Alices Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis CarrollGood gracious! said Alice, I do believe Im inside a review!
She turned to the Hatter and the March Hare.
Well, let me see. Here is the title, and here is the date I read it. That must be today. Now I need to explain the plot and the overall point.
There is no plot, said the March Hare disagreeably.
And there is no point, agreed the Hatter.
He poured a little hot tea on the Dormouses nose, making it wake with a start.
The book breaks new ground, it said rapidly in a high, sing-song voice. Intentionally eluding easy assignment to any traditional category, it anticipates the twentieth centurys fascination with the relationship between the signifier and the signified, and wittily deconstructs the primacy of meaning and the rationality of thought. Then it went back to sleep again, and began to snore gently.
Whatever did that mean? asked Alice, surprised.
Why is a Derrida like a derriere? replied the Hatter.
I dont know, said Alice.
I dont know either, said the Hatter triumphantly.
It would be reasonable, said Alice, in the grown-up tone she had sometimes heard her sister use, It would be reasonable for you to explain what the book is about, so that I could put that in my review.
It would be reasonable, said the Hatter, to expect hot premarital sex in a Stephenie Meyer novel. But dont imagine youll find any.
Alice couldnt think of anything to reply to this, so she turned away without another word. When she was almost out of earshot, she thought she heard the Hatter shout something after her that might have been Foucault!
Is Alice in Wonderland really about drugs?
With its fantastical tales and riddles , it became one of the most popular works of English-language fiction. It was notably illustrated by British artist John Tenniel. The story centres on Alice, a young girl who falls asleep in a meadow and dreams that she follows the White Rabbit down a rabbit hole. She has many wondrous, often bizarre adventures with thoroughly illogical and very strange creatures, often changing size unexpectedly she grows as tall as a house and shrinks to 3 inches [7 cm]. She encounters the hookah-smoking Caterpillar, the Duchess with a baby that becomes a pig , and the Cheshire Cat , and she attends a strange endless tea party with the Mad Hatter and the March Hare.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is one of the most famous and enduring children's classics. The novel is full of whimsical charm, and a feeling for the absurd that is unsurpassed. But, who was Lewis Carroll? He balanced both personas, as he used his study in the sciences to create his eminently strange books. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a charming, light book, that reputedly pleased Queen Victoria.
The tale plays with logic , giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children. Alice was published in , three years after Charles Lutwidge Dodgson and the Reverend Robinson Duckworth rowed in a boat, on 4 July  this popular date of the "golden afternoon"  might be a confusion or even another Alice-tale, for that particular day was cool, cloudy and rainy  , up the Isis with the three young daughters of Henry Liddell the Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University and Dean of Christ Church : Lorina Charlotte Liddell aged 13, born "Prima" in the book's prefatory verse ; Alice Pleasance Liddell aged 10, born "Secunda" in the prefatory verse ; Edith Mary Liddell aged 8, born "Tertia" in the prefatory verse. The journey began at Folly Bridge near Oxford and ended five miles away in the village of Godstow. During the trip Charles Dodgson told the girls a story that featured a bored little girl named Alice who goes looking for an adventure. The girls loved it, and Alice Liddell asked Dodgson to write it down for her. He began writing the manuscript of the story the next day, although that earliest version no longer exists. The girls and Dodgson took another boat trip a month later when he elaborated the plot to the story of Alice, and in November he began working on the manuscript in earnest.
Sometimes these stories, which he made up on the spot, were told when they were visiting him in his rooms, sometimes on other occasions, like river picknicks. Charles Dodgson, his friend reverend Canon Duckworth, and the sisters Alice, Lorina and Edith Liddell were on one of their boat trips on the river Isis the local name for the stretch of the Thames that flows through Oxford from Oxford to