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  • Lewis Carroll

    Alice in Wonderland and Jabberwocky are brought to sparkling new life in this brilliant recording by internationally acclaimed comedienne Alison Larkin, and Audie Award-winning narrator Derek Perkins. The recordings are followed by a short excerpt from the Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll, by Carroll's nephew Stuart Dodgson Collingwood. Cover illustration by Lisa...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    Featuring some of Lewis Carroll's most famous and best-loved poems - including Jabberwocky and The Hunting of the Snark - as well as lesser-known gems such as Brother and Sister and My Fairy, this production wonderfully illustrates Carroll's fondness for impish satire, verbal wizardry and pure imagination. The selection ranges from pieces written when Carroll was just thirteen to his mature...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    Many a day we rowed together on that quiet stream…and many a fairy tale had been extemporized…yet none of these tales got written down: they lived and died…each in its own golden afternoon until there came a day when, as it chanced, one of the listeners petitioned that the tale might be written down for her. Thus, in 1864, Oxford mathematician Charles Dodgson (under the pen name of Lewis Carroll) presented family friend, Alice Liddell with the first edition of what would become the inimitable classic, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Seven years after Alice’s success, Carroll published Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, the equally beloved...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    Lewis Carroll's Wonderland characters are as fresh and engaging as the day he dreamt them up. Here, for young readers, is a glorious introduction to Alice's magical universe from bestselling illustrator Eric Puybaret. Puybaret's rich, jewel-like illustrations perfectly capture the wit and whimsy of Wonderland, while the elegantly simplified text retains Carroll's most memorable lines, such as 'Curiouser and curiouser' and 'Oh dear, oh dear, I shall be too late'. Fresh, modern and gloriously colourful, this is an enchanting first step down the rabbit hole and into the world of...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    From master anthologist Ellen Datlow comes an all-original of weird tales inspired by the strangeness of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There. Between the hallucinogenic, weird, imaginative wordplay and the brilliant mathematical puzzles and social satire, Alice has been read, enjoyed, and savored by every generation since its publication. Datlow asked eighteen of the most brilliant and acclaimed writers working today to dream up stories inspired by all the strange events and surreal characters found in Wonderland. Mad Hatters and March Hares features stories and poems from Seanan McGuire, Jane Yolen, Catherynne M....read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the river bank, and of having nothing to do...when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran by her. Alice did not think it so very strange to hear the Rabbit say to itself, "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!" But when the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoat pocket and then hurried on, she started to wonder! Running after the strange fellow, she was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole. Down jumped Alice after it (never considering how in the world she was to get out again) and she tumbled into a curious world inhabited by the Mad Hatter, the Ugly Duchess, the Mock Turtle, the Cheshire Cat,...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    Lewis Carroll's sequel to Alice in Wonderland brilliantly captures a young girl's feelings about growing up in a nonsensical world. Read by internationally acclaimed comedienne and Award-winning narrator Alison Larkin, this delightful, unique recording is followed by Phantasmagoria—a poem about a little ghost who finds himself haunting the wrong...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, brought to life by award-winning actress Sheridan Smith. Featuring magical sound effects and specially composed music, this promises to delight and enamour children and adults alike. On an ordinary summer's afternoon, Alice tumbles down a hole and an extraordinary adventure begins. In a strange world with even stranger characters, she meets a rabbit with a pocket watch, joins a Mad Hatter's Tea Party, and plays croquet with the Queen! Lost in this fantasy land, Alice finds herself growing more and more curious by the minute . ....read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    Alan Bennett reads five much-loved stories by Kenneth Grahame, Lewis Carroll and AA Milne. Alan Bennett’s distinctive readings of these cherished children’s stories have become classics in their own right. Portraying each character in his own inimitable fashion, his delightfully expressive voice perfectly conveys the sparkling humour, charm and magic of these timeless tales. The Wind in the Willows tells the classic story of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad (of Toad Hall) and their waterside adventures. Alice in Wonderland sees Alice following a white rabbit down a hole and embarking on a series of adventures with some of the most weird and wonderful characters ever encountered....read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    Based on the classic tale by Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland: The Mad Hatter's Tea Party takes Alice on a further adventure in Wonderland, where she meets the Mad Hatter and the March Hare, the King and Queen, and the other main characters from the original story. The text is a modern re-telling, making the story appropriate for young children, giving them a delightful introduction to this iconic childhood classic. Read beautifully by Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt, this is a sequel to Eric Puybaret's delightful Alice in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    Ken Campbell, Windsor Davies, John Bird and John Fortune star in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation. When Alice leans too close to the Looking Glass, she suddenly finds herself in a land of caustic characters and twisted logic – a back-to-front world where flowers can talk, Queens can run and a crown could depend on a game of chess... In her bid to become Queen of the Chess Board, Alice must escape the fearful Jabberwock and get to the eighth square. En route, she takes advice – and sometimes downright criticism – from such peculiar folk as Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Lion and the Unicorn, and very helpful gnat. Even when she has passed this test, the...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    “It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.” ALICE “Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” THE WHITE QUEEN Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson penned under the pseudonym of Lewis Carroll. It tells the story of a little girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. Many feel it is perhaps the very first psychedelic novel. One can certainly draw parallels with the eating of magic mushrooms and apparently hallucinating, yet still it is chiefly a beloved children’s story....read more

