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Alice's Adventures Underground [Hardcover]

Mary Jean St Clair , Lewis Carroll
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12 Sep 1991
Lewis Carroll wrote Alice's Adventures Underground for the young Alice Liddell, from which arose the more familiar version of Alice in Wonderland. In this book the entire manuscript has been photographed in colour and reproduced with precise fidelity to the original.

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  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Chrysalis Children's Books (12 Sep 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1851454713
  • ISBN-13: 978-1851454716
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 14.2 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 198,390 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lewis Carroll was born on 27 January 1832. He studied at Christ Church, Oxford and went on to become a mathematics lecturer there from 1855 to 1881. Lewis Carroll's most famous works are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (published in 1865) and the sequel Alice Through the Looking-Glass, which contains the classic nonsense poem The Jabberwocky (published in 1872).

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5.0 out of 5 stars very entertaining 1 Sep 2012
This is a review of the Kindle edition within the Complete Works of Lewis Carroll (Illustrated)

This was the original version of the published Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, presented to the little girl Alice Liddell to whom he had originally narrated his story on a boat trip. It is half the length of the published story and lacks the Cheshire cat and the Mad Hatter's tea party. Carroll's own illustrations are simpler yet in a way more haunting than the more famous Tenniel illustrations. Still very entertaining. 5/5
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 22 July 2014
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Insights into the rewriting process Carroll used and different flavor to his own illustrations. Interesting for Carroll fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful facsimile 6 Jan 2000
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Alice's Adventures were stories created on the spot and told by Charles Dodgson to his young female friends, including most particularly little Alice Liddell. After begging from Alice that these stories be written in a book, Charles Dodgson wrote a draft, and from this carefully handwrote and illustrated "Alice's Adventures Under Ground", which he gave to Alice Liddell. Later, Charles used his draft to rewrite the stories in a much expanded version which was published by Macmillan as "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", and then went on to write "Through the Looking-Glass". "Alice's Adventures Under Ground" is a facsimile edition of the handwritten and hand illustrated manuscript, which now resides in the British Museum. There have been previous facsimile editions published, such as from Macmillan and Dover, but in black and white only. This color facsimile is extremely well done: the quality of the thick yellow paper is excellent, as is the brown printing. These, along with the color reproduction of the cover and attribution pages, combine to provide a great looking book that feels so wonderful to handle. And of course the story itself is marvelously enjoyable, and many of the same episodes which became Alice's Adventures in Wonderland can be seen in this precursor to that work.
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