Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland, cover 1865.jpg
Cover of the original edition (1865)
Author Lewis Carroll
Illustrator John Tenniel
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Children 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 falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children.[2] It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre.[2][3] Its narrative course and structure, characters and imagery, have been enormously influential[3] in both popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy genre.

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  1. BBC's Greatest English Books list
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lecercle, Jean-Jacques (1994) Philosophy of nonsense: the intuitions of Victorian nonsense literature Routledge, New York. ISBN 978-0-415-07652-4. p. 1 ff
  3. 3.0 3.1 Schwab, Gabriele (1996) "Chapter 2: Nonsense and Metacommunication: Alice in Wonderland" in The mirror and the killer-queen: otherness in literary language Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Indiana. ISBN 978-0-253-33037-6. pp. 49–102
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