Tuesday, August 29, 2017

August Quote of the Month - I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then - Lewis Carroll

This month, we have selected our August inspirational message from a great Classic (book and author!):

"I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then."
-- Lewis Carroll in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

In 1865, English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, aka Lewis Carroll, wrote a fantastical adventure story for the young daughters of a friend. The adventures of Alice-named for one of the little girls to whom the book was dedicated—who journeys down a rabbit hole and into a whimsical underworld realm, instantly struck a chord with the British public, and then with readers around the world. Dodgson's playfulness—with language, with mathematical puzzles, with testy creatures such as the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts—still confounds and teases lovers of fantasy fiction today.

Alice acolytes continue to unravel the book's strange riddles, and constantly find new meaning in the unexpected underlying themes, from the trials of early adolescence to the value of nonsense. The conundrums and delights of Alice ensures its ongoing influence over modern pop culture. This unabridged replica edition features the original illustrations by English artist Sir John Tenniel, and is a treasured addition to any library.

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