Lewis Carroll's classic tale began as a story told to a group of children on a boating picnic in 1862 and was first published as Alice's Adventures Under Ground three years later. Its curious effect of half-dream, half-nightmare instantly captured the imagination of both children and adults, and it has been a favourite ever since. Alice's adventures down the rabbit hole, in particular the strange characters she meets there, have become world-famous. The constantly grinning Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, the March Hare and the Queen of Hearts are names with which all children are familiar, as are many of Carroll's verses including 'You are old, Father William' and 'Twinkle, twinkle, little bat'.
Throughout the century and a half since its first publication, Alice's story has been told many times. This new edition brings together the complete and unabridged text with more than 70 stunning illustrations by artist Robert Ingpen, each reflecting the unique style and extraordinary imagination of this eternally popular story.
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