The tale is filled with allusions to Dodgson's friends (and enemies), and to the lessons that British schoolchildren were expected to memorize. The tale plays with logic.
In ways that have given the story lasting popularity to adults as well as children. It is considered to be one of the most characteristic examples of the genre of literary nonsense. Course and structure has been enormously influential, mainly in the fantasy genre. The book is commonly referred to by the abbreviated title Alice in Wonderland , an alternative title popularized by the numerous stage, film and television adaptations of the story produced over the years. Some printings of this title contain both Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.
Alice was written in 1865, exactly three years after the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson and the Reverend Robinson Duckworth. Rowed in a boat up the River Thames. Lorina Charlotte Liddell (aged 13) ("Prima" in the book's prefatory verse).
(aged 10) ("Secunda" in the prefatory verse). Edith Mary Liddell (aged 8) ("Tertia" in the prefatory verse). The three girls were the daughters of Henry George Liddell. The Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University and Dean of Christ Church as well as headmaster of Westminster School. Most of the book's adventures were based on and influenced by people, situations and buildings in Oxford, England and at Christ Church, e.
The "Rabbit Hole" which symbolized the actual stairs in the back of the main hall in Christ Church. The journey had started at Folly Bridge. And ended five miles away in the village of Godstow. To while away time the Reverend Dodgson told the girls a story that, not so coincidentally, featured a bored little girl named Alice who goes looking for an adventure. The girls loved it, and Alice Liddell asked Dodgson to write it down for her.
After a lengthy delay over two years he eventually did so and on 26 November 1864 gave Alice the handwritten manuscript of Alice's Adventures Under Ground , with illustrations by Dodgson himself. Speculate there was an earlier version that was destroyed later by Dodgson himself when he printed a more elaborate copy by hand (Gardner, 1965), but there is no known prima facie evidence to support this. But before Alice received her copy, Dodgson was already preparing it for publication and expanding the 18,000-word original to 35,000 words, most notably adding the episodes about the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Tea-Party. In 1865, Dodgson's tale was published as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.With illustrations by John Tenniel. The first print run of 2,000 was held back because Tenniel had objections over the print quality.
A new edition, released in December of the same year, but carrying an 1866 date, was quickly printed. The binding for the Appleton Alice was virtually identical with the 1866 Macmillan Alice, except for the publisher's name at the foot of the spine. The title page of the Appleton Alice was an insert cancellig the original Macmillan title page of 1865, and bearing the New York publisher's imprint and the date 1866. Alice was a publishing sensation, beloved by children and adults alike.Among its first avid readers were Queen Victoria. And the young Oscar Wilde. The book has never been out of print.
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