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Reads tagged with “Lewis Carroll”

Alice in Wonderland Illustrated by Ralph Steadman: A 1973 Gem
Alice in Wonderland Illustrated by Ralph Steadman: A 1973 Gem

Down the rabbit hole of creative magic, one truly mad hatter at a time.

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The Alice in Wonderland Cookbook and Lewis Carroll’s Guide to Dining Etiquette
The Alice in Wonderland Cookbook and Lewis Carroll’s Guide to Dining Etiquette

“As a general rule, do not kick the shins of the opposite gentleman under the table, if personally unacquainted with him; your pleasantry is liable to be misunderstood — a circumstance at all times unpleasant.”

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Beastly Boys and Ghastly Girls: Mischievous Vintage Illustrated Verses by Shel Silverstein, A. A. Milne, Lewis Carroll, and Ted Hughes
Beastly Boys and Ghastly Girls: Mischievous Vintage Illustrated Verses by Shel Silverstein, A. A. Milne, Lewis Carroll, and Ted Hughes

“Moral: Never stew your sister.”

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Alice in Wonderland Pop-Up Book
Alice in Wonderland Pop-Up Book

“Oh, I’ve had such a curious dream!”

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Alice in Wonderland, in 24 Vintage Magic Lantern Slides Based on Sir John Tenniel’s Iconic Illustrations
Alice in Wonderland, in 24 Vintage Magic Lantern Slides Based on Sir John Tenniel’s Iconic Illustrations

“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

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Feeding the Mind: Lewis Carroll’s Rules for a Fine Information Diet and Healthy Intellectual Digestion
Feeding the Mind: Lewis Carroll’s Rules for a Fine Information Diet and Healthy Intellectual Digestion

“Mental gluttony, or over-reading, is a dangerous propensity, tending to weakness of digestive power, and in some cases to loss of appetite.”

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How to Apologize for Standing Someone Up: A Lesson from Lewis Carroll’s Hilarious Letter
How to Apologize for Standing Someone Up: A Lesson from Lewis Carroll’s Hilarious Letter

“I am obliged to use an umbrella to keep the tears from running down on to the paper.”

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Meet the Real Alice: How the Story of Alice in Wonderland Was Born
Meet the Real Alice: How the Story of Alice in Wonderland Was Born

“What is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “without pictures or conversations!”

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Alice in Wonderland as a Subway Map
Alice in Wonderland as a Subway Map

“‘Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,’ said the Cat.”

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Yayoi Kusama, Japan’s Most Celebrated Contemporary Artist, Illustrates Alice in Wonderland
Yayoi Kusama, Japan’s Most Celebrated Contemporary Artist, Illustrates Alice in Wonderland

Down the rabbit hole in colorful dots, twisted typography, and strange eye conditions.

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