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The Nursery “Alice” (Facsimile Classics Series)

The Nursery “Alice” by Lewis Carroll.

Published by Macmillan Children’s Books

ISBN: 0333273869

The Nursery “Alice” is a shortened version of Alice, specially adapted by the author for children “from nought to five”, and with twenty of Tenniel’s illustrations which have been coloured to give a more picture-booky feel.

It was first published in 1890 by Macmillan, 25 years after the original and featured a new cover illustrated by E. Gertrude Thomson, which this copy does have, unlike my other Nursery Alice.

You can read the whole text here.

“Oh dear,  oh dear!”  said the Rabbit.  “I shall be too late !”   What would it be too late for,  I wonder ?   Well,  you see,  it had to go and visit the Duchess (you’ll see a picture of the Duchess,  soon,  sitting in her kitchen):  and the Duchess was a very cross old lady:  and the Rabbit knew she’d be very angry indeed if he kept her waiting.   So the poor thing was as frightened as frightened could be (Don’t you see how he’s trembling ?   Just shake the book a little,  from side to side,  and you’ll soon see him tremble),  because he thought the Duchess would have his head cut off,  for a punishment.   That was what the Queen of Hearts used to do,  when she was angry with people (you’ll see a picture of her,  soon):  at least she used to order their heads to be cut off,  and she always thought it was done,  though they never really did it.

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