Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland manuscript by Lewis Carroll
On an 1862 boat trip, Charles Ludwig Dodgson (known to us as Lewis Carroll) entertained three sisters with a tale about a girl falling down a rabbit hole and into wondrous adventures with peculiar creatures. In 1864, Dodgson wrote and illustrated his story and our cover is a reproduction of that handwritten manuscript.
Since it was first published in 1865, the story of Alice in Wonderland has enchanted audiences of all ages. The book’s memorable cast of eccentric characters, Alice’s helter-skelter adventure itself and Carroll’s wonderful use of the English language continue to stand their literary ground. It pleases us to offer our Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland edition as a dedication to the memory of the story’s author and the magical world he created.
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832–1898) is the real name of the man who’s known to most as Lewis Carroll. He is regarded as a foremost author of “nonsense literature,” a genre defined by its subversions of language conventions and logic. Despite his success as a published author, for most of his life he also kept a post as a mathematics lecturer at the University of Oxford and remained an avid photographer.
PAPER WEIGHT 120gr
Satin ribbon marker
Decorative printed cover paper