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Alice in a World of Wonderlands: The English Language of the Four Alice Books Published Worldwide

Alice in a World of Wonderlands: The English-Language Editions of the Four Alice Books Published Worldwide (ATBOSH Media, Ltd., 2022) is a two-volume set co-edited by Jon A. Lindseth and Arnold Hirshon that explores the legacy of the four Alice books: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass, Alice’s Adventures under Ground, and The Nursery “Alice.”  Volume 1 contains essays by distinguished scholars about both the publishing history of the four books (by Francine F. Abeles, Mark Burstein, George Cassady, Morton N. Cohen, Martin Gardner, Selwyn Goodacre, Edward Guiliano, August A. Imholtz, Jr., Stephanie Lovett, Heather Simmons, and Daniel Rover Singer) and about the history of their many illustrated editions (by Mark Burstein, George Cassady, Michael Everson, and Arnold Hirshon).  Volume 2 contains ten checklists of the four books documenting the chronological and geographic history of their publication in the United Kingdom, the United States, other English-language countries (Australia, Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand), and 29 countries in the rest of the world.  This volume also contains short discussions about publication and illustration trends since the first published edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in 1865, as well as publisher and illustrator indexes to all of the checklist entries.  This two-volume set is a companion to the three-volume Alice in a World of Wonderlands: Translations of Lewis Carroll’s Masterpiece (Oak Knoll Press, 2015).