Alice and wonderland book review

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Alice in Wonderland (Book Review)

I loved the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire cat and the white rabbit. But little did I know, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was 10 times better! Alice encounters other great characters that I had never seen in the Disney movie. Believe it or not , Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was written in , well before Walt Disney was even born, and the story has only gotten better with time. From the second that Alice sees the white rabbit and goes chasing after him, I was captivated. Even though I knew most of the story, it didn't take away from the excitement of Alice tumbling down the rabbit hole or waiting to see if she would shrink or grow from drinking the mysterious liquid in the bottle marked 'Drink Me. Each time I finished a chapter, I was frantically flipping the page to see who Alice would meet next.
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In contrast its illustrator, John Tenniel, was a household name due to his work for comic magazine Punch.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - review

Bored, that is, until a white rabbit in a checked jacket scurries past in a great hurry, examining a pocket watch. In the pages that follow a strange liquid will shrink her to only ten inches tall; a curious cake will disappear before her eyes; a mad hatter will invite her to tea — and Alice will play a very dangerous game of croquet…. The character of Alice is based on Alice Liddell, the ten-year-old daughter of an academic at Christ Church College in Oxford, where author Lewis Carroll studied and taught. Carroll would tell Alice stories to entertain her: Alice begged him to write them out and he presented them to her in He was later persuaded to publish and, after further additions, the book as we know it today appeared in , including the famous illustrations by John Tenniel. His father, the local rector, came from a family of distinguished scholars and clergymen. Dodgson continued the academic family tradition and studied mathematics and theology, eventually becoming a mathematician at Oxford University.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll is a story about Alice who falls down a rabbit hole and lands into a fantasy world that is full of weird, wonderful people and animals. It is classic children's book that is also popular with adults. Personally, at 16, I found the book strange and uninteresting. However if I was I would have loved the fantastic fantasy world Carroll creates. I never expected the events that happened because they were bizarre and unpredictable. I loved the Cheshire cat's wit and intelligence. I also love the hatter because his eccentric personality reminded me of the eccentric people I know.

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I came to love the story and its characters, but have never, since entering adulthood, considered this book from a literary perspective. Publication : , Macmillan. This name was actually a pseudonym for the writer, Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, who was known for his physical deformities, occasional deafness, and, interestingly, a quite severe stammer. Within his own family, he would put on performances for his younger siblings, and wrote much fiction for the purposes of the family magazine. I would ordinarily end my context section here, but I feel honour-bound to address the scandal often associated with Lewis Carroll. I have already said that he maintained strong relationships with children, particularly young girls, and he often used them as subjects in his photography. This connection he had with children was doubtless unusual, and has since caused much speculation regarding the nature of these relationships, critics often suggesting that there was something sinister to them.

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Above the hole the reader finds calm and order, bright sunlight and the gently flowing Thames. Down below, the laws of nature and logic have been turned on their heads. Seemingly, never the twain shall meet. Things are not always as they first appear, however. Even while industrialization transformed Britain, 18th-century social customs—most notably a rigid class structure in which every card had its proper place in the deck—lingered on. A mathematician himself, Carroll had a keen sense of logic and order.

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