|It is for sale at Fancy Fig Leaf, where I found the image|
Mom gave me Jane Eyre when I was in 3rd grade, & guided me through all the classics. Dad used to read us The Raven (very dramatically, it should be noted) and encouraged us to read Twain. It made upper level literature classes rather easy-- I had already read Shakespeare and Hawthorne and the Brontës. I read the classics young, then re-read them over and over as I got older. You know a book is truly great when you get something new out of it every time you read it. Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There is great for that. I've amassed quite an Alice collection over the years. I have dozens of copies from all eras. My prized possession is a 1st edition with the illustrations of Arthur Rackham (1907).