Bookspeed Alice's Adventures Under Ground
Description: Many millions know and love the tale of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, but how many know the original story behind the famous book? It all began one afternoon in Oxford, in July 1862, when three young Liddell sisters set out on a boating trip, accompanied by the Reverends Robinson, Duckworth and Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. To keep the children amused, Dodgson, a diffident young math tutor, began to tell a tale about an inquisitive youngster, Alice, and her escapades in an underground world. Dodgson spun out the fairy-tale until Alice Liddell - the heroine of the tale - implored him to write it down, and two tears later, on 26 November, 1864, he sent Alice an early Christmas gift for a dear child. In this superb facsimile of Dodgson's manuscript - now one of the British Library's most treasured possessions - modern readers can enjoy the expressive script and vibrant illustrations of the original. In an accompanying commentary, Sally Brown sketches a portrayal of Dodgson, and traces the stages through which the story passed as it was revised, expanded, illustrated by the Punch cartoonist John Tenniel and finally published as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, under the celebrated pen-name Lewis Carroll.
Author: Caroll Lewis
Dimensions: 187 x 124mm