Short List of Works


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

1845Useful and Instructive Poetry (manuscript – published 1954)
c1848The Rectory Magazine (manuscript)
c1850La Guida Di Bragia (manuscript)
c1850-53The Rectory Umbrella (manuscript – published 1932)
1855-62Mischmasch (manuscript with press cuttings – published 1932)

Major Works – Books

1865Alice’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)
1866Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland First published edition, (issued Dec 1865) (See Publishing of Alice)
1869Phantasmagoria A collection of poems
1872Through the Looking-Glass and what Alice found there (Illustrated by John Tenniel; issued Dec 1871) (See Publishing of Alice)
1876The Hunting of the Snark (illustrated by Henry Holiday) A long nonsense poem written in a mock-heroic style.
1879Euclid and his Modern Rivals – a play written in defence of Euclid’s approach to the teaching of geometry
1879Doublets – a word game
1883Rhyme? 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)
1885A Tangled Tale (illustrated by Arthur Frost) A series of short stories, each containing one or more puzzles.
1886The Game of Logic. An elementary text on logic – presented in an entertaining way using Carroll’s “game” to solve problems.
1886Alice’s Adventures under Ground. The facsimile of the original manuscript of the story as presented to Alice Liddell. (See Publishing of Alice)
1889The Nursery “Alice”. An adaption of the Alice for younger children. (See Publishing of Alice)
1889Sylvie and Bruno (illustrated by Harry Furniss) A complicated story collecting together a diverse range of material – poems, short stories, etc.
1893Sylvie and Bruno Concluded. The second and concluding part of the Sylvie and Bruno story.
1896Symbolic 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

1869The Guildford Gazette Extraordinary
1876An Easter Greeting to Every Child who loves Alice
1877Memoria Technica
1884Christmas Greetings from a Fairy to a Child
1888Curiosa Mathematica Part I – New Theory of Parallels
1890Eight or Nine Wise Words about Letter Writing
1893Curiosa Mathematica Part II – Pillow Problems

Posthumous Publications

1898Three Sunsets (illus. E Gertrude Thomson)
1899Isa’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.
1907Feeding the Mind (a printing of a lecture delivered 1884)
1932Rectory Umbrella and Mischmasch
1954Useful and Instructive Poetry
 The Diaries of Lewis Carroll (An abridged version of Carroll’s diary)
1977Symbolic 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.
1979The Letters of Lewis Carroll. Edited by Morton N Cohen
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.