Happy birthday to Lewis Carroll. The story that began life as 'Alice's Adventures Under Ground', was first told to Alice and her sisters, Lorina and Edith, on a trip down the river on 4 July 1862. The children enjoyed the story so much that Alice asked Carroll to write it down for her. Written in sepia-coloured ink and including 37 pen and ink illustrations (and a coloured title page) the manuscript was presented to Alice as an early Christmas present on 26 November 1864. via The British Library.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Information from Answers.com
First published as Alice's Adventures Under Ground (1863),
Alice’s Adventures under Ground
Note that it’s usually called Underground, but the title page clearly shows under as a separate word.
- Alice’s Adventures under Ground: Chapter I
- Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, and where is the use of a book, thought Alice, without pictures or conversations?
- Alice’s Adventures under Ground: Chapter II
- They were indeed a curious looking party that assembled on the bank—the birds with draggled feathers, the animals with their fur clinging close to them—all dripping wet, cross, and uncomfortable.
- Alice’s Adventures under Ground: Chapter III
- “The first thing I’ve got to do,” said Alice to herself, as she wandered about in the wood, “is to grow to my right size, and the second thing is to find my way into that lovely garden. I think that will be the best plan.”
- Alice’s Adventures under Ground: Chapter IV
- A large rose tree stood near the entrance of the garden: the roses on it were white, but there were three gardeners at it, busily painting them red. This Alice thought a very curious thing.