This centenary edition includes the two celebrated Alice stories together with Carroll's manuscript version, Alice's Adventures Under Ground - the 'germ' of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - for the first time. It contains a reprint of Carroll's essay '"Alice" on the Stage' written for The Theatre in 1887, and it is the most comprehensive annotated edition available.
Carroll's delightful nonsense books provide readers of all ages with a double window on the wonderlands of childhood and adulthood. Undisputed children's classic, they are also, as Hugh Haughton writes in his introduction, 'two of the most original, experimental works of literary fiction in the nineteenth century'. This Penguin Classics edition includes all Tenniel's illustrations along with a selection from Carroll's own pencil illustrations for Alice's Adventures Under Ground.