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I'm Audra, a 30-something married lesbian. I love interesting heroines, gorgeous prose, place as character, and the occasional werewolf.
The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition - Lewis Carroll, Martin Gardner This beautiful hardbound edition of both Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass is made heavenly by the inclusion of luxurious annotations, original illustrations by John Tenniel, and a long-lost chapter. Editor Gardner reprints acres of trivia provided by scholars and fans in the annotations, which range from definitions or contextual clues to (like suggested answers to the famous riddle "Why is a raven like a writing-desk?"). At times, the annotations seem a little indulgent (there are many pages split 50/50 between Carroll's text and Gardner's annotations); but more often than not, they are a wonderful opportunity to luxuriate over two books rich in symbolism, imagery, and pure nonsense.