Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: An Edition Printed in the Shaw Alphabet (Paperback)
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“This illustration-driven edition of the classic tale appeals to booklovers of all ages. The perspective and design provide a satisfying experience for both the reader and the collector.”
— Camille DeBoer, Pooh's Corner, Grand Rapids, MI
In his will, George Bernard Shaw left instructions (and some funds) for the development of a new regular alphabet for the English language. A design by Ronald Kingsley Read was chosen. In 1962, Shaw's play "Androcles and the Lion" was printed in what became known as the Shaw Alphabet, or Shavian. This edition of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is written entirely in that same alphabet, with fonts specially designed by Michael Everson.
About the Author
Lewis Carroll, born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898) is best known for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, in addition to its sequel Through the Looking-Glass. He was a mathematician, deacon, and photographer in addition to being a writer.