría acercaros a ella por propia voluntad, si ...more
"But the tune isn’t his own invention," she said to herself: "it’s 'I give thee all, I can no more.'”
What was the tune? Gardner doesn't say.
The web gave me hope -- the source poem by Thomas Moore is all over the place -- but no indication wheth ...more
His most famous writings are 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 considered to be within the genre of literary nonsense.