Alice in Wonderland Visual Poem

Standard red-cloth Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, 1865 (1876 reprint shown here) (interior page). This is the mouse’s tale/tail, an early example of concrete poetry. Its typography echoes that of the hand-drawn tail that Carroll included in his gift manuscript to Alice Liddell. The editorial content and typography of the tale evolved over the course of the Carroll-directed Victorian editions (and posthumous editions) of Wonderland. It was left out of The Nursery “Alice”. Note – I can’t get a link to work to find the original source for this information about this image from the old Alice in Wonderland book. But I have copied it from a post on Pinterest. I’ve seen it posted in other places, copied many times over. ]]>

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