Due to Coursera, I do read multiple of version of Alice and I’ve reviewed the first story before but this edition is what you should look for if you ever have any critical writing with the both Alice stories. I won’t go into the details about the story but one of the major advantage of having this book was the annotations of it. Alice is infamous for the riddles and puzzles with the words and sometimes within its original illustrations. Having this edition is like having additional text or study guide as you read.
Some include poems, the history of the writer himself, how his brilliance is applied in his writing which are quite difficult to emulate even to me as an average writer. As you read, you’ll find there’s a lot of references in a page of the book which made it worthwhile to spend days and months in interpreting everything.
It is great for adult readers of Alice in Wonderland if anyone was afraid of being seen with a campy children’s copy. Consider Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass as interpretive as a Shakespearean drama. Besides, you’ll have some insight in what might have been in the earlier centuries of the revolutionary start of English literature and the genius behind the works which are still hardly been emulated until circa Neil Gaiman.