Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a novel written by English author Lewis Carroll. It tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit-hole into a fantasy world inhabited by peculiar creatures.
About the author
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, born in 1832, is better known by the pen name Lewis Carroll. He was an English author, mathematician, and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel ‘Through the Looking-Glass’. His talent at word play and fantasy has delighted readers ranging from children to adults.
Synopsis of the story
Alice falls asleep in a wood and dreams she sees a white rabbit, which she follows down a rabbit hole. Alice reaches a hallway of many doors. On a table she finds a golden key, but finds the only door the key will open is too small for her to get through. She finds a bottle on the table labelled 'Drink Me'. She does, and it causes her to shrink until she is small enough to get through the door. However she is then too short to reach the key, which she left on the table. Finding a cake labelled 'Eat Me' she tries it, and grows again to a huge size, grabs the key, and then fans herself smaller using a fan left by the white rabbit. Now very small, she goes through the door into a garden. In her journey through the wonderland Alice meets interesting characters. She goes to the Mad Hatter's house and joins a tea party. However, the behaviour of the Mad Hatter, the March Hare and the Door Mouse offend her. She leaves to stumble across the procession of the Queen of Hearts. The story moves on interesting until something rudely awakens Alice making realise that she was dreaming after all.
Theme of the story
The Author paints a vivid picture of Wonderland and all of its crazy inhabitants you find around every corner. Each chapter has a different plot and different characters making the story interesting and engrossing. The interest of the readers is sustained all through the book by the riveting language and narration. A treat to every child’s imagination.A beautiful book for all to read! To read and read again!