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Lewis Carroll wrote Alice's Adventures Underground for the young Alice Liddell, from which arose the more familiar version of Alice in Wonderland. In this book the entire manuscript has been photographed in colour and reproduced with precise fidelity to the original....

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ISBN : 9781851454716
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Number of Pages : 112 Pages
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Alice's Adventures Under Ground Reviews

  • Kimley
    2019-05-28 23:17

    This is the real Alice as photographed by Lewis Carroll back in the 1860s:I suspect Humbert Humbert would approve...Unsubstantiated rumors aside, this is a wonderful replica of the original book that Carroll hand wrote and illustrated himself as a gift for the young Alice. You can see the original manuscript at the British Library which has been a highlight of all my trips to London. Hopefully they've cleaned up the drool I left on the glass case when I was last there ogling it.This book is only about half the length of the eventually published version that is beloved by so many but it's clear already why everyone encouraged him to go ahead and get it out there for the general public. Most of what is here is in the final version with only a few minor changes and several significant additional adventures added. The Mad Hatter, the Duchess and the Cheshire Cat are notably absent from this early version but the general framework of the story is firmly in place. Carroll's illustrations are amateurish however they still possess a charm all their own.This book is a must for the serious Alice fan and stands completely on its own even if you haven't read the "official" version. And seriously, if you haven't read the official version then get to it my friend, NOW!If Carroll had given me a book like this when I was little, I would have let him take my picture...

  • Jo (A rather Bookish Geek)
    2019-05-28 04:12

    Alice in wonderland is one of my favourite stories. I loved it as a child, and I still love it now. In fact, I think I appreciate it even more as an adult.This book is an anniversary edition of the original manuscript. It is a great deal simpler than the version everybody knows. It is missing some rather significant scenes, such as The mad hatters tea party, and meeting the Cheshire cat. That actually, is probably one of my favourite scenes.Every time I reread Alice in wonderland, I find it more absurd and nonsensical each time. I'm not sure whether that's anything to do with my age, but, I do know that this captivating story will have my heart forever.

  • Tosh
    2019-06-02 23:35

    Exact reproduction of the book given to Alice by Lewis Carroll. What we have here is an early version of 'Alice in the Wonderland' with illustrations by the author. A very beautiful book by a unique genius. There is always the question of what Carroll's desires lie with respect to young Alice - but the truth is Carroll is a brilliant mind that wrote literature that is superb in every corner of the mind - the light and the dark. This book would make a great gift. To that special someone.

  • Tommie
    2019-05-26 00:28

    This particular book is one of my favorite possessions. Alice in Wonderland was my favorite story growing up. This book has photos of the "real" Alice, the little girl for whom Carroll wrote his stories. It is also a reproduction of his original stories, in his handwriting, exactly the same as what he gave to Alice as a final gift. My mother purchased it for me before she passed away which makes it even more special. A beautiful copy of a beloved story.

  • Aishwarya
    2019-06-03 03:19

    The original manuscript of Alice is pretty much Alice minus almost all the things I love about Alice. The Cheshire Cat doesn't figure in the letters. Neither do the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, the Duchess or the Dormouse. Babies don't turn into pigs, the cook doesn't set everyone sneezing and one of my favorite lines "We're all mad here" doesn't exist in this universe. But it isn't all bad. The Mock Turtle might not talk about Drawling or Fainting in coils but he does sing "Soop of the e-evening! Beautiful Soup!". The trial might not include the delightful antics of the King ("Start at the beginning, go on till the end and then stop.") or the jurors or the suppression of guinea pigs but the book did have the mouse singing a different song (a more delightful one, in my opinion) and beautiful illustrations for Old Father William.Not to mention that it was also nice to find that a lot of the wonderful prose Lewis Carroll originally penned in his letters made it to the published book. My admiration for him has only increased greatly. I'd forgotten how much I love descriptions like these:"Write that down," the King said to the jury; and the jury eagerly wrote down all three dates on their slates, and then added them up, and reduced the answer to shilling and pence.It helped me realize how much I love Alice and made me read it (the published version) again. That's always a plus in my book.

