Alice's Adventures in Wonderland


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or; Alice in Wonderland


(1865)



Originally published as Alice' Adventures Under Ground





One summer day Alice was sitting on the riverbank with her older sister. Alice’s sister was reading a book and Alice noticed that the book didn’t have any pictures, which made Alice lose interest in it. Then as she looked out into the meadow, she saw something very peculiar. She saw a large white rabbit running past her looking at his watch saying “Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late.” Then he popped down a rabbit hole. Alice, being the curious girl she was, followed the rabbit down that hole and found herself in a land with many wonders. It was a wonderland. She met some interesting creatures including the King and Queen of Hearts, the Hatter, and the March Hare. She found that many creatures in this land didn’t have the best of tempers and didn’t want to try to help Alice figure out where to go and what to do. Alice also found herself changing sizes after eating or drinking things she found. One minute she was a few inches tall and the next she was nine feet tall. When Alice was in this land she expected the unexpected and didn’t think much of the unusual occurrences. She used her knowledge to help other people, such as when she made sense of evidence during a trial. As much as Alice thought it interesting being with these strange creatures and trying to get along with them, she wondered when she would return home to her normal life or if she would. She remembered her cat and dreamed of seeing him again. But was there a way to get out or was it all just a dream?--Submitted by Anonymous


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Comparing the Fantasy world of 'Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ to ‘Narnia’

I just wanted to get some peoples thoughts on the similarities and differences between the fantasy world of 'Wonderland' and that of 'Narnia' from 'The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe' What do you think the major similarities and differences are and what type of effect do you think these differences have had on each story? I can see that one major similarity is that both worlds are ruled by and evil Queen but 'Wonderland' seems to bend the rules of reality a bit more, how does this affect the story for the reader


Evil in alice in wonderland?

How is evil defined in the book? Who is the primary villain? How does the villain contribute to the development of the child protagonist? I would have to say that the Queen is the clear villain and representation of evil in the book. But how does she contribute to the development of Alice?


Charles Dodgeson Lied

Part of the decription for the best book in the world!!! The Truth: Wonderland is real. Alyss Heart is the heir to the throne, until her murderous aunt Redd steals the crown and kills Alyss's parents. To escape Redd, Alyss and her bodyguard, Hatter Madigan, must flee to our world through the pool of tears. But in the pool Alyss and Hatter are seperated. Lost and alone in Victorian London, Alyss is befriended by an aspiring author, to whom she tells the violent, heartbreaking story of her young life. Yet he gets the story all wrong. Hatter Madigan knows the truth only too well, and he is searching every corner of our world to find the lost princess and return her to Wonderland so she may battle Redd for her rightful place as the Queen of Hearts. -"The Looking Glass Wars" by Frank Beddor best book in the world!!! The description could not even cover a millionth of it's complete awesomeness!!! READ THIS BOOK!! and the sequel... "Seeing Redd" and the Hatter M comic :] haha. They're all awesome


Help....Cheshire Cat

I'm doing a research paper on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and I'm focusing on the Cheshire Cat. I was going to go with one movie version and the book as my primary sources, but my professor suggested that I get multiple versions (I have 5) of the movie and use all of them. I wanted to something with the influence in popular culture but I'm completely stuck! I need some suggestions on where to go!!! If anyone can I help I would GREATLY appreciate it!!!!! Thanks, Leslie


Need help with Alice's Adventures in Wonderland paper

i need help with a paper i'm working on. here's the prompt: In this essay, you will pose an analytical question regardin a character, theme, or plot point in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland or Through The Looking Glass. Your analysis should be performed through a close reading of the text and your response to it. Consider questions that lie beneath the surface of the novel. In analyzing text, you should look past what happened and try to discover why. any starters for this? to be honest with you, i read the book awhile back and don't remember most of it.


Need Help With Paper

i need help with a paper i'm working on. here's the prompt: In this essay, you will pose an analytical question regardin a character, theme, or plot point in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland or Through The Looking Glass. Your analysis should be performed through a close reading of the text and your response to it. Consider questions that lie beneath the surface of the novel. In analyzing text, you should look past what happened and try to discover why. any starters for this? to be honest with you, i read the book awhile back and don't remember most of it.


The Duchess

The Duchess: A Good Egg or a Bad Beater? I think that if there was supposed to be symbolism in the Duchess it was this: The Duchess symbolized lower nobles. They feared the royals, but nothing else. They ignored the outcries of those that worked for them (i.e. The Cook throwing plates and stuff and the Duchess ignoring it), and how she beat her baby was meant to say something about how, though they seemed to be ridiculously strict with their children, in the end, their offspring ended up being pigs anyway. However, what was the point of her owning the Cheshire Cat? And what about the pepper? Did it also serve a purpose?


Film adaptations of Alice in Wonderland

What are people's opinions of the various film adaptations of this book? do they truley capture the magic of the text? i would be interested in seeing peoples opinions on this :nod:


Language Of Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

How do the characters use language to display agression in Lewis Carrol's verson? Also, on what does the king and queens authority lie? This is all very confusing to me....any help would be greatly appreciated! thanks!!!!!


Original Alice work in 3D online

The original manuscript of what became Alice in Wonderland has been put online by the British Library using software to virtually turn the pages. Alice's Adventures Under Ground, by Lewis Carroll, is the latest 3D addition to the Library's Turning the Pages collection of books. Using Flash technology, the manuscript can be virtually "handled", while audio is played simultaneously. Fourteen rare books and manuscripts are now in the Turning Pages collection. Alice joins the Diamond Sutra, Jane Austen's History of England, the Leonardo Notebook, the Lindisfarne Gospels and the Mercator Atlas of Europe among others. The Lindisfarne Gospels were the first of the British Library delicate and rare manuscripts to go digital in 1998. Since then, the page-turning technology to make the books more "real" online has been refined. The technology gives the public a chance to almost touch works which would otherwise be untouchable inside glass cabinets. Actress Miriam Margolyes has provided the optional voiceover to go with the virtual Alice manuscript. The realistic page-turning application won a technical achievement award at the 2005 Learning on Screen Awards in March. It uses 3D animation which mimics the action of turning pages, making the book much more tangible. Close ups The pages of the book can be browsed by the click of a mouse or by scrolling through each page individually. The program also means readers can enlarge text as well as see the original illustrations in the manuscript. Alice joins 14 other precious works that use the page turning software In the original Alice manuscript, Carroll included the first sketch of Alice Liddell who provided the inspiration for Alice in his books. It was drawn in pencil from a photo of Alice aged seven but he was not satisfied with the sketch so replaced it with a photo of Alice instead. In 1977, the pencil drawing was rediscovered hidden under the photo. The virtual 90-page virtual manuscript contains all 37 original illustrations. The British Library Turning the Pages books are also on display on library computers in Northumberland, UK, and in the National Library of Medicine near Washington, USA. Turning the Pages: http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/ttp/ttpbooks.html http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4268408.stm


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