Summary: 'I had sent my heroine straight down a rabbit-hole, to begin with, without the least idea what was to happen afterwards.' Wrote Charles Dodgson famously describing how the world of Alice was conjured one 'golden afternoon' to entertain his child-friend Alice Liddell. Alices's Adventures in Wonderland appeared under the pseudonym of Lewis Carroll, in 1866 and was joined by Through the Looking Glass in 1872. In them the antics of the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter and th ...show moree Red Queen are played out bizarrely at Victorian tea-parties, on croquet lawns and chess boards. Carroll's nonsense classics provide readers of all ages with a double window on the wonderlands of childhood and adulthood. As Hugh Haughton writes in his Introduction, 'Carroll should be played with modernist novelists Proust, Joyce and Woolf, as well as the Oedipal father of modern childhood, the psychoanalyst Freud, as part of a cultural movement placing the child's story at the heart of adult culture'.
This edition also reproduces Carroll's manuscript version Alice's Adventures under Ground (1864) with pencil illustrations by the author and reprints his essay 'Alice on the Stage' written for The Theatre in 1887. ...show less