Commemorating the 150th anniversary of one of the most beloved classics of children's literature, this illustrated edition presents Alice like you've never seen her before. In 1865, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, an Oxford mathematician and Anglican deacon, published a story about a little girl who tumbles down a rabbit hole. Thus was the world first introduced to Alice and her pseudonymous creator, Lewis Carroll. This beautiful new edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland features rarely seen illustrations by Salvador Dali that illuminate the surreal yet curiously logical and mathematical realm into which Alice famously falls. In an informative and wide-ranging introduction, Carroll expert Mark Burstein discusses Dali's connections with Carroll, his treatment of the symbolic figure of Alice, and the mathematical nature of Wonderland. In addition, mathematician Thomas Banchoff reflects on the friendship he shared with Dali and explores the mathematical undercurrents in Dali's work.
Lewis Carroll was the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-98), a British writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon, and photographer. His best-known works are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass. Mark Burstein is president emeritus of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America and the editor of or contributor to fourteen books about Carroll. Thomas Banchoff is professor emeritus of mathematics at Brown University.
Introduction Dodgson and Dali vii Mark Burstein The Math Connection xvii Thomas Banchoff Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 1 One Down the Rabbit-Hole 7 Two The Pool of Tears 15 Three A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale 23 Four The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill 31 Five Advice from a Caterpillar 39 Six Pig and Pepper 47 Seven A Mad Tea-Party 55 Eight The Queen's Croquet-Ground 63 Nine The Mock Turtle's Story 71 Ten The Lobster-Quadrille 79 Eleven Who Stole the Tarts? 87 Twelve Alice's Evidence 95 Acknowledgments 103 Illustration Credits 104