In 1865, Lewis Carroll published Alices Adventures in Wonderland. Two years before that, however, on 26 November 1864, Carroll gave Alice the handwritten manuscript of Alices Adventures under Ground, with illustrations Carroll had drawn himself. At Christmas 1886, the manuscript was published in a facsimile edition. Several further facsimile editions have since appeared, and in them all, Carrolls careful handwriting can be seen. This edition sets the text in type, thus making it easier to read than in facsimile. It is certainly well worth reading, although it is shorter than the final form of the story-the later Alices Adventures in Wonderland being about twice the length of the original Alices Adventures under Ground.