Authors, Lewis Carroll

Did you k2-Lewis Carroll books 1946 copynow that Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, born in the village of  Daresbury, England, January 27, 1832,  is best known by his pseudonym, Lewis Carroll? His books include the children’s classics Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.

My books with these two titles is from a special edition published in 1946 with the John Tenniel illustrations colored by Fritz Kredel. The first manuscript called Alice’s Adventures under Ground was written back in 1864. Inside one of these books,  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,  a poem, “You Are Old, Father William” in Chapter 5.

Chapter 5 Alice in Wonderland

You Are Old, Father William, by Lewis Carroll

You are old, Father William,” the young man said,
“And your hair has become very white;
And yet you incessantly stand on your head—
Do you think, at your age, it is right?”…

Note:  I found this great video someone posted on youtube reciting this short poem  featuring the John Tenniel illustrations. Or, you can read the rest of this poem on Wikipedia .

Written and Photographed by Mary Gilmartin, January 24, 2013

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6 responses to “Authors, Lewis Carroll

  1. Through the Looking-Glass is to me unknown. John Tenniel’s illustrations are so great that they call public to read the book. Sometimes pseudonyms are great way to wake up readers’ interest. In Finland we have had some authors who have tested pseudonyms and have had success also.

    • Most are unaware of the book, “Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There”(1871), yet another work of literature by Lewis Carroll that’s the “sequel” to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1864).

  2. Dear Mary,
    I envy you for those illustrated edition of Lewis Carroll. I love illustrated editions and these seem to be really beautiful ones.
    Thank you for sharing.
    I wish you a great week
    Klausbernd

  3. Good morning Mary – these look very nice editions. If you have an interest in Dodgson and Alice Lidell I strongly recommend the film Dreamchild – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreamchild. The Tenniel drawings are wonderful even in their non-coloured form. If you can get hold of a copy of The Annotated Alice it proves that Dodgson was writing more than just a story for children – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Annotated_Alice

    • Thanks for your comment and recommendations. The film, about the real Alice, will prove to be an interesting watch, so I’m prompted to locate it. I find that my library has a copy of the book, The Annotated Alice, and I’m checking it out.

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