Tag Archives: Lewis Carroll

1879: Alice

George Dunlop Leslie: Alice in Wonderland (c. 1879) Alas! it was too late to wish that! She went on growing, and growing, and very soon had to kneel down on the floor: in another minute there was not even room … Continue reading

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1862: Traveling Companions

Augustus Leopold Egg: The Travelling Companions (1862) The city in the background of this painting is Menton, on the Côte d’Azur, which had become a popular destination for sufferers of tuberculosis following the 1861 publication of Dr. James Henry Bennet’s … Continue reading

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1885: Explain Yourself!

Unattributed frontispiece for an 1885 edition of Alice’s adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-glass (source) —from the University of Florida’s “Afterlife of Alice” collection, part of the extensive Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature (here). The Caterpillar and Alice … Continue reading

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1876: The Bowsprit Got Mixed with the Rudder Sometimes.

He had bought a large map representing the sea, Without the least vestige of land: And the crew were much pleased when they found it to be A map they could all understand. —Lewis Carroll: The Hunting of the Snark … Continue reading

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