Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) is a novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar and anthropomorphic creatures. The tale is filled with allusions to Dodgson's friends. The tale plays with logic in ways that have given the story lasting popularity with adults as well as children. It is considered to be one of the most characteristic examples of the genre of literary nonsense, and its narrative course and structure have been enormously influential, mainly in the fantasy genre. The book is commonly referred to by the abbreviated title Alice in Wonderland, an alternative title popularized by the numerous stage, film and television adaptations of the story produced over the years.
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About the Author
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (27 January 1832 - 14 January 1898), better known by the pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass as well as the poems "The Hunting of the Snark" and "Jabberwocky", all examples of the genre of literary nonsense. He is noted for his facility at word play, logic, and fantasy, and there are societies dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of his works and the investigation of his life in many parts of the world including the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand.
Date of Birth:January 27, 1832
Date of Death:January 14, 1898
Place of Birth:Daresbury, Cheshire, England
Place of Death:Guildford, Surrey, England
Education:Richmond School, Christ Church College, Oxford University, B.A., 1854; M.A., 1857
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Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures In Wonderland based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
After reading The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland, I realized I was long overdue for a look at Alice in Wonderland ¿ and what a short little book! And quite perfect for my level of mental energy the morning after a fever (though I didn't finish it all then). Might have to read Through the Looking-Glass, too. More as background & cultural education than as entertainment, though. It's very light and easy reading, but I didn't really find it terribly engaging or interesting. Then again, I've kinda grown out of the target age-group. Still...
Silly but interesting.
Earlier this year I read a book by Melanie Benjamin entitled Alice I Have Been which dealt with a "behind the scenes" story on Alice, the infamous little girl in this story. To be honest, it traumatized me a little bit and I wasn't sure how I would feel when I re-read Alice in Wonderland in the future... and I'm happy to say that the charm of the story still exists, even after reading some rather disturbing accounts of its author.My memories of Alice in Wonderland are clouded quite a bit by the Disney film - but I have some memories of reading this book as a child and not liking it much. As an adult, I found I enjoyed the book a whole lot more. The puns, the humor and the songs (which used to bore me) came to life and made me laugh and shake my head in amusement. I found similarities in the writing style of Lewis Carrol and L. Frank Baum (especially in the use of puns), as I read both series parallel to one another.I love ending out each year by reading classics, books that I intended to make time for during the year and just couldn't. Alice in Wonderland was a light, easy to read pick during a week that is normally chaotic and with my enjoyment of the book this time around, I might just have to make it a yearly happening.