Dictionary of Literary Biography: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

  • Series Name: Dictionary of Literary Biography Series
  • Volume 375
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  • ISBN-13: 9780787696504
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  • 496 Pages | Print | Hardcover
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Table of Contents

Plan of the Series.
Preface.
Permission.
Works by Lewis Carroll.
Lewis Carroll and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: A Chronology.
1. Views of Lewis Carroll.
The Friend of Children.
Some of Lewis Carroll’s Child-Friends—Stuart Dodgson Collingwood.
Childish Memories of Lewis Carroll By One of his Alices—Edith Alice Maitland.
Alice’s Recollections of Carrollian Days—Alice and Caryl Hargreaves.
Reminiscences of Lewis Carroll— Ethel M. Arnold.
Facsimile: Lewis Carroll’s self-portrait.
"Lewis Carroll"— Beatrice Hatch.
Facsimile: Carroll, "A Charade".
Facsimile: Carroll, "Prologue".
"Grave Professor and Little Girl"—Isa Bowman.
To Me He Was Mr. Dodgson—E. M. Rowell.
An Oxford Don.
Reminiscences of Lewis Carroll— Lionel Arthur Tollemache.
"Delightful Rambles"—Edith L Shute.
"The Oxford Mathematician"—Edward Bok.
Sidebar: "One of the Sights of Oxford".
2. Before Alice.
Becoming an Author.
Facsimile: Lewis Carroll’s drawing of Croft Rectory and its inhabitants.
Sidebar: "The Ancient Rectory".
"For the Amusement of His Family"—Derek Hudson.
Facsimile: Carroll’s caricature of his sisters.
Facsimile: Carroll’s frontispiece for The Rectory Umbrella.
Facsimile: Carroll’s parody of Sir Joshua Reynolds’s painting "The Age of Innocence".
Facsimile: Carroll’s cartoon drawing "The Scanty Meal".
Difficulties. No. 1—Lewis Carroll, from his family magazine The Rectory Umbrella.
Sidebar: "Our Second Engraving".
Difficulties. No. 2—from The Rectory Umbrella.
Zoological Papers. No. 3. Fishs—from The Rectory Umbrella.
Facsimile: Carroll, "Lays of Sorrow. No. 1" from The Rectory Umbrella.
Facsimile: Carroll’s drawing of a Crane for "Zoological Papers. No. 3. Fishs".
Preface—Carroll, from his family magazine Mischmasch.
The Two Brothers—from Mischmasch.
Facsimile: Carroll’s drawings for "The Two Brothers".
She’s All My Fancy Painted Him—from Mischmasch.
Photography Extraordinary—from Mischmasch.
Facsimile: Carroll’s cartoon drawing "High Life and Low Life".
Hints for Etiquette: Or, Dining Out Made Easy—from Mischmasch
Lays of Mystery, Imagination, and Humor: No. I: "The Palace of Humbug"—from Mischmasch.
The Early Writings of Lewis Carroll—Edward Abbott Parry.
Facsimile: Carroll’s cartoon drawing "Studies from the English Poets No. I".
Facsimile: Carroll’s cartoon drawing "Studies from the English Poets No. II".
Facsimile: Carroll, "The Dear Gazelle".
Literary Inspirations.
Uncle David’s Nonsensical Story about Giants and Fairies—Catherine Sinclair, from Holiday House.
Sidebar: "A Life of Holiday".
The Dreadful Story of Harriet and the Matches—Heinrich Hoffmann, from Struwwelpeter.
Sidebar: Ponds of Tears.
The Light Princess—George MacDonald, from Dealings with the Fairies.
Poems Parodied in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
The Poems in "Alice in Wonderland"—Florence Milner.
Sidebar: "Happy Parodies".
Sidebar: "A Flavour to be Tasted Nowhere Else".
3. Making Wonderland.
The Way to Wonderland.
Facsimile: Lewis Carroll’s dedication page for Alice’s Adventures Under Ground.
Diary, 5 June 1856.
Diary, 4 July 1862.
"All in the Golden Afternoon"—Stuart Dodgson Collingwood.
"For the Benefit of Alice Liddell"—Robinson Duckworth.
"The Alice Idyll"—Derek Hudson.
Sidebar: "Still She Haunts Me".
Diary, 10 March 1863.
"When Alice was Eleven"—Derek Hudson.
Diary, 9 May 1863.
Carroll to Tom Taylor, 20 December 1863.
Diary, 5 April 1864.
Diary, 2 May 1864.
Diary, 6 May 1864.
Carroll to Taylor, 10 June 1864.
Diary, 13 September 1864.
"The Long-Delayed ‘Alice’."—Derek Hudson.
Diary, 9 November 1865.
Visualizing Alice.
Alice’s Adventures Under Ground—Lewis Carroll.
Facsimile: Beginning of the first chapter of Alice’s Adventures Under Ground.
Facsimile: Beginning of the second chapter of Alice’s Adventures Under Ground.
Facsimile: Beginning of the third chapter of Alice’s Adventures Under Ground.
Facsimile: Beginning of the fourth chapter of Alice’s Adventures Under Ground.
Facsimile: Two endings of Alice’s Adventures Under Ground.
"Differences between the Two Versions"—Derek Hudson.
Carroll’s Illustrations and his Collaboration with John Tenniel—Michael Hancher.
Facsimile: Alice in the pool of tears.
Facsimile: Bill the Lizard.
Facsimile: Alice with her croquet mallet.
Facsimile: Alice and the Caterpillar.
Facsimile: Alice and the Mouse in the pool of tears.
