Negative Space: nonsense
- Alice’s Adventures under Ground
- Alice’s Adventures under Ground is the original, shorter work presented to Alice’s mother as a gift. It’s a fascinating “condensation” of the Alice in Wonderland story.
- Alice’s Adventures under Ground: Chapter I
- Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, and where is the use of a book, thought Alice, without pictures or conversations?
- Alice’s Adventures under Ground: Chapter II
- They were indeed a curious looking party that assembled on the bank—the birds with draggled feathers, the animals with their fur clinging close to them—all dripping wet, cross, and uncomfortable.
- Alice’s Adventures under Ground: Chapter III
- “The first thing I’ve got to do,” said Alice to herself, as she wandered about in the wood, “is to grow to my right size, and the second thing is to find my way into that lovely garden. I think that will be the best plan.”
- Alice’s Adventures under Ground: Chapter IV
- A large rose tree stood near the entrance of the garden: the roses on it were white, but there were three gardeners at it, busily painting them red. This Alice thought a very curious thing.
- A Fistful of Carroll
- These poems and stories combined into one file for easy use on an iPhone or other portable device.
- The Gardener’s Song
- The Gardener’s Song is a bit of doggerel from Lewis Carroll’s “Sylvie and Bruno”.
- It’s my own Invention
- After a while the noise seemed gradually to die away, till all was dead silence, and Alice lifted up her head in some alarm.
- Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland
- “All in the golden afternoon, full leisurely we glide.”
- The Neverending Gardener
- Continue the Gardener’s Song with your own lyrics.
- “Houses are classed, I beg to state, According to the number Of Ghosts that they accommodate: (The Tenant merely counts as weight, With Coals and other lumber).”
- Prefaces to Through the Looking Glass
- Follow the chess game through the book, and listen to the author complain about the cheapness of book readers.
- A Sea Dirge
- “The thing that I hate the most is a thing they call the sea: pour some salt water over the floor, ugly I’m sure you’ll allow it to be; suppose it extended a mile or more, that’s very like the sea.” I think we should put this poem on all the “Welcome to San Diego” signs.
- Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There
- The book that spawned Humpty Dumpty, innumerable literary chess games, and of course Tweedledum and Tweedledee.
- Upon the Lonely Moor
- “It is always interesting to ascertain the sources from which our great poets obtained their ideas: this motive has dictated the publication of the following: painful as its appearance must be to the admirers of Wordsworth and his poem of ‘Resolution and Independence”.”
- The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition (hardcover)
This fantastic book contains the text to both Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. But it also contains a side-bar on many pages filled with notes about what phrases meant at the time Dodgson wrote them, and sometimes what Tenniel’s drawings depict. Would you recognize an eel-trap if you saw one today?
Gardner also reproduces the originals of poems that Dodgson satired, such as the much more boring originals of “Speak roughly to your little boy” and “You are old, father William”. (Martin Gardner)