"his favourite tags from the Alice books"
Cover of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' (1907)
Public DomainCover of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' (1907) - Credit: Lewis Carroll/Charles Robinson

The Alice books are Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (usually known just as Alice in Wonderland), first published in 1865, and its sequel Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There (usually known simply as Through the Looking Glass), first published in 1871.

Click here to read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Click here to read Through the Looking Glass.

The epigraph to A Line of Beauty is taken from chapter 12 of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, which is entitled 'Alice's Evidence'.