Millicent Sowerby

Amy Millicent Sowerby was one of the first illustrators of Carroll’ book. Sowerby’s artwork was among the 1907/08 many new versions of Alice. Interestingly, at the time it was not very well received, and in a collective review of the 1907 editions it was said that “Sowerby attempts work rather too difficult for her, and she has not much imagination”. In 2012, Barry Moser in his Alice Illustrated: 120 Images from the Classic Tales of Lewis Carroll devoted a full chapter to Millicent Sowerby illustrations.

This book was first published by Chatto & Windus in 1907, and later (in 1913) by Hodder & Stoughton (displaying a new set of illustrations).

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