This edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, originally published in 1908, is fully illustrated in line and colour, by the charming drawings of Harry Rountree. Harry Rountree was one of the best-known illustrators in London in the early 1900s. He was a prolific illustrator and illustrated many works by authors such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Enid Blyton, Edith Nesbit and H.G. Wells.
‘Alice in Wonderland’ is the best known work of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832 – 1898), better known by his pen name, ‘Lewis Carroll’. Telling the tale of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by surreal and anthropomorphic creatures, the book was a huge commercial success on its initial publication in 1865. It was followed by its sequel, ‘Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There’, in 1871. The books play at the heart of logical problems and literary nonsense – giving the narrative lasting popularity with adults and children alike.
Pook Press celebrates the great ‘Golden Age of Illustration‘ in children’s literature – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration from the 1880s to the 1930s. Our collection showcases classic fairy tales, children’s stories, and the work of some of the most celebrated artists, illustrators and authors.