Alice in Wonderland (Hardcover)
"Rodney Matthews is generally acknowledged to be among the greatest artists that have ever lived. Need I say more? Please buy this book, and all his other works, because then my immense collection of stuff will become even more valuable." John Cleese
Here is Lewis Carroll's classic story as you have never seen it before through the eyes of world-famous fantasy illustrator Rodney Matthews. Featuring a preface by the artist about his interpretation of this original and experimental children's classic, this is a lavish edition that will be treasured by collectors.
About the Author
Lewis Carroll was the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, an English writer, mathematician, Anglican deacon, and photographer. Best known for his classics Alice s Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass, and Jabberwocky, Carroll was also an accomplished inventor who created an early version of what is today known as Scrabble. The publication of Alice s Adventures in Wonderland in 1865 brought Carroll a certain level of fame, although he continued to supplement his income through his work as a mathematics tutor at Christ Church, Oxford College. Carroll s whimsical characters and nonsensical verse resonated with Victorian-era readers, and his books continue to be enjoyed by numerous modern societies dedicated to his promoting his works.
Rodney Matthews was born in North Somerset, England, and after a childhood spent influenced by a creative and inventive father, he attended the West of England College of Art in England. Matthews did the artwork for a number of novels by Michael Moorcock and others, as well as for sci-fi magazines.