Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, known by his pen name as Lewis Carroll, was a mathematician, photographer and Anglican deacon. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass are his most famous works. His writing style is often based on absurd fantasy, word play and logic.

An important part of Dodgson’s life was friendship with Henry Liddell and his family. The writer told his stories and Alice, one of Henry’s daughters, begged the stories to be written down. In this story, Alice follows a peculiar white rabbit with a pocket watch down his hole and finds herself in the Wonderland – an amazing world swarming with curious and absolutely crazy creatures.

There are the Sea of Tears, a blue caterpillar who smokes a hookah, a mushroom that can make Alice smaller or bigger. One of the strangest characters is the wonderful Cheshire Cat whose smile appears before the cat himself. Alice meets the disagreeable Queen of Hearts, other cards and flamingos that are used as mallets in croquet. What do you think they’re using as croquet balls? Good guess, of course – hedgehogs. I could just continue this list of curiosities or you might as well read and enjoy the oddities yourself.

ISBN: 9780141439761

Reviews:
The main character Alice is a little nice girl so inquisitive like all kids in her age. Such a lovely childrens book!

I like that crazy White Rabbit with his pocket watch so much. It’s not only a tale, it’s a fantastic tale! Absolutely captivating!

This is a classic book with original illustrations by John Tennison, which are something just on their own. I think it’s mostly an adult book and not suitable for children but I know many will disagree with this.

 

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