Journey with Alice down the rabbit hole into a world of wonder where oddities, imagination, and wordplay rule supreme. Encounter characters such as the grinning Cheshire Cat, who can vanish into thin air; the cryptic Mad Hatter, who speaks in riddles; and the harrowing Queen of Hearts, whose commanding presence will not soon be forgotten. This is a land where rules have no boundaries, eating mushrooms will make you grow or shrink, croquet is played with flamingos and hedgehogs, and exorbitant trials are held for the theft of tarts. Amidst these absurdities, Alice will have to find her own way home.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland began as a story told to three little girls in a rowboat near Oxford. Ten-year-old Alice Liddell asked to have the story written down, and two years later it was published with immediate success. Author Lewis Carroll’s unique play on logic has undoubtedly led to the story’s lasting appeal to adults, while the book also remains one of the most beloved children’s tales of all time. This edition is complete with all 42 original illustrations by Sir John Tenniel.
Alice in Wonderland is the Victoria Classics Book Club selection for Autumn 2022.
By Lewis Carroll