"One hundred and fifty years after its publication, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland remains a doozy and a delight for children and adults. The book stands out for many reasons, but is particularly exceptional as an innovative work of nonsense. It is also noteworthy for its lack of moralism and sentimentalism that was so en vogue during the Victorian era. But does the absence of an obvious moral mean the story has no meaning? And what is the draw to Wonderland, that dreamy realm of easily outraged creatures where madness is the ruling authority? What about that druggie caterpillar?" -From Amanda Ryan's Introduction
When Alice follows a talking white rabbit into his burrow, she discovers a world of whimsy governed by otherworldly logic that she never quite masters. In this beloved children's classic, Alice runs in a caucus race that nobody can win or lose, gets turned into a giant, discusses poetry with a caterpillar, has tea with a Mad Hatter and March Hare, and finally plays a bizarre game of croquet with flamingos before taking part in the Knave of Hearts's trial for stealing tarts.
Written by a noted mathematician, this Canon Classic is literary candy and remains as humorous and imaginative as when it was first published in 1865. The Canon Classics series presents the most definitive works of Western literature in a colorful, well-crafted, and affordable way. Unlike many other thrift editions, our classics are printed on thicker text stock and feature individualized designs that prioritize readability by means of proper margins, leading, characters per line, font, trim size, etc. Each book’s materials and layout combine to make the classics a simple and striking addition to classrooms and homes, ideal for introducing the best of literary culture and human experience to the next generation.
This Worldview Edition features an introduction divided into sections on The World Around, About the Author, What Other Notables Said, Setting, Characters, & Plot Summary, Worldview Analysis, 21 Significant Questions & Answers, and Further Discussion & Review.