Alice's Adventures Under Ground: The Original Manuscript


The tale that inspired Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, this is a beautiful, re-jacketed gift edition of a classic tale. It is a facsimile publication, including Lewis Carroll’s handwritten manuscript and original illustrations.

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One ‘golden afternoon’ in Oxford, in July 1862, the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson accompanied three young sisters – Lorina, Alice and Edith – on a boating trip. To keep the children amused, Dodgson began to tell a tale about an inquisitive youngster called Alice and her escapades in an underground world. Two years later, on the urgings of the heroine, Alice Liddell, he wrote the tale down and gave it to her as an early Christmas gift.Dodgson’s story would go on to become one of the most famous children’s books of all time – published as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. However, the original tale remains less well-known.In this facsimile edition of Dodgson’s original manuscript, including accompanying commentary by former British Library curator Sally Brown, modern readers can enjoy the expressive script of Alice’s story as it was first told.About the author: Lewis Carroll (1832–98) was the pseudonym of mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, which he adopted when publishing his famous children’s novels and nonsense verse. Best-known for his fantastical tale Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865), Carroll later published Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871). Carroll was an avid letter-writer and wrote numerous stories and poems, including The Hunting of the Snark in 1876.

Lewis Carroll
British Library Publishing
Publication date
April 2019
128 pages, 42 illustrations
187 x 124 mm

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