Alice, an ordinary young girl craving for adventure, discovers a wonderland in her dreams . . . On a warm summer day, sitting on a riverbank, Alice is bored and drowsy. Following a talking White Rabbit, she falls a long way down a rabbit-hole only to find herself in a dreamlike fantasy world. Running into some of the most entertaining characters in English literature-The White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Mock Turtle, the Cheshire Cat, and the King and Queen of Hearts-and being variously mistaken for a housemaid, a serpent, a volcano, a flower, and a monster, all in the breath of a single afternoon, Alice is left intrigued and bewildered in equal measure. If this is a magical world, where anything can happen, how will Alice ever find her way back home? Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, a whimsically inventive tale, still enchants the readers regardless of their age, with its exceptionally conjured up nonsense dreamworld and deliciously mad dialogues. It has been adapted into various television series and numerous films. With an enormously influential narrative course, structure, characters, and imagery, it continues to influence and inspire many other works of art even a hundred and fifty years after it was first written.
About the author
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, best known by his nom de plume, Lewis Carroll, was born in January, 1832, in Daresbury, England. An English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican clergyman, and photographer, he was a man with diverse interests. Noted for his facility at word play, logic, and fantasy, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass are his most famous writings. His wonderful ability in the genre of literary nonsense is displayed in his poem The Hunting of the Snark.