Looking-Glass House: The Lost Manuscript of “Through the Looking-Glass” by Lewis Carroll

Many autors have attempted to write stories in ‘Wonderland’ style, pretending them to be recently recovered ‘lost’ stories by Lewis Carroll. This book is different. It is Carroll’s original “Through the Looking Glass” tale, but in a ‘lost format’.

looking-glass-house“Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” first appeared as a manuscript called “Alice’s Adventures Underground“. It was written purely for the amusement of Lewis Carroll’s child-friend Alice Liddell, without any intention to publish it, and it had his own drawings in it. He gave the manuscript to her as a Christmas present.

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151th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland!

Today it is exactly 151 years ago that the book “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” was published.

first-edition-replica-of-aaiwThe story arose at 4 July 1862, when Lewis Carroll (pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), was on a boat trip with a friend, Alice, and her sisters Lorina and Edith. Alice grew restless and begged Dodgson for a story “with lots of nonsense in it”. So started the famous tale, which was continued on further outings, and was later expanded for publication.

The book was first printed on 4 July 1865, exactly 3 years after the famous boat trip, but this printing was rejected by Lewis Carroll and John Tenniel. The new publishing date was set on 18 November 1865.

 

Read more about the origins of the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ story

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Carousel Book

Curiouser and curiouser! This gorgeous new edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland opens out into a carousel shape!

aiw-carrousel-coverThe book contains an abridged version of the original text by Lewis Carroll. When you open the book, you can fold it out and tie the covers to each other, to form a six sided carousel. Each side shows a 3-dimensional scene, created from John Tenniel’s original illustrations.

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“Alice Through the Looking Glass” out on Blu-ray

For all the fans of Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass” movie: it was released on Blu-ray today!

“Alice Through the Looking Glass” is the sequel to Disney’s live-action movie “Alice in Wonderland”, and was brought to cinemas in May this year.

The movie could already be pre-ordered, but since today, it will actually be shipped to you if you order it. 🙂

Buy it from my shop or directly from Amazon.com:

If you want to know what I thought of the movie: read my review.

Perfect Alice in Wonderland Halloween costumes

At the end of the month we can celebrate Halloween again! Dress up like your favorite character from Alice in Wonderland and scare the hell out of your friends!

Below I have selected several Wonderland themed outfits and accessories that are just perfect for Halloween. They give a freaky twist to the ‘normal’ Wonderland characters.

Alice in Wonderland Halloween costumes

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