Lewis Carroll's classic tale of nonsense and imagination, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" was an immediate sensation upon its publication in 1865. It tells the tale of Alice, a young girl who tumbles down a rabbit hole into a world filled with talking rabbits, grinning cats, mad hatters and vengeful queens. Long hailed as one of the greatest children's books ever created, "Alice" has permeated the culture. The subject of dozens of adaptations, re-tellings, films and stage productions, "Alice" and the sequel Carroll penned soon thereafter - "Through the Lookingglass" - are two of the most treasured works of fiction in the English language.
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About Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll was the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832–1898), English author, mathematician, and photographer. One of eleven children of a scholarly country parson, he studied mathematics at Oxford, obtained a university post, and then was ordained as a deacon but found true success with his masterpiece, Alice’s Adventures Under Ground, now known as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, which originated as a story told to a young friend, Alice Liddell, during a boating trip on the Thames. Among his other works are Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, The Hunting of the Snark, and Jabberwocky.