Overview

The lists below give all the main works, but omit many of the pieces printed in journals and a lot of the short papers. Full descriptions and a reclassification is planned, for this section. In the meantime, these lists might give you some ideas about what else Dodgson wrote.

Childhood Compositions and Magazines

1845

Useful and Instructive Poetry (manuscript - published 1954)

c1848

The Rectory Magazine (manuscript)

c1850

La Guida Di Bragia (manuscript)

c1850-53

The Rectory Umbrella (manuscript - published 1932)

1855-62

Mischmasch (manuscript with press cuttings - published 1932)

Major Works - Books

1865

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

(illustrated: John Tenniel)

Printed in July, some copies were issued but most were recalled. Sheets from recalled edition were published by Appleton, New York in 1866. (See Publishing of Alice)

1866

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

First published edition, (issued Dec 1865)

(See Publishing of Alice)

1869

Phantasmagoria

A collection of poems

1872

Through the Looking-Glass and what Alice found there

(Illustrated by John Tenniel; issued Dec 1871)

(See Publishing of Alice)

1876

The Hunting of the Snark (illustrated by Henry Holiday) A long nonsense poem written in a mock-heroic style.

1879

Euclid and his Modern Rivals - a play written in defence of Euclid's approach to the teaching of geometry

1879

Doublets - a word game

1883

Rhyme? And Reason? (A poetry collection - includes The Hunting of the Snark as illustrated by Henry Holiday as well as Phantasmagoria and other poems, newly illustrated by Arthur Frost)

1885

A Tangled Tale (illustrated by Arthur Frost) A series of short stories, each containing one or more puzzles.

1886

The Game of Logic. An elementary text on logic - presented in an entertaining way using Carroll's "game" to solve problems.

1886

Alice’s Adventures under Ground. The facsimile of the original manuscript of the story as presented to Alice Liddell.

(See Publishing of Alice)

1889

The Nursery “Alice”. An adaption of the Alice for younger children. (See Publishing of Alice)

1889

Sylvie and Bruno (illustrated by Harry Furniss) A complicated story collecting together a diverse range of material - poems, short stories, etc.

1893

Sylvie and Bruno Concluded. The second and concluding part of the Sylvie and Bruno story.

1896

Symbolic Logic Part I Elementary. The first part of Carroll's major textbook on logic. Presented as a serious testbook for schools, but made entertaining by the use of interesting examples of puzzles to be solved and the use of Carroll "game" to solve them.

Miscellaneous Pieces

1869

The Guildford Gazette Extraordinary

1876

An Easter Greeting to Every Child who loves Alice

1877

Memoria Technica

1884

Christmas Greetings from a Fairy to a Child

1888

Curiosa Mathematica Part I - New Theory of Parallels

1890

Eight or Nine Wise Words about Letter Writing

1893

Curiosa Mathematica Part II - Pillow Problems

Posthumous Publications

1898

Three Sunsets (illus. E Gertrude Thomson)

1899

Isa’s Visit to Oxford (1888). A humorous diary written out by Carroll for Isa Bowman recording events which took place during a visit which Isa made to stay with Carroll in Oxford.

 

Maggie’s Visit to Oxford (1889). Similar to Isa's Visit, although this account of Maggie's visit is entirely in verse.

1907

Feeding the Mind (a printing of a lecture delivered 1884)

1932

Rectory Umbrella and Mischmasch

1954

Useful and Instructive Poetry

 

The Diaries of Lewis Carroll (An abridged version of Carroll's diary)

1977

Symbolic Logic. Edited by W.W. Bartley. A collection of material originally developed for Carroll's three-part text book on logic. The editor attempts to recreate the second part and some of the third part of the series using material in proof or manuscript form.

 

The Wasp in a Wig. This episode from Through the Looking-Glass was edited out at a late stage of preparation for publication - partly at the request of John Tenniel, the illustrator. Proof pages of the episode were found in the 1970s and first published in 1977.

1979

The Letters of Lewis Carroll. Edited by Morton N Cohen

1993-
2005

The Diaries of Lewis Carroll. The unabridged text of the nine surviving (of the original 13) volumes, published with annotations and index, edited by Edward Wakeling.