  • Lewis Carrol

    "It's no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then." ALICE "Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." THE WHITE QUEEN Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson penned under the pseudonym of Lewis Carroll. It tells the story of a little girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. Many feel it is perhaps the very first psychedelic novel. One can certainly draw parallels with the eating of magic mushrooms and apparently hallucinating, yet still it is chiefly a beloved children's story. Loved keenly...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    Lewis Carroll's classic Alice in Wonderland, a young girl's adventure down a magical rabbit hole, read by a full cast for Alcazar Audioworks. On a boring afternoon, Alice spots a chance for adventure when a White Rabbit wearing a coat and pocket watch dashes by her, complaining about the time. After chasing the White Rabbit down into his rabbit hole, Alice encounters an entertaining series of eccentric characters including, The Mad Hatter, The Cheshire Cat, Humpty-Dumpty and The Queen of Hearts. Join Alice as she changes sizes quite indiscriminately, has a madcap tea with an outrageous menagerie and plays croquet with truly cranky royalty. Table of Contents: Chapter 1 - Down the...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    This is the handwritten book that Carroll wrote for private use before being urged to develop it later into Alice in Wonderland. It was generously illustrated by Carrol and meant to entertain his family and friends. When a sick child in a hospital enjoyed it so much, the mother wrote him saying it had distracted her for a bit from her pain and led eventually to Carroll expanding the story. The Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson and the Reverend Robinson Duckworth rowed in a boat, on 4 July 1862,[12] up the Isis with the three young daughters of Henry Liddell, (the Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University and Dean of Christ Church) : Lorina Charlotte Liddell (aged 13, born 1849); Alice...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    This special edition brings together both of Lewis Carroll’s marvelous tales set in the whimsical world beyond the looking glass and down the rabbit hole. Caroll’s first novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, finds Alice stuck in Wonderland, surrounded by curious creatures and with no idea of how to return home. With questionable aid from the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts, Alice eventually finds her way back home. But the enigmatic Alice can’t stay away for long, and she finds herself back in Wonderland in the sequel, Through the Looking-Glass. Most adaptations of Lewis Carroll’s beloved books have combined the stories featured in Alice’s Adventures...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    When Alice's wish to visit the Looking Glass world comes true, she can't resist delving deeper and deeper into a land of caustic characters and twisted logic. So begins a game of chess on a grand scale, where the inhabitants of each square have their own set of rules. In her bid to become Queen of the Chess Board, Alice takes advice - and sometimes downright criticism - from such peculiar folk as Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Lion and the Unicorn and very helpful gnat. Even when she has earned her crown the ordeal awaits of dinner with the Red and White Queens - and Alice learns an important lesson about not eating food you've been introduced to... This witty...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    In 1865, Lewis Carroll won the hearts of children around the world with a wondrous story of a disappearing cat, a mad tea party, and a croquet-playing Queen of Hearts. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland quickly became a beloved classic of children's literature, and fans wrote thousands of letters to Lewis Carroll asking him to write a sequel to this magical book. The result was Through the Looking Glass, a timeless tale that has captivated generations with its unforgettable blend of laughter, magic and mischief. On a snowy winter day when it's too cold to play outside, Alice begins a game of make-believe inside her house. But make-believe soon becomes real when Alice steps through a...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    "The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in 8 Fits)" is a poem written by English writer Lewis Carroll. It is typically categorised as a nonsense poem. Written from 1874 to 1876, the poem borrows the setting, some creatures, and eight portmanteau words from Carroll's earlier poem "Jabberwocky" in his children's novel "Through the Looking Glass" (1871). As for the word "Snark", Carroll did not give it any meaning. The word "snarking" had been used in 1866 to describe a sound. Henry Holiday, the illustrator of the poem, thought of it as a "tragedy". The plot follows a crew of ten trying to hunt the Snark, an animal which may turn out to be a highly dangerous Boojum. The only one of...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    11-year-old actor Eden Giuliano presents a brand new line of exciting children's stories from Icon! 'Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There', also known as 'Alice through the Looking-Glass' is a novel by Lewis Carroll and the sequel to 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' (1865). Alice again enters a fantastical world, this time by climbing through a mirror into the world she can see beyond it. There she finds that, just like a reflection, everything is reversed, including logic (running helps you remain stationary, walking away from something brings you towards it, chessmen are alive, nursery rhyme characters exist, all to her utter amazement! The author, Charles...read more