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Alice Through the Magnifying Glass, Visual and Verbal Interplay in Wonderland

What is the use of a book,’ thought Alice, ‘without pictures or conversation?’

At the start of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Alice’s very first thought – ‘What is the use of a book, without pictures or conversation?’ places the visual and verbal interplay at work in Carroll’s books under the magnifying glass. 1,761 more words

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Alice in Wonderland - The British Library

A few weeks ago, I met up with some friends to go to the Alice In Wonderland exhibition at the British Library. Despite having lived in London most of my life, and working in a library for over three years, I’d never actually been into the British Library before: I’d been to a talk about women and regional diversity in media, and I went to an Amanda Palmer gig there, but as those were both in the auditorium, I don’t feel like they really count as actual visits… So I was very pleased to finally go! 458 more words


A Year of Important Books: Alice In Wonderland

The actual name of this book is Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and it was published in 1865. The author was Lewis Carroll, which is the pen name for Charles Lutwidge Dawson. 1,290 more words


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Colouring Book

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Colouring Book, with original artwork by Tenniel and quotes by Carroll.

Published by Macmillan Children’s Books (24 Sept. 2015).

Colouring books are all the thing at the moment, and this one coincides with the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice’s Adventures. 129 more words

Alice In Wonderland

Fill My Head With Ideas

Jabberwocky is a poem written by Lewis Caroll, who also wrote Alice in Wonderland. He invented playful words that sound like real ones, but their meaning is unclear. 36 more words


Alice in Wonderland @ The British Library

To celebrate 150 years of the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (aka the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), The British Library have put on a brilliant free exhibition that takes you through the many different illustrations and interpretations of this classic children’s story that has continued to fascinate and capture people’s imaginations for over a century. 526 more words