  • Sarah Kingston
    2019-06-07 03:11

    I wanted to read one of my many copies of Alice in Wonderland in recognition of the 150th Anniversary of the novel, and on the final day of 2015, I remembered that goal and sat down with the facsimile of the original manuscript for the book that became Alice. It's a lot of fun to see where the version which we are all so familiar with came from, and it's hard not to get a little thrill when you see the familiar words set down in the author's own hand. As a first draft, it of course does lack some of the fine tuning in the final version of the book, but it's wonderful to see the formative stages of something so memorable.

  • Gabrielle
    2019-05-25 22:13

    If you are a fan of amazing books, fantastic illustrations, and just happiness in general then please pick up a copy of Alice's Adventures Underground. Even if it's just to use as decoration, I can promise you it will be a fantastic investment. READ MY FULL REVIEW HERE: https://frumiousreadsbooks.wordpress....Subscribe to me on YouTube!

  • Jake
    2019-05-29 01:17

    This is just a shorten version of "Alice in Wonderland". It was the version he gave to little Alice, homemade and home illustrated, as a gift. He made a few copies and later expanded his work. Anyway, it was the first version I ever read of the story and I was pleasantly surprised on how much I enjoyed it. I am not against children's literature and have liked quit a bit of it as an adult (especially E. Nesbit's "5 Children and It") and this one really ranks high. I am sure most people are familiar with the story about Alice and The White Rabbit and so forth but I think most people may be surprised beyond the Disney version just how funny this short book is. Can't wait to read the expanded versions.

  • Elena
    2019-06-12 00:17

    Aunque no es nada como la versión final y la más conocida... es interesante conocer cómo surgió Alicia en el país de las maravillas. También valen la pena las ilustraciones originales que hiciera Lewis Caroll. Creo que este libro es sólo para fanáticos del original.

  • Bucletina
    2019-05-24 22:32

    Preveo varias lecturas de este libro en un futuro mediano...

  • Lizzie
    2019-05-21 01:09

    Este é o manuscrito original que, mais tarde, deu origem à história que conhecemos como "Alice no País das Maravilhas." É um livro interessante para quem é fã da Alice, mas para aqueles que nunca leram o livro, não sei se recomendaria Alice's Adventures Underground.Basicamente esta é a mesma história, mas numa versão mais curta, sem várias das personagens que mais tarde figuram no texto publicado, tais como o Chapeleiro Louco, a Lebre de Março, o Gato de Cheshire, etc. A edição que possuo tem uma introdução que explica logo à partida as personagens que não figuram na história, por isso este aspecto não foi uma surpresa. Gostei da introdução que está bastante completa e explica ao leitor o processo de publicação da obra, a razão do seu sucesso instantâneo e a transição entre este manuscrito e o trabalho final. As ilustrações de Santore são belíssimas, mantendo o traço clássico da ilustração a preto e branco detalhada de Tenniel.Apesar de gostar mais da obra final, achei esta leitura muito interessante, pois estava constantemente a comparar os dois livros na minha cabeça. PS: "You are Old Father William", o meu poema preferido da obra, já existia no manuscrito! *-*

  • Rita
    2019-06-18 02:11

    Livro em inglês conseguido aqui e lido em formato Kindle com imagens.O início de As aventuras de Alice no país das maravilhas é uma história contada de improviso, por Charles Lutwidge Dodgson / Lewis Carroll, de forma a entreter três irmãs num passeio de barco pelo rio Tamisa.Esta história improvisada deu origem, 2 anos mais tarde, ao manuscrito Alice's Adventures Under Ground, cuja finalidade era presentear uma das 3 irmãs, Alice Pleasance Liddell.Faltam aqui algumas personagens importantes, mas em compensação temos ilustrações deliciosas e algumas páginas manuscritas.Não pode ser um livro para comparar à obra-prima de Carroll, mas é sempre bom olhar para lá do espelho e ver a magia acontecer.

