Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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Broadview Press, Sep 13, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 356 pages
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First published in 1865, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland began as a story told to Alice Liddell and her two sisters on a boating trip in July of 1862. The novel follows Alice down a rabbit-hole and into a surreal world of strange and wonderful characters who constantly turn everything upside-down with their mind-boggling logic and word play, and their fantastic parodies. Carroll's fable illustrates his masterful ability to weave logic with nonsense in a tale that continues to delight all ages. While this great classic is widely available, the Broadview edition is unique. Richard Kelly combines Alice's Adventures in Wonderland not with the later (and largely distinct) work Through the Looking Glass but rather with Alice's Adventures Under Ground, Lewis Carroll's first version of the story. Readers are thus able to trace the literary revisions, and to compare Caroll's own illustrations in the original with the famous John Tenniel illustrations for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Among the many other materials included in the Broadview Literary Texts edition are a substantial selection of early reviews, selections from Carroll's diaries and correspondence, Carroll's early nonsense poems, and the originals of the poems parodied in his text.
 

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Contents

Alices Adventures in Wonderland
45
Down the RabbitHole
51
The Pool of Tears
58
A CaucusRace and a Long Tale
66
The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill
74
Advice from a Caterpillar
83
Pig and Pepper
92
A Mad TeaParty
103
7 The Spectator 22 December 1865
274
9 The London Review 23 December 1865
275
10 The Times 13 August 1868
276
11 John Bull 20 January 1866
278
12 The Literary Churchman 5 May 1866
279
13 The Sunderland Herald 25 May 1866
280
14 Aunt Judys Magazine 1 June 1866
281
16 The Daily News 19 December 1866
282

The Queens CroquetGround
112
The Mock Turtles Story
122
The LobsterQuadrille
132
Who Stole the Tarts?
141
Alices Evidence
148
Lewis Carroll Alices Adventures Under Ground
157
Lewis Carroll The Nursery Alice
209
Lewis Carroll Alice on the Stage
232
From Lewis Carroll Symbolic Logic
238
From Lewis Carrolls Diaries and Letters
242
2 Letters
249
Remembering Lewis Carroll
254
2 Isa Bowman Lewis Carroll As I Knew Him
264
Contemporary Reviews of Alices Adventures in Wonderland
270
3 The Bookseller 12 December 1865
271
5 Illustrated Times 16 December 1865
272
6 The Athenaeum 16 December 1865
273
17 The Scotsman 22 December 1866
283
18 The Contemporary Review May 1869
284
19 Alice Translated The Spectator 7 August 1869
285
Poems Parodied in Alices Adventures in Wonderland
287
3 Speak Gently
288
4 The Star
289
5 The Spider and the Fly
290
6 The Sluggard
291
8 Alice Gray
292
9 Shes All My Fancy Painted Him
293
Contemporary Childrens Literature
295
2 George MacDonald from Phantastes 1858 and The Light Princess 1864
301
3 Charles Kingsley from The WaterBabies 186263
314
1870
322
Lewis Carrolls Photographs of Alice Lorina and Edith Liddell
342
Select Bibliography
347
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Richard Kelly, Lindsay Young Professor of English at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has published widely on nineteenth-century fiction.

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