Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

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Lewis Carrollˈs Aliceˈs Adventures in Wonderland drops curious young Alice down a rabbit hole and into an underground world that just gets "curiouser and curiouser." In Wonderland, Alice attempts to understand and impose logic on this illogical dream-world as she faces off against the White Rabbit, the Cheshire-Cat, the Blue Caterpillar, the Mad Hatter, and ultimately the Queen of Hearts. Though Aliceˈs Adventures in Wonderland is sometimes referred to as nonsense literature, hidden in Carrollˈs wordplay are satirical jibes at the politics and propriety of Victorian England.

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All in the golden afternoon
	Full leisurely we glide;
For both our oars, with little skill,
	By little arms are plied,
While little hands make vain pretence
	Our wanderings to guide.
Ah, cruel Three ! In such an hour.
	Beneath such dreamy weather.
To beg a tale of breath too weak
	To stir the tiniest feather!
Yet what can one poor voice avail
	Against three tongues together?
Imperious Prima flashes forth
	Her edict “to begin it” —
In gentler tone Secunda hopes
	“There will he nonsense in it!”—
While Tertia interrupts the tale
	Not _more_ than…
I Down the Rabbit-Hole
II The Pool of Tears
III A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale
IV The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill

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Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (/ˈtʃɑːrlz ˈlʌtwɪdʒ ˈdɒdsən/;[1][2][3] 27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll (/ˈkærəl/), was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon, and photographer. His most famous writings are Aliceˈs Adventures in Wonderland, its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, which includes the poem "Jabberwocky", and the poem The Hunting of the Snark, all examples of the genre of literary nonsense. He is noted for his facility at word play, logic and fantasy. There are societies in many parts of the world[4] dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of his works and the investigation of his life.