  • Elba
    2019-06-12 02:19

    This was the original manuscript that Carroll (aka Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) gave to the real Alice. There were lots of rumors that Carroll was infatuated with young Alice. He would vacation with her family and tell Alice and her sisters stories. Alice asked Carroll to write this one down for her. He went to further embellish and later publish the version we are all familiar with Alice in Wonderland. This early version is missing the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, the Dormouse and the baby that turns into a pig. It lacks a bit of the madness without the tea party and the characters mentioned. Still it was neat to read the original.

  • Carrie Griffin
    2019-05-21 00:26

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is one of my favorite books of all time. This is a reproduction of the original manuscript that Lewis Carroll first wrote, in his own handwriting and with his own illustrations. It is an early form of the story that does not yet have some of the most popular scenes such as the Mad Hatter's tea party and the Chesire Cat scene. I really enjoyed reading this early edition and getting to see how the story has changed over time. It's a great addition to anyone's Alice in Wonderland collection. I completely recommend reading it.

  • Robert Munnings
    2019-06-03 03:20

    A great book which shows imagination and compassion. Written in Carroll's own hand with his own illustrations. The complex human condition with its joys of youth to the troubles of old age is examined through simple yet profound language and ideas. The story was a pleasure to read and experience and makes me want to read more of Carroll and other authors like him.

  • Jackie Carreira
    2019-06-09 03:14

    Facsimile version of the children's classic, including Lewis Carroll's own illustrations. Fascinating to see it in this version. A lovely gift.

  • Pat
    2019-05-24 02:20

    Excellent early version of the classic story with spectacular new illustrations. Beautiful edition!

  • Monique
    2019-05-27 04:32

    Alice is really annoying!!! But it was kind of funny, hence three stars. Interesting to see the seeds of Alice in Wonderland

  • David A.
    2019-05-20 23:07

    Good book Good book. Precursor to Adventures in Wonderland. This needs twenty words, so this is just filler. Five more words to go.

  • Sherry Mackay
    2019-05-30 04:21

    Alice! What can you say? The author's own drawings and hand writing. Wonderful!

  • Valeria
    2019-06-19 01:33

    Alice sono io! Incredibile!

  • Mariska
    2019-06-03 00:33

    this version is so beautiful!

