Great illustrations, classic text
Enjoy glimpses of two of the world’s great elaborations of whimsy
Alice, for your delight
A boat trip on the Thames in 1862 was the beginning of “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.” Lewis Carroll’s story was published three years later, and was an immediate success. “Through the Looking-Glass” followed in six years, and was in even greater demand.
In his time, Sir John Tenniel contributed over 2300 cartoons to “Punch,” the humorous magazine. He painted a fresco in the Hall of Poets in the House of Lords, and is the author of a mosaic in the South Court of the Victoria and Albert Museum. His pictures for Alice are among the most famous literary illustrations ever made.