Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

March 31, 2010 Whitney Review 5 Comments

Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis CarrollAlice's Adventures in Wonderland
Author Lewis Carroll
Series: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland #1
Publisher Barnes & Noble Classic
Publication Date December 15, 2003
Source: Bought

First published in 1865, Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was an immediate success, as was its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass. Carroll’s sense of the absurd and his amazing gift for games of logic and language have secured for the Alice books an enduring spot in the hearts of both adults and children.

Alice begins her adventures when she follows the frantically delayed White Rabbit down a hole into the magical world of Wonderland, where she meets a variety of wonderful creatures, including Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Cheshire Cat, the hookah-smoking Caterpillar, the Mad Hatter, and the Queen of Hearts—who, with the help of her enchanted deck of playing cards, tricks Alice into playing a bizarre game of croquet. Alice continues her adventures in Through the Looking-Glass, which is loosely based on a game of chess and includes Carroll’s famous poem “Jabberwocky.”

Throughout her fantastic journeys, Alice retains her reason, humor, and sense of justice. She has become one of the great characters of imaginative literature, as immortal as Don Quixote, Huckleberry Finn, Captain Ahab, Sherlock Holmes, and Dorothy Gale of Kansas.

Alice’s  In Wonderland  by Lewis Carroll is a very fun, quick read that is not just for children.  The obscureness of Wonderland makes it all the more enjoyable, and sometimes wonder if Lewis Carroll added something magic to his tea while writing this story for a little girl.


5 responses to “Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

  1. One of my favorite movies. I have the same book in my TBR pile. I'm on a search for the 3rd book… there is a 3rd book, right?

  2. I saw the new movie over the weekend and loved it! I didn't know there was a third book, but I have seen The Anointed Alice which explains all things curiouser and curiouser in Wonderland.

  3. Hopping by to bid you a wonderful weekend. Your blog is gorgeous. I'm working more classics into my reading list. I loved reading Alice in Wonderland as a child and will reread it soon. But I actually don't see how I missed reading The Wizard of Oz! I guess I loved the movie so much I didn't realize it was a book. Have fun at the Hop!

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