Alice's Adventure's in Wonderland And Through The Looking Glass And What Alice Found There
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is an 1865 novel written by Lewis Carroll. He tells the story of a young girl named Alice who tumbles down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world colonized by unusual creatures, including the famous Mad Hatter. Alice finds herself in numerous fantastical situations that parody the life of Victorian England. Carroll continues her adventures in Through the Looking Glass chronicling her adventures to become a queen. Alice again encounters various oddities in her quest compounded by things being reversed in the image of the looking glass.
Marymount University’s Gomatos Collection has a number of vintage copies of Carroll’s famous novel. This edition, published by the Henry Altemus Company of Philadelphia, PA, not only contains her first adventures, but Carroll’s sequel, Through the Looking Glass and What She Found There. The library has cataloged this copy as being published in 1890. However, there is a website that suggests that this copy was part of the Riviere series, which was produced in 1901 for one year only. The reprints in this edition stay faithful to the original as well as containing the artwork of John Tenneil.
The pictures of the inside cover, the title page, and the inscription were chosen because they were unique to this edition. The remaining pages were chosen as representative of the book as a whole.