Alice in Wonderland is a novel by Lewis Carroll that was first published in 1865. Lewis Carroll was the pen name of Charles Dodgson, who was a mathematician and logician at Christ Church, Oxford. Alice in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass (1871), pokes fun at the vaunted rationality of the educated Victorian elite throughout the story. The whimsical humor of the Alice novels is drawn from a conflict between the rational ideal and the chaotic truth of the world.


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Literary Devices

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