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Alice in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

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Newly discovered letters by Lewis Carroll, an expanded selection of diary excerpts, and a wealth of new biographical materials are some of the features of this revised Norton Critical Edition.

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Alice in Wonderland: A Norton Critical Edition by Lewis Carroll

This perennially popular Norton Critical Edition again reprints the 1897 editions of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass along with the 1876 edition of The Hunting of the Snark. Each text is fully annotated and the original illustrations are included.

An unusually rich Backgrounds section is arranged to correspond with three clearly defined periods in Lewis Carroll's life. Letters and diary entries interwoven within each period emphasize the biographical dimension of Carroll's writing. Readers gain an understanding of the author's family and education, the evolution of the Alice books, and Carroll's later years through his own words and through important scholarly work on his faith life and his relationships with women and with Alice Hargreaves and her family.

Reflecting the wealth of new scholarship on Alice in Wonderland and Lewis Carroll published since the last edition, Donald Gray has chosen eleven new critical works while retaining five seminal works from the previous edition. Two early pieces-an essay by Charles Dickens and poem by Christina Rossetti-take a satirical look at children's literature. The nine new recent essays are by James R. Kincaid, Marah Gubar, Robert M. Polemus, Jean-Jacques Lecercle, Gilles Deleuze, Roger Taylor, Carol Mavor, Jean Gattegno, and Helena M. Pycior.

The Selected Bibliography has been updated and expanded.

About Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll is a pseudonym of the Rev. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, who was born on January 27, 1832, and died on January 14, 1898. His most famous works are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There; and The Hunting of the Snark. Donald Gray is Culbertson Chair Emeritus of English at Indiana University. He is the editor of the Norton Critical Editions of Alice in Wonderland and Pride and Prejudice and of the anthology Victorian Poetry. He has written extensively on Victorian poetry and fiction, popular journalism, and the history of literary publishing.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Through the Looking-Glass
The Wasp in a Wig
The Hunting of the Snark


Family and Education
Morton N. Cohen * Beginnings
Donald Thomas * Facing the World
Morton N. Cohen * Cap and Gown
From the Letters of Lewis Carroll, 1840-1857
From Lewis Carroll's Diaries, 1855-1864
Michael Bakewell * [Ordination]

The Alice Books
From Lewis Carroll's Diaries, 1862-1865
Alice and Caryl Hargreaves * Alice's Recollections of Carrollian Days
From the Letters of Lewis Carroll, 1864-1885
From Lewis Carroll and the House of Macmillan: Letters, 1869-1895
From Lewis Carroll's Diaries, 1865-1886
Lewis Carroll * From Alice on the Stage

Later Life
Derek Hudson * [Rooms at Christ Church]
Isa Bowman * A Visit to Christ Church
From Lewis Carroll's Diaries, 1871-1874
From the Letters of Lewis Carroll, 1868-1897
Morton N. Cohen * The Man's Faith
From Lewis Carroll's Diaries, 1880-1891
E. M. Rowell * To Me, He Was Mr. Dodgson
Karoline Leach * [Dodgson's Friendships with Women]
From Lewis Carroll's Diaries, 1885-1892
Stuart Dodgson Collingwood * An Old Bachelor
Donald Thomas * [Death]

Charles Dickens * From Frauds Upon the Fairies
Christina Rossetti * From Goblin Market
Gillian Avery * Fairy Tales for Pleasure
Nina Auerbach * Alice and Wonderland: A Curious Child
Donald Rackin * Blessed Rage: The Alices and the Modern Quest for Order
James R. Kincaid * The Wonder Child in Neverland
Marah Gubar * Reciprocal Aggression
Robert M. Polhemus * Lewis Carroll and the Child in Victorian Fiction
Elizabeth Sewell * The Balance of Brillig
Jean-Jacques Lecercle * The Pragmatics of Nonsense
Gilles Deleuze * Thirty-Third Series of Alice's Adventures
Michael Holquist * What Is a Boojum? Nonsense and Modernism
Roger Taylor * All in the Golden Afternoon: The Photographs of Charles Ludwidge Dodgson
Carol Mavor * Utopographs, or The Myth of Everlasting Flowers
Jean Gattegno * Mathematics
Helena M. Pycior * [Mathematics and Humor]

Selected Bibliography

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Alice in Wonderland: A Norton Critical Edition by Lewis Carroll
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