I love both of the Alice stories by Lewis Carrol and adore most of the movie adaptations (not to mention all the art and jewellry that's been inspired by it!) but the copy I had was a little sad and boring considering the magic that lay between the pages. It was a copy I'd bought for a class when I had to read it and it was one of those bland modern covers with that ghastly laminate-y covers that ages terrible. My boyfriend bought me this copy for my birthday along with a copy of Charles Dicken's Great Expectations that was from the same special Penguin Classic edition. I assume these are in the States as well since they're on your Amazon site, but for awhile they were absolutely everywhere here in Australia, but I don't think they're actually that popular (even though they're fairly cheap for a hardcover) since they always seem to have an excess on display! I love the simple block colour background on the fabric hardcover and the quirky little screen/wood print style symbol used across it that relates to the specific story in someway. The pattern reminds me of flock wallpaper and is welcomed unique addition to my bookshelves!