Falling off his horse

Falling off his horse

Sir John Tenniel

Wood-engraving by Dalziel

Illustration for the eighth chapter of Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass (1871)

"Whenever the horse stopped (which indeed very often), [The Knight] fell off in front; and, whenever it went on again (which it generally did rather suddenly), he fell off behind."

Follow for a discussion of this passage and a comparison of it to another famous Victorian work in which a young girl helps an older man who has fallen off his horse.

In 2000 student assistants from the University Scholars Program, National University of Singapore, scanned this image and added text under the supervision of George P. Landow.