Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1907)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

A girl sleeping amongst grass and red flowers; Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

By the kind permission of Messrs. Macmillan & Co., Ltd.,
the latest revised text has been used in this edition.

The Queen of Hearts, standing in her rose garden, gestures angrily towards Alice.

“Off with her head!”

Alice’s Adventures
in Wonderland


BY
LEWIS CARROLL


A king's head.


WITH EIGHT COLOURED PLATES AND ONE HUNDRED
AND TWELVE OTHER ILLUSTRATIONS BY

CHARLES ROBINSON



CASSELL AND COMPANY, LTD.
London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne

A child displaying an Ace of Hearts.


all rights reserved

A

LL in the golden afternoon.
   Full leisurely we glide;
For both our oars, with little skill,
   By little arms are plied,
While little hands make vain pretence
   Our wanderings to guide.

Ah, cruel Three! In such an hour,
   Beneath such dreamy weather,
To beg a tale of breath too weak
   To stir the tiniest feather!
Yet what can one poor voice avail
   Against three tongues together?

Imperious Prima flashes forth
   Her edict "to begin it"—
In gentler tone Secunda hopes
   "There will be nonsense in it,"
While Tertia interrupts the tale
   Not more than once a minute.

Anon, to sudden silence won,
   In fancy they pursue
The dream-child moving through a land
   Of wonders wild and new,
In friendly chat with bird or beast—
   And half believe it true.

And ever, as the story drained
    The wells of fancy dry,
And faintly strove that weary one
    To put the subject by,
"The rest next time—" "It is next time!"
    The happy voices cry.

Thus grew the tale of Wonderland:
    Thus slowly, one by one,
Its quaint events were hammered out—
    And now the tale is done,
And home we steer, a merry crew,
    Beneath the setting sun.

Alice! a childish story take,
    And with a gentle hand
Lay it where Childhood's dreams are twined
    In Memory's mystic band,
Like pilgrim's withered wreath of flowers
    Pluck'd in a far-off land.


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A young girl in a red dress sits in front of an open box with playing cards strewn in front of her. Contents:
CHAPTER I
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CHAPTER II

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CHAPTER III

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CHAPTER IV

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CHAPTER V

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CHAPTER VI

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CHAPTER VII

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CHAPTER VIII
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CHAPTER IX

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CHAPTER X

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CHAPTER XI

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CHAPTER XII

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A small girl in a red dress sitting and looking at a drawing she holds in her hands. List of Illustrations:
page
The Rabbit took a Watch out 2
She took down a jar 4
“Please, Ma’am, is this New Zealand?” 5
The fall was over 7
The loveliest garden you ever saw 9
Alice ventured to taste it 11
She tried her best to climb up one of the legs 12
The poor little thing sat down and cried 13
It was as much as she could do 16
There was a large pool 17
It was the White Rabbit 19
The Rabbit started violently 20
“And welcomes little fishes in” 21
She dropped it hastily 22
She was up to her chin 23
“O Mouse, do you know the way out?” 25
The Mouse gave a sudden leap 27
The Mouse was swimming away from her 29
Alice led the way 31
She had quite a long argument 34
They all sat down 36, 37
“I beg your pardon” 40
A neat little house 43
She ran off at once 44
The White Rabbit’s house 45
It was very uncomfortable 46
“Digging for apples” 48
She suddenly spread out her hand 49
“Sure, it’s an arm” 51
“There goes Bill!” 52
“What happened to you?” 53
Bill was in the middle 54
She ran off as hard as she could 55
An enormous puppy 56
Quietly smoking 58
“It isn’t,” said the Caterpillar 60
Alice folded her hands 61
“And yet you incessantly stand on your head” 62
“You turned a back-somersault” 63
“You balanced an eel” 64
“It is a very good height” 65
She stretched her arms round it 66
She was shrinking rapidly 67
All she could see 68
Her neck kept getting entangled 71
Suddenly a footman in livery came 74
“For the Duchess” 75
“From the Queen” 76
“I shall sit here” 77
The Duchess 78
The cook ... at once set to work 80
The baby 81
She carried it out 83
She ... felt quite relieved 85
Sitting on a bough 87
“Did you say pig, or fig?” 89
It vanished quite slowly 90
The March Hare’s house 91
The other two were using it as a cushion 93
“The Dormouse is asleep” 95
“It goes on, you know” 97
“They lived on treacle” 99
“Learning to draw” 101
And in she went 103
All of them bowed low 108
First came ten soldiers 110
After these came the royal children 111
Next came the guests 112
Then followed the Knave of Hearts 113
And last of all this grand procession 114
It would twist itself 116
She noticed a curious appearance 117
“There’s the arch” 119
“It’s the Cheshire Cat” 121
“You dear old thing!” 125
“And the moral of that is——” 127
“A fine day, your Majesty!” 128
“Now, I give you fair warning” 129
All the players 131
“What fun!” 133
Sitting sad and lonely 135
They began solemnly dancing 141
The Mock Turtle sang 142
“When they take us up” 143
Said a Whiting to a Snail 145
“I can tell you more” 147
She had sat down 150
“Come on,” cried the Gryphon 152
Near the King was the White Rabbit 153
The Knave was standing 154
“I beg pardon” 156
“Give your evidence” 158
The Hatter hurriedly left 163
The White Rabbit read out ... the name “Alice” 165
“Here!” cried Alice 166
There they lay 167
“Silence!” 169
“It isn’t a letter” 170
“Never!” said the Queen 174
Thinking of little Alice 177



COLOURED PLATES

“Off with her head!” Frontispiece
“Ahem!” said the Mouse, with an important air To face page 34
A large pigeon had flown into her face ”  ”  68
She began nursing her child again ”  ”  80
“What day of the month is it?” he said ”  ”  94
There was a dispute going on ”  ”  122
“Up, lazy thing!” said the Queen ”  ”  134
The whole pack rose up in the air ”  ”  174
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