Alice's Adventures Under Ground - The Original Manuscript by Lewis Carroll

British Library


Alice's Adventures Under Ground - The Original Manuscript, by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by the author / ISBN 9780712352437 / 128-page hardcover, 5.25 x 7.75 inches, published by the British Library


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. Dodgson's story, later revised and illustrated by John Tenniel, would go on to become one of the most famous and best-loved children's books of all time--published as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, under the pen name Lewis Carroll. However, the original tale--Alice's Adventures Under Ground--remains less well-known. In this facsimile edition of Dodgson's manuscript—now one of the British Library's most treasured possessions--with its accompanying commentary by former British Library curator Sally Brown, modern readers can enjoy the expressive story as it was first told.

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