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Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

By Lewis Carroll

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Arguably the greatest of all children's classics, Alice has enchanted both children and adults since it was first written. Queen Victoria owned a copy and requested a meeting with its creator. The White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, and numerous other odd characters in this whimsical tale are as familiar to us as real-life people. And incidents and passages from the story are more often quoted than those of equally famous — but more solemn books. So follow this long-haired child as she falls down the rabbit hole into a land of marvelous adventures . . . and fall in love with her as well.

About Lewis Carroll

(1832-1898) Englishman Charles Dodson thought of himself as a scholar and teacher of mathematics at Christ Church, Oxford, rather than as an author. When he did write books, his first published work was a syllabus of plane geometry, followed by a biography of Euclid. His best known books, The Alice In Wonderland series, reflect the complex abstraction of higher mathematics, at the same time capturing the simple innocence of childhood.

He was shy. He stammered. But he was also a friend and storyteller to children, and the original of "Alice in Wonderland" was a handwritten copy of a story he had been telling one summer afternoon to the daughters of the Dean of his school — six-year-old Alice Liddell and her sisters. An enlarged and revised version was later published with the familiar illustrations by Sir John Tenniel. Together with its sequel, Through the Looking Glass, it is one of the best known children's books ever written, and Alice herself is one of the most familiar characters in literature.


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