Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, written by Lewis Carroll and first published in 1865, is a whimsical and fantastical tale that takes readers on a surreal journey through a magical world. The story follows Alice, a curious and imaginative young girl who falls down a rabbit hole and finds herself in Wonderland, a place filled with peculiar characters and nonsensical events. As Alice encounters the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, and the Queen of Hearts, she navigates a series of bizarre and unpredictable adventures.

Set in a dreamlike landscape, the novel is characterized by its playful language, clever wordplay, and satirical commentary on Victorian society. Yet the book has transcended time and remains a beloved classic in children’s literature, inspiring numerous adaptations, including movies, plays, and other forms of media. Its enduring popularity speaks to the timeless appeal of Lewis Carroll’s enchanting and unconventional masterpiece.

Lewis Carroll was the pen name of Charles Dodgson, who was a mathematician and logician at Christ Church, Oxford. He followed up Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with a sequel, Through the Looking-Glass in 1871.

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