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The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition by Martin Gardner, Lewis Carroll

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By Martin Gardner, Lewis Carroll

The end result of a life of scholarship, The Annotated Alice is a landmark occasion within the wealthy heritage of Lewis Carroll and reason to have a good time the awesome profession of Martin Gardner.
For over part a century, Martin Gardner has tested himself as one of many world's prime experts on Lewis Carroll. His Annotated Alice, first released in 1960, has over part one million copies in print world wide and is extremely wanted by way of households and students alike—for it used to be Gardner who first decoded the wordplay and the various mathematical riddles that lie embedded in Carroll's vintage tales: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the having a look Glass.

40 years after this groundbreaking booklet, Norton is proud to post the Definitive variation of The Annotated Alice, a piece that mixes the notes of Gardner's 1960 variation along with his 1990 replace, More Annotated Alice, in addition to extra new discoveries and updates drawn from Gardner's encyclopedic wisdom of the texts. Illustrated with John Tenniel's vintage and loved art—along with many lately came upon Tenniel pencil sketches—The Annotated Alice is Gardner's most lovely and enduring tribute to Carroll's masterpieces but. The redoubtable Gardner has been referred to as by means of Douglas Hofstadter "one of the good intellects produced during this state during this century." With The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition, we have now this extraordinary scholar's crowning fulfillment. colour, two-tone, and black-and-white photographs and illustrations all through

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But they have their tails in their mouths; and the reason is—" here the Mock Turtle yawned and shut his eyes. "Tell her about the reason and all that," he said to the Gryphon. "The reason is," said the Gryphon, "that they would go with the lobsters to the dance. So they got thrown out to sea. So they had to fall a long way. So they got their tails fast in their mouths. So they couldn't get them out again. " "Thank you," said Alice, "it's very interesting. " "I can tell you more than that, if you like," said the Gryphon.

I'm afraid I don't know one," said Alice, rather alarmed at the proposal. " they both cried. " And they pinched it on both sides at once. The Dormouse slowly opened its eyes. " said the March Hare. " pleaded Alice. " said Alice, who always took a great interest in questions of eating and drinking. "They lived on treacle," 12 said the Dormouse, after thinking a minute or two. HTM (35 of 223)12/22/2005 16:50:31 The Annotated Alice "They couldn't have done that, you know," Alice gently remarked.

The poor little thing sobbed again (or grunted, it was impossible to say which), and they went on for some while in silence. " when it grunted again, so violently, that she looked down into its face in some alarm. This time there could be no mistake about it: it was neither more nor less than a pig, and she felt that it would be quite 5 absurd for her to carry it any further. So she set the little creature down, and felt quite relieved to see it trot away quietly into the wood. " And she began thinking over other children she knew, who might do very well as pigs, and was just saying to herself "if one only knew the right way to change them—" 6 when she was a little startled by seeing the Chesire-Cat sitting on a bough of a tree a few yards off.

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