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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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"Alice in Wonderland" redirects here. For other uses, see Alice in Wonderland (disambiguation). |Alice's Adventures in Wonderland | |[pic] | |Title page of the original edition (1865) | |Author(s) |Lewis Carroll | |Illustrator |John Tenniel | |Country |England | |Language |English | |Genre(s) |Fiction | |Publisher |Macmillan | |Publication date |26 November 1865 | |Followed by |Through the Looking-Glass |

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll.[1] It tells of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world (Wonderland) populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as children.[2] It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre,[2][3] and its narrative course and structure, characters and imagery have been enormously influential[3] in both popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy genre.

|Contents | |1 Background | |2 Synopsis | |3 Characters | |3.1 Character allusions | |4 Poems and songs | |5 Writing style and themes | |5.1 Symbolism | |6 Illustrations | |7 Reception by reviewers | |8 Publication history | |8.1 Publication timeline | |9 Adaptations | |9.1 Cinema and television | |9.2 Comic books | |9.3 Live performance | |9.4 Works influenced | |10 See also | |11 References | |12 Bibliography | |13 External links |

Background

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Page from the original manuscript copy of Alice's Adventures Under Ground, 1864 Alice was published in 1865, three years after the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson and the Reverend Robinson Duckworth rowed in a boat, on 4 July 1862,[4] up the Isis with the three young daughters of Henry Liddell (the Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University and Dean of Christ Church): Lorina Charlotte Liddell (aged 13, born 1849) ("Prima" in the book's prefatory verse); Alice Pleasance Liddell (aged 10, born 1852) ("Secunda" in the prefatory verse); Edith Mary Liddell (aged 8, born 1853) ("Tertia" in the prefatory verse).[5] The journey began at Folly Bridge near Oxford and ended five miles away in the village of Godstow. During the trip the Reverend Dodgson told the girls a story that featured a bored little girl named Alice who goes looking for an adventure. The girls loved it, and Alice...

References: 3. ^ a b Schwab, Gabriele (1996) "Chapter 2: Nonsense and Metacommunication: Alice in Wonderland" The mirror and the killer-queen: otherness in literary language Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Indiana, pp. 49–102, ISBN 978-0-253-33037-6
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8. ^ (Gardner, 1965)
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19. ^ a b Gardner, Martin (1990). More Annotated Alice. New York: Random House. p. 363. ISBN 978-0-394-58571-0.
20. ^ Bayley, Melanie (2010-03-06). "Algebra in Wonderland". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 12 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-13.
22. ^ Lewis Carroll (2009). Alice 's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-955829-2.
24. ^ Graham Ovenden and John Davis, The Illustrations of Alice in Wonderland, 1972, Academy, London and St. Martin 's, New York
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28. ^ Carroll, Lewis (1995). The Complete, Fully Illustrated Works. New York: Gramercy Books. ISBN 978-0-517-10027-1.
29. ^ Page 11 of Introduction, by John Davies, of Ovenden, Graham (1972). The Illustrators of Alice. New York: St. Martin 's Press. p. 102. ISBN 978-0-902620-25-4.
30. ^ Basbanes, Nicholas (1999). A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books. Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-8050-6176-5.
33. ^ "Royal Ballet Takes a Chance on Alice". Time. 2011-03-03.
• Carpenter, Humphrey (1985). Secret Gardens: The Golden Age of Children 's Literature. Houghton Mifflin. ISBN 978-0-395-35293-9.
• Gardner, Martin (2000). The Annotated Alice: the definitive edition. New York and London: W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 978-0-393-04847-6.
• Ray, Gordon Norton (1991). The Illustrator and the book in England from 1790 to 1914. New York: Dover. ISBN 978-0-486-26955-9.
• GASL.org: First editions of Alice 's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There With 92 Illustrations by Tenniel, 1866/1872.
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