Books: To Please A Child I Love

ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDER GROUND by the Rev. C. L. Dodgson. 90 pages. University Microfilms Inc. $4.95.

One summer's day in 1862, the Rev. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson of Christ Church, Oxford, went punting on the Thames with three charming little girls named Alice, Lorena, and Edith Liddell. Alice as usual asked him to tell her a story, and since he was in great form that day she begged him to write the story down. "And so, to please a child I love," he later explained, "I printed in manuscript, and illustrated with my own crude...

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