Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (page 1/5)


Title: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Author: Caroll, Lewis

Published by: McMillan & Co.

City: London

Date: 1865

Total items: 42

out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

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[picture: Alice Swimming]

Alice Swimming

“As she said these words her foot slipped, and in another moment, splash! she was up to her chin in salt water. Her first idea was that she had somehow fallen into the sea, ‘and in that case I can go back by railway,’ she said to herself. (Alice had been to the seaside once in her life, and had come to the general conclusion, that wherever [...] [more...]

[picture: Alice grown tall]

Alice grown tall

“ ‘Curiouser and curiouser!’ cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English); ‘now I’m opening out like the largest telescope that ever was! Good-bye, feet!’ (for when she looked down at her feet, they seemed to be almost out of sight, they were getting so far off). [...]I shan’t be able! I shall be a great deal too far off to trouble myself about you: you must manage the best way you can; —but I must be kind to them,’ thought Alice, ‘or perhaps they won’t walk the way I want to go! Let me see: I’ll give them a new pair of boots every Christmas.’ ” [more...]

[picture: The Mock Turtle and Gryphon sing to Alice]

The Mock Turtle and Gryphon sing to Alice

‘This here young lady,’ said the Gryphon, ‘she wants for to know your history, she do.’ [more...]

[picture: Father William finished the goose]

Father William finished the goose

‘You are old,’ said the youth, ‘and your jaws are too weak
    For anything tougher than suet;
Yet you finished the goose, with the bones and the beak—
    Pray how did you manage to do it?’ [more...]

[picture: Lobster primping before a mirror]

Lobster primping before a mirror

’Tis the voice of the Lobster; I heard him declare,
    “You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair.”
As a duck with its eyelids, so he with his nose
    Trims his belt and his buttons, and turns out his toes. [more...]

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Illustrations from Alice’s Aventures in Wonderland, or, Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Caroll (1866). The illustrations were done by Sir John Tenniel [1820 – 1914].

These images were scanned by Shawn Calvert from the 1898 edition (MacMillan & Co., London), who kindly contributed them. Liam Quin made the JPEG versions.

There are many copies of the Project Gutenberg scans of these illustrations on the web. These images are not derived from those; they were made by a professional graphic designer, at much higher resolution, and have much more detail.

Lewis Caroll was of course a penname (nom de plume) of the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. The book was written after he and a friend, Rev. Robinson Duckworth, went on a trip in a rowing-boat at Oxford, on the River Thames, from Follie Bridge to Godstowe, near Oxford, together with three schoolgirls.

The North American Lewis Carrol Society has collected pointers to online Alice resources.

Lewis Carrol Society list of illustrations

Some of the engravings are signed Dalziel, and there are also some images and extracts from a book by and about the Dalziel Brothers.

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