Facsimile: Alice too big for the room in the White Rabbit’s house.
Facsimile: Alice with a variety of creatures.
Facsimile: Creatures fleeing from Alice.
Facsimile: Carroll’s list tracing newspaper reviews.
Contemporary Reviews of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
"Most Amusingly Written"—The Press, 25 November 1865.
Sidebar: "Beautifully ‘Got Up’.".
"Delicious Nonsense"—The Publishers’ Circular, 8 December 1865.
"Beautiful Book for Children"—The Bookseller, 12 December 1865.
"Full of Humour"—The Guardian, 13 December 1865.
"Too Extravagantly Absurd"—Illustrated Times, 16 December 1865.
"Stiff, Over-Wrought Story"—The Athenaeum, 16 December 1865.
"Very Funny"—The Spectator, 23 December 1865.
"Innocent and Unexpected"—Pall Mall Gazette, 23 December 1865.
"Hearty Drollery and Fanciful Humour"—The London Review, 23 December 1865.
"An Excellent Piece of Nonsense"—The Times, 26 December 1865.
"A Work of Genius"—John Bull, 20 January 1866.
"Unburdened by Any Moral"—The Literary Churchman, 5 May 1866.
"Pure Sugar"—The Sunderland Herald, 25 May 1866.
"Wild, Fantastic, Impossible, Yet Most Natural"—Aunt Judy’s Magazine, 1 June 1866.
Facsimile: Carroll’s calendar of tasks and events leading to the publication of his novel.
"Above the Standard of Old-time Juvenile Literature"—The Round Table, 8 December 1866.
"Deliciously Purposeless"—The Examiner, 15 December 1866.
"A Charming Tale"—The Daily News, 19 December 1866.
"Perfection in Children’s Tales"—The Court Circular, 22 December 1866.
"Forced and Over-Ingenious"—The Scotsman, 22 December 1866.
"As Strictly Moral as it is Exquisitely Amusing"—The Spectator, 22 December 1866.
"A Fifth Edition"—Pall Mall Gazette, 19 January 1867.
Lilliput Literature—Every Saturday, 14 December 1867.
"A Very Pretty and Highly Original Book"—The Times, 13 August 1868.
"A Peculiar Power"—The Contemporary Review, May 1869.
"Art of No Common Quality"—Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine, July 1869.
Alice Translated—The Spectator, August 1869.
4. Other Alices.
The Publication of Alice’s Adventures Under Ground.
Lewis Carroll to Alice (Liddell) Hargreaves, 1 March 1885.
Carroll to Hargreaves, 7 March 1885.
Carroll to Hargreaves, 11 November 1886.
Sidebar: "A Curious Mixture".
Alice on the Stage.
Carroll to Henry Savile Clarke, 30 August 1886.
Alice in Wonderland: A Dream Play for Children, Act I—Henry Savile Clarke.
Sidebar: "Mr. Savile Clarke’s Play".
"Alice" on the Stage—Lewis Carroll.
The Nursery "Alice".
Preface—Carroll.
The Nursery "Alice"—Carroll.
Sidebar: "That’s Lewis Carroll".
Facsimile: Dedication page for The Nursery "Alice".
An Easter Greeting to Every Child Who Loves "Alice"—Carroll.
"Books of the Alice Type".
Amelia and the Dwarfs—Juliana Horatia Ewing.
Sidebar: Carroll’s Caution on From Nowhere to the North Pole.
Speaking Likenesses—Christina Rossetti.
"Peggy the Pig" and "The Duchess and her House"—Anna M. Richards, from A New Alice in the Old Wonderland.
5. The Legacy and Reputation of Lewis Carroll and Alice.
Tributes and Memorials.
"Lewis Carroll"—The Times, 15 January 1898.
Sidebar: "Simplicity of Mind and Heart".
The Rev. C. L. Dodgson Dead—The New York Times, 16 January 1898.
"Lewis Carroll"— E.S. Leathes, The Saturday Review, 22 January, 1898.
"Lewis Carroll"—Leathes, The Dial, 1 February 1898.
"One of the Greatest Nonsense Writers"—C. M. Aikman.
"A Member of the Family"— J. L. Gilder.
"One of the World’s Books Whose Freshness Time Cannot Stale"—E. G. Johnson.
Alice in Hospital-Land—Bella Sidney Woolf.
New Editions of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland from An Artist’s Stand-Point—Peter Newell.
The New Alices and the Old—The Times Literary Supplement, 5 December 1907.
Sidebar: Harry Furniss on "Carroll and Tenniel".
The Sketch-Books of Wonderland—Philip Loring Allen.
Alice in the Twenties and Thirties.
Lewis Carroll and His Centenary—E. H. L. Watson.
Lewis Carroll and the "Alice" Books—Harry Morgan Ayres.
Sidebar: "A Holiday for the Mind".
Lewis Carroll’s Gay Tapestry—Alexander Woollcott.
6. Later Critical Views of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
"The Creation of a Mathematician"—E. M. Rowell.
Alice’s Journey to the End of Night—Donald Rackin.
The Alice Books and the Metaphors of Victorian Childhood—Jan B. Gordon.
Alice’s Invasion of Wonderland—James R. Kincaid.
Alice and Wonderland: A Curious Child—Nina Auerbach.
All Sorts of Pitfalls and Surprises: Competing Views of Idealized Girlhood in Lewis Carroll’s Alice Books—Jennifer Geer.
Wonders Wild and New: Lewis Carroll’s Alice Books and Postmodern.
Women Writers—Carolyn Sigler.
Selected Works about Lewis Carroll and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Cumulative Index.