Barry Moser’s Alice in Wonderland

“All in the golden afternoon…”

For me, Alice in Wonderland is the quintessential summer book. I have a number of editions. Rackham’s glorious version- so hard to believe it was ever controversial. A Norton Critical Edition with Tennial’s original drawings. And Camille Rose Garcia’s delightful psychedelia. But Moser’s is not often seen and that it really deserves its moment in the sun. Copiously illustrated with his strange and detailed woodcuts, you really get a sense that Alice’s adventure is less dream and more nightmare…

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Moser’s Cheshire Cat is a hairless Sphynx.

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The text is annotated throughout in red

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The Cook and Duchess. Moser really needs to illustrate Gormenghast. IMG_2381 IMG_2382 IMG_2383 IMG_2384

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. derkrakel says:

    Thanks, for this inspiration! He’s a really a great artist.

    1. You’re welcome! I have a few books by him & his woodcuts are phenomenal 🙂

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