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At a glance:
- Author: Lewis Carroll
- First Published: 1865
- Type of Work: Novella
- Genres: Long fiction, Fantasy, Novel
- Subjects: Girls, Other worlds, Dreams, Mental illness, Cats, England or English people, Kings, queens, or royalty, Imagination, Card games, Size or shape, Animals, Victorian era or Victorianism, Lobsters, Rabbits, Doors, Mushrooms
- Locales: Europe, Dreamscape, Godstow, England, Wonderland (mythic), United Kingdom
Although Carroll wrote Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland explicitly to entertain children, it has become a treasure to philosophers, literary critics, biographers, clergy, psychoanalysts, and linguists, not to mention mathematicians, theologians, and logicians. There appears to be something in this work for everyone, and there are almost as many interpretations of it as there are commentators.
Alice’s dream becomes her nightmare. A novelty at first, Wonderland becomes increasingly oppressive to Alice as she is faced with its fundamental disorder....
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