Lewis Carroll’s drawing of Alice stuck upside down

From HandiLand: The Crippest Place on Earth by Elizabeth A. Wheeler

  • Lewis Carroll’s drawing shows Alice in fetal position, stuck upside down in a cramped rectangle. Carroll has distorted her jaw, neck, and shoulders so her head fits into the lower left corner of the box. Her dark curly hair undulates across the bottom of the page. Despite the obvious discomfort of her position, Alice’s face remains composed as she looks at the viewer.
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  • Literary Studies
  • Disability Studies
  • American Studies
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  • Fig. 15. Lewis Carroll’s drawing of Alice stuck upside down. Courtesy of The British Library Board, Alice’s Adventures Underground, MS 46700.