The Knight and 'The Aged Aged Man'

The Knight and 'The Aged Aged Man'

Sir John Tenniel

Wood-engraving by Dalziel

Illustration for the eighth chapter of Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass (1865)

In a complex mixture of realism and fantasy, Alice describes the scene of the Knight and The Aged Aged Man as if it had "happened only yesterday." Yet paradoxically, she also describes the scene as a "half-dream."