Alice in Wonderland

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A famous novel written by the British author Lewis Carroll and illustrated by John Tenniel, first published in 1865 under the title Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The story tells of a young girl who falls asleep while resting in a meadow, and dreams a fantastical adventure in which she travels to wonderous underground places and encounters many strange creatures on the way. The novel is characterized by its illogical unfoldings, its highly imaginative narration, its inventive language, and its hallucinatory atmosphere.

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Illustration from Alice in Wonderland, by John Tenniel, December 31, 1864 is licensed under Public Domain.

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