Original "Alice" posted online
March 17, 2010 6:08 PM Subscribe
posted by emilyd22222 (26 comments total)
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The original version of Alice in Wonderland
, handwritten and hand-drawn by Lewis Carroll, has been posted online
. The illustrations
are a treat in themselves.
"[Carroll] was fond of children and became friends with Lorina, Alice and Edith Liddell, the young daughters of the Dean of his college, Christ Church. One summer's day in 1862 he entertained them on a boat trip with a story of Alice's adventures in a magical world entered through a rabbit-hole. The ten-year-old Alice was so entranced that she begged him to write it down for her. It took him some time to write out the tale - in a tiny, neat hand - and complete the 37 illustrations. Alice finally received the 90-page book, dedicated to 'a dear child, in memory of a summer day', in November 1864."