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Alice's Adventures Under Ground
Alice's Adventures Under Ground

Alice's Adventures Under Ground

The Original Manuscript


128 Pages, 4.75 x 7

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $22.95 (US $22.95) (CA $30.95)

Publication Date: October 2019

ISBN 9780712352437

Rights: US & CA

British Library Publishing (Oct 2019)

Price: $22.95


A facsimile of the original manuscript, with commentary from a British Library curator

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.

Author Biography

Lewis Carroll's most famous works are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (published in 1865) and the sequel Alice Through the Looking-Glass.