In 1862 Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a shy Oxford mathematician with a stammer, created a story about a little girl tumbling down a rabbit hole. Thus began the immortal adventures of Alice, perhaps the most popular heroine in English literature. Countless scholars have tried to define the charm of the "Alice "books-with those wonderfully eccentric characters the Queen of Hearts, Tweedledum, and Tweedledee, the Cheshire Cat, Mock Turtle, the Mad Hatter "et al.-"by proclaiming that they really comprise a satire on language, a political allegory, a parody of Victorian children's literature, even a reflection of contemporary ecclesiastical history. Perhaps, as Dodgson might have said, "Alice "is no more than a dream, a fairy tale about the trials and tribulations of growing up-or down, or all turned round-as seen through the expert eyes of a child.
"Only Lewis Carroll has shown us the world upside down as a child sees it, and has made us laugh as children laugh." --Virginia Woolf From the Trade Paperback edition.
Series: Bantam Classics
For Ages: 8 - 11 years old
For Grades: 3 - 4
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st May 1990
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 18.4 x 11.4 x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 1