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|Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
|Just So Stories
|The King of the Golden River
|The Bat Poet
|A Little Princess
|"Beauty and the Beast"
|"Behind the White Brick"
|The Magical Monarch of Mo
|"A Modern Cinderella"
|A New Alice in the Old Wonderland
|The Prince and the Pauper
|"Cinderella and the Glass Slipper"
|"Rip van Winkle"
|Davy and the Goblin
|Through the Looking-Glass
|Fly by Night
|Where the Wild Things Are
|"Fraud on Fairies"
|A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys
|Higglety Pigglety Pop!
Click here for an online version of Alice in Wonderland, complete with Tenniel's illustrations.
And this is a rather strange Multimedia version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Here's an account of the writing and publishing of Alice in Wonderland.
This is a good version of Alice’s Adventures Underground, Carroll's original version of Alice in Wonderland, which includes Carroll's original drawings for the tale.
Here is a link to a site that presents views of Alice in popular culture.
If you want to get a more scholarly take, here's a site with numerous essays about the political and cultural contexts and meanings of Alice and Through the Looking Glass.
Ever wonder what happened to Alice when she grew up? Here's a picture of her.
The Bat Poet
Randall Jarrell (illustrations by Maurice Sendak), 1964
"Beauty and the Beast"
Here's a page that gives a brief history
of the story of "Beauty and the Beast," and a brief synopsis of the story
and major themes.
"Behind the White Brick"
Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1879
E. B. White, 1952
Charlotte's Web does not appear to be available on the web, probably for copyright reasons. Here are some comments on Charlotte's Web from the E.B. White Home Page, though.
You can also look at some of White's own drawings from Charlotte's Web.
Here's a page that gives a brief history of the story of "Cinderella," and a brief synopsis of the story and some major themes.
Here is a link to The Cinderella Project at the University of Southern Mississippi, a text and image archive containing a dozen English versions of the fairy tale.
"Cinderella and the Glass Slipper"
George Cruikshank, 1853
Davy and the Goblin, Or, What Followed Reading "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
Charles E. Carryl, 1884-1885
Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1852
Here is the text of "Feathertop."
In 1846, Edgar Allen Poe reviewd Mosses from an Old Manse, the volume to which "Feathertop" would later be added. Obviously, he doesn't mention "Feathertop, but here's the review if you're interested.
Fly By Night
Randall Jarrell (illustrations by Maurice Sendak), 1976
"Fraud on Fairies"
Higglety Pigglety Pop!, or, There Must be More to Life
Maurice Sendak, 1967
Just So Stories
Rudyard Kipling, 1902
Here's the text of the Just So Stories, with Kipling's illustrations (click on any story title in the table of contents to get to the text of the story.
One Kipling fan has put "How the Leopard Got His Spots" on her web page, with her own photographic illustrations.
Here is a rough, unillustrated text of The King of the Golden River. There's a lot of copyright information at the beginning of this page; scroll about one third of the way down the scroll bar or so to get to the text of the story.
Here's an electronic version of A Little Princess. You have to scroll through some information about this version of the text to get to the story, but this presents the whole text, not a chapter-by-chapter version.
And here's an electronic version of Sara Crewe; or What Happened at Miss Minchin's, which was the original (1888) version of A Little Princess.
Here is the text of Little Women , but you have to scroll through a bit of prefatory material about the e-text and about Alcott to get to it.
Here's a 1903 review of Little Women and another Alcott novel, An Old-fashioned Girl. You can find other, more contemporary, responses to Little Women on the Louisa In the News page of the The Louisa May Alcott Web.
Here is the text of Alcott's story, "A Modern Cinderella: or, the Little Old Shoe."
A New Alice in the Old Wonderland
Anna M. Richards, 1895
The Prince and the Pauper
Mark Twain, 1881
Here's the text of The Prince and the Pauper. It's all one document, not split up into chapters, so it's difficult to read but easier to search.
"Rip van Winkle"
Washington Irving, 1820
Here's the text of "Rip Van Winkle."
Here is a "Rip Van Winkle" project, which contains articles discussing the historical context of the story. It was put together by Daniel Anderson and his students at the University of North Carolina.
"Sleeping Beauty" (Charles Perrault)
and "Briar Rose" (The Brothers Grimm)
Here's a page that gives a brief history of the story of "Sleeping Beauty," and a brief synopsis of the story and major themes.
Sir Edward Burne-Jones painted the story of Briar Rose; you can see images of these paintings here.
The Surprising Adventures of The Magical Monarch of Mo And His People
L. Frank Baum, 1903
Here's the text of The Surprising Adventures of The Magical Monarch of Mo And His People.
Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There
Lewis Carroll, 1865
Here's the text of Through the Looking-Glass. It includes illustrations, in color rather than black and white.
If you're interested in criticism, here's a site with numerous essays about the political and cultural contexts and meanings of Alice and Through the Looking Glass.
Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, 1963
A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys
Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1851
Here is a link to the text of Nathaniel Hawthorne's A
Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys.