Happy Anniversary Alice in Wonderland!

“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

Published in July 1865, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland have been delighting readers for 150 years.

9780099512073It has been on screen two dozen times, from Disney to a film by the darkly humorous Tim Burton. It is translated into most world languages, inspired spin-off novels such as Alice in Zombieland and it’s characters are ceaselessly used in parody.

Written by Rev. Charles Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll, Alice is one of the most adored characters of English writing. An inquisitive child, one summer afternoon she follows a white rabbit down a rabbit-hole. At the bottom, she finds herself in a bizarre Queendom full of strange talking creatures, where she attends a very strange tea party and croquet match.

Through the language of imagination and emotion, satire and puzzles, comedy and confusion, Carroll has created a world that accurately depicts the experience of childhood which will continue to appeal to readers of all ages for centuries to come.

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