Alice in Wonderland 150th anniversary
Alice in Wonderland is an 1865 novel (so we celebrate the 150 anniversary this year) written by the English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children, Its narrative course and structure, characters and imagery have been enormously influential in both popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy genre.
Did you know…
that the complete name of the novel is Alice's Adventures in Wonderland?
that some of the characters are animal like the White Rabbit, the Caterpillar or the Cheshire Cat?
that It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre?
that the term Mad, referred to the Hatter, was never used by Carroll?
that the Queen of Hearts’ most famous line, one which she repeats often, is "Off with their heads!"?
that the novel has 12 chapters?
that the book was vividly read by Queen Victoria and Oscar Wilde among others?
that the book has never been out of print?
that it has been translated into at least 97 languages?
that the book has inspired numerous film and television adaptations which have multiplied as the original work is now in the public domain in all jurisdictions?
Enjoy this musical sketch based in Lewis Caroll novel and after watching it why don’t you read it?