  • sabisteb
    2019-06-21 00:15

    Am 4. July 1862 unternahmen Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) und sein Freund Robinson Duckworth mit den drei Töchtern von Henry Liddell (dem Vizekanzler der Universität von Oxford) eine Paddaltour auf dem Flüsschen Isis. Die drei Mädchen an Bord waren Lorina Charlotte Liddell ("Prima" im einleitenden Gedicht), Alice Pleasance Liddell ("Secunda" im einleitenden Gedicht) und Edith Mary Liddell ("Tertia" im einleitenden Gedicht). Auf dieser Bootstour erzählte Lewis Carroll die Geschichte von Alice im Wunderland ad hoc zum Amüsement der Mädchen. Alice bat ihn daraufhin, die Geschichte für sie aufzuschreiben, was Lewis Carroll dann auch tat. Am 26.11.1864 schenkte er Alice Pleasance Liddell ein handgeschriebenes, teils bunt illustriertes Manuskript mit dem Titel "Alice's Adventures Under Ground", das viele Jahre später als Faksimile nachgedruckt wurde, nachdem die für die breite Öffentlichkeit überarbeitete Ausgabe ein weltweiter Erfolg geworden war."Alice's Adventures Under Ground" ist die Uralice, die Carroll für Alice Lidell aufschrieb. Der Autor bat seine echte Alice, ob es für sie OK wäre, wenn er das Buch, das er ihr als Kind schenkte als Faksimile herausbringt, weil viele andere gerne wüssten, wie diese Uralicegeschichte war. Es gibt einige Unterschiede zu der bekannten Version, die später veröffentlicht wurde.* Der Hase verliert keinen Fächer sondern ein Biedermeiersträußchen.* Statt eines caucus race geht man einfach in ein nahegelegenes Häuschen, um sich zu trocknen.* "the top will make you grow taller, and the stalk will make you grow shorter." (Logischer als in der letztendlich veröffentlichten Version mit eine Seite und andere Seite.)* Keine verrückte Teeparty, dafür ein Baum mit Tür, der wieder in die Halle vom Anfang führt und diesmal geht Alice durch die Tür mit den Blumen und kommt im Garten der Herzkönigin heraus.* "Queen of Hearts," said the rabbit in a whisper, putting its mouth close to her ear, "and Marchioness of Mock Turtles." (Der zweite Ehrentitel fällt später weg.)* Man spielt mit einem Straus statt Flamingo KrocketDie Handschrift ist sehr gut zu lesen, Carroll schrieb schließlich für ein Kind, das diese Geschichte selber lesen können sollte. Erstaunlicherweise sind Carolls selbstgemalte Bilder richtig gut.Einige Jahre später, als Alice Liddell nach dem Tode ihres Ehemannes Reginald Hargreaves in finanzielle Nöte geriet, musste sie die Original Handschrift bei Sotheby’s versteigern lassen. Das Buch ging damals für 15,400 GBP über den Tisch und löste alle finanziellen Probleme von Alice. Eine hochauflösende farbige Präsentation des Buches kann auf der Homepage der British Library betrachtet werden ( Das Original, das Carroll seiner Alice schenkte ist heute ein Nationalschatz.Insgesamt gefällt mir diese Version sogar besser, als jene, die letztendlich veröffentlicht wurde und zu einem Welterfolg wurde. Sie ist direkter, ursprünglicher, ehrlicher und weniger gekünstelt, allgemein einfach kindgerechter.

  • David Sarkies
    2019-06-17 01:24

    The original Alice6 June 2013 This is what is typically known as an ur-text, namely a rough draft that has been extensively rewritten to produce the final work (though when I think of an ur-text, I usually think of the ancient world). Needless to say it is nowhere near as good as the original text, though for some reason people wanted Lewis Carol (or whatever his name is, and I can't be bothered looking it up at the moment) to publish the original story that he told Alice Liddel that day they were rowing down that river in Oxford (I know the river because I have been to Oxford, but I cannot remember the name of it – I think it is the Thames, but I could be completely and utterly wrong – and probably am). I am not a big fan of ur-texts, unless of course a friend hands me one to read because they want to publish it (and so far I have only one friend who has actually published something, though he got me to critique the first book, but not the rest). The only ur-texts that I am actually interested in are the ancient ones, such as the ones that you find in ancient Babylon. For instance there are lots of different versions of the Epic of Gilgamesh, though there is one that is generally accepted as the authentic version. Then there are also theories of the ur-text to the Bible, but the thing is that we don't actually have them so any possible texts that arose is mere speculation. However, when it comes to books like the Bible, the ur-text might actually be substantially bigger than the final proof that we have, and the reason for that is that the editors (Moses when it comes to the first five books) has only brought out the important points that they want to get across. However, I am now thinking that the original texts are not necessarily ur-texts but rather source documents. As for modern literature, ur-texts can be useful for those who are extensively studying the particular text because it helps us understand how the polished version has come together. However, it can also be useful to aspiring writers in that they can see the rough draft that came before the final product. However some writers don't actually use ur-texts, such as Isaac Asimov, who didn't actually like to plan or rewrite any of his stories. In fact, the one story that he said he put a lot of effort into developing turned out to be really bad. In the end, as I say, each to their own.

  • Karl Orbell
    2019-06-09 22:33

    I've always liked Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson). He was a good scholar at Oxford and did a lot of work in the foundations of mathematical disciplines very important to computing, my own field. Plus he was a skilled photographer and of course, one of the earliest well known fantasy authors.This little book has a long introduction, a potted biography of Dodgson, particularly around the initial conception and creation of the book that made his name, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and it's publishing history. Also it covers his relationship with Alice Liddell and her family, probably a little unhealthy, but nothing untoward came of it I think, other than some nice stories.All the preamble leads up to the forerunner of the great masterpiece. A facsimile copy of the original handwritten manuscript of Alice's Adventures Under Ground, the early draft of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, that was written as a present for Alice Liddell, based on a tale he made up on the spot for her, one day out boating with the girls and his friend.The story is very much of its time, very off the wall, or as he would put it "out of the way". Pretty much everything that happens is some nonsense, wacky turn of events or oddity. Lots of anthropomorphisation, from the initial white rabbit, to the playing cards and many things in between. Everything is wonderfully illustrated and has a good pace to it, and easy conversational style. The character Alice, not intended to be Miss Liddell, seems a bit of a fool, always dropping herself in trouble with her speech - but she is forthright and honourable. Disappointed with how it ended, the ultimate cop out, but fun while it lasted.

  • Rikke
    2019-06-11 00:10

    Would I recommend this book to everyone? No. I would only recommend this to anyone with a deep interest in the differences between a manuscript and a published book, and with an intense love for Alice and her Wonderland. "Alice's Adventures Under Ground" isn't a good book - but it is an interesting one.Basically this is a facsimile, a reproduction of the original story that would eventually evolve into "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". It is the short, handwritten version that Lewis Carroll gave to Alice Liddel as a present - and it is filled with Carroll's own drawings as well.It is such a beautiful little book. To see Carroll's curly handwriting, to marvel as his own interpretation of Alice through his drawing and to catch a glimpse of his eventual writing process is fascinating. Somehow it made me feel closer to the actual story, and it helped me gain a larger understanding of the dynamics of the story.However, the story itself is not nearly as good as the later version, as we all know and love. I was extremely surprised to discover that the Mad Hatter, the March Hare and the Cheshire Cat were not to find anywhere in this original version. It completely baffled me, as they're key elements in my perception of Wonderland. Likewise, everything is shortened and more fast-paced in this version. Many of the events in this version made it to the original version as well, they were just expanded. This left me with an eerie feeling of reading an extremely familiar and completely new story at the same time. I was constantly muttering to myself: "But what about him/her/this/that....?"It was fascinating to get a bit of insight in Carroll's development of his story, which he clearly put quite a lot of work into. The published version outshines this first handwritten version in every aspect. But still. This is how the story was made, and this was where the magic started.

  • Dave
    2019-05-29 03:09

    Before it was published for all the world to read as “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, the original adventure story had been written up and given to Alice Liddell as “Alice’s Adventures under Ground”. Lewis Carroll (a.k.a Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) had promised to write it for her after telling the story on the “golden afternoon” on July 4th, 1862 and which Dodgson wrote down and gave to Alice on September 13th, 1864. The original story was shorter than “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, and is missing such key characters as the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, and the Cheshire Cat. And yet despite these missing pieces, there is still a wondrous adventure within these pages.The first couple of chapters are very similar to the published version, though there are differences. Alice still follows the rabbit into its burrow, and still falls into the depths of the Earth. The mysterious table with the key on it, the food and drink with the instructions to eat and drink, and the tiny door which leads into the garden that Alice desperately wants to get through are all still part of the story. The short four-chapter book also still takes us to the croquet match, the mock-turtle and finishes with the trial, though in abbreviated form.The foundations are there for the published version, but this shorter version is clearly not up to the level of what was to come. Nevertheless, it makes for an interesting look at the development of the stories which have become world famous and still delight readers of all ages. This version only merits three stars on its own, so I would suggest finding a volume which includes it with the others which allows the reader to look at the story to see how the adventures developed, but still provides the final products with all their fabulous stories intact.

  • Lucas Oliveira
    2019-06-20 03:33

    According to the Oxford dictionary, the definition of fantasy is the product of imagining the impossible or improbable things.The two books involving Alice, and the fantasy is clearly used because Alice creates a fantasy in your dreams. During the stories you can see the relationship between fantasy and the real world in the characters as examples the Queen of Hearts in the real world would be a boring teacher or a annoying boss, the rabbit would be an adult who only thinks about the job and the Cheshire cat would be a child for his smile and can do whatever he wants. We can see that the book mentions the growth, as Alice is a girl who is growing up, the fantasy world shows how people behave in each age, as the child would be the cat, the rabbit would be the adult and mock turtle would be a old man but alice behaves like an adult when she becomes tall after eating a piece of mushroom, a scene which represents this is when she puts her authority against the Queen of Hearts in the judgment.But has two remarkable characters who indicate that Alice is already the time to grow up, the first is the rabbit who acts with responsibly and the second is the caterpillar that some day will turn a butterfly.We notice that the work of Lewis Carrol in real world has had some influence in the book as mathematician and poet because he put several poems in the books. In conclusion this book is for all ages but the mature person will understand the mysteries that the book hides because when a child reads this book they will not pay attention to details that are difficult to be perceived then in need an attentive reading.

  • Diane Lund
    2019-05-29 00:17

    Roaylties på bøger ophæves efter 70 år. Det betyder, at alle de kendte klassiskere findes gratis på Amazon Kindle Store. Efter at have brugt det meste af en eftermiddag på at klassikere, satte jeg mig forventningsfuld tilrette med "Adventures of Tom Sawyer". Efter 15 minutter var jeg en erfaring rigere: Jeg er ganske habil til engelsk anno 2011 - men ikke anno 1876. Så jeg bladrede videre i min klassiske kollektion og kastede mig over en endnu ældre bog: Alice's adventure in Wonderland, af Lewis Carroll (som rigtigt hed Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) anno 1865. Jeg har det generelt sært med pseudonymer , men hvis jeg havde skrevet sådan en bog i 1865, så havde jeg nok også valgt at bruge et.Vi kender jo alle historien. Har set filmen (eller filmene) - den fortravlede kaning, den grinende cheshire kat og alice's udfordringer med at spille kroket med en flamingo som kølle og et pindsvin som kugle. Alice in wonderland er en rodet, underholdende fortælling, med enkelte tankevækkende kommentarer ("hvis ikke du ved hvor du er på vej hen, så er det lige meget hvilken vej du går"). Men det cathcy er jo, at der ikke er noget af det, der sker for Alice, som ikke også kan ske for os (eller måske er det allerede sket, uden at vi kan huske det).At læse bogen ville aldrig have faldet mig ind, hvis ikke amazon gavmildt havde tilbudt mig den som gratis download. Og at læse bogen er også en af de ting, der kun er nødvendig at gøre, netop for at kunne sige at man har gjort det. "Jeg har læst original versionen af Alice in wonderland".

  • Lindsay
    2019-06-21 02:22

    One sentence impression: An innocent (and at times, trying) misadventure into wonderment, whereupon the simple-minded Alice meets (and subsequently annoys) a motley population of rodents, birds, insects and playing cards.Top Hit: the didatic interchange between Alice and the cantankerous caterpillar. I, as the reader, gained much enjoyment imagining Alice's blood boiling from the caterpillar's air of detachment and general distaste."Come back!" the caterpillar called after her, "I've something important to say!" This sounded promising: Alice turned and came back again. "Keep your temper," said the caterpillar. "Is that all?" said Alice, swallowing down her anger as well as she could. "No," said the caterpillar. Worst Miss: Lewis Carroll--though a imaginitavely sumptuous, brillant writer and visionary for readers and writers alike--shaped Alice, as a character, into one that I not only cannot relate to, but generally find aggravating. Her presumptive (and simultaneously naive) behavior isolates her from every one she meets. Perhaps this was all part of Carroll's character development, or perhaps not.Who I would gift-wrap this book for: a pimply-faced hormonal teenager whose view of reality extends only so far as pizza and Saturday night. Imagination is a beautiful gift.