Davy and the Goblin

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Davy and the Goblin
First edition cover of Davy and the Goblin
Author Charles E. Carryl
Country United States
Language English
Genre Fantasy novel
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 164

Davy and the Goblin, or, What Followed Reading "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is a novel by Charles E. Carryl, written in 1884 and published by Houghton Mifflin of Boston and Frederick Warne of London in 1885. It was one of the first "imitations" inspired by Lewis Carroll's two books, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.

The story is about eight-year-old Davy who reads Lewis Carroll’s classic novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland next to the fireplace, when he begins to get sleepy. A Goblin appears in the fire, munching coals, and takes Davy on a “believing voyage” where he meets a variety of characters from fantasy and literature.

The book features line drawings by Edmund Birckhead Bensell.

In 1891, Carryl wrote another book inspired by Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, called The Admiral's Caravan.

2011 edition cover of Davy and the Goblin