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Alice’s Adventures Under Ground facsimile sold

Yesterday, a presentation copy of the first “Alice’s Adventures Under Ground” facsimile was auctioned and sold at Sotheby’s. So if you wanted it, you’re too late, but I’m reproducing it here so you know what it looks like and what prices these kind of copies can go for nowadays.

This book is a presentation copy for the facsimile of “Alice’s Adventures Under Ground”, the manuscript that preceded “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. The copy is inscribed by Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) himself and addressed to the Duchess of Albany.

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Third American McGee’s Alice game?

Many Alice in Wonderland fans have enjoyed the “American McGee’s Alice” game and its sequel “Alice: Madness Returns”. They are currently considering a third game, but need to convince EA to produce it. You can help with that!

American McGee is working on a proposal for the next chapter in Alice’s adventures, with the working title “Alice: Asylum”. When this proposal is finished it will be sent to EA. You can show your support for this effort and convince EA to bring it out by signing up to their mailing list: http://www.americanmcgee.com/alice-3/

American McGee's Alice

World Book Day coming up!

On March 2nd, it will be World Book Day again! A great reason to re-read “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and/or “Through the Looking Glass”, or to organize a Mad Tea Party!

A Mad Tea Party or Unbirthday party is the best way to introduce your children to these classics tales. Do read my mad tea party ideas for inspiration.

Below are some costumes and items that are perfect to celebrate World Book Day:

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Large collection of Alice in Wonderland books and memorabilia on sale

On February 8th, one of the largest collections of Alice in Wonderland books and memorabilia in the world will be put up for auction in Oxford.

The auction is called the “Oxford Authors Sale” and will be in auction house Mallams, Oxford (UK). It concerns the collection by the late Thomas Schuster, an international antiquarian books and prints dealer, and his wife Alice.

The collection consists of about 3,000 Alice related items they collected over the course of 25 years, amongst which are books, porcelain, artwork, posters, toys, dolls and ephemera. They range from the rare and academically important to the bizarre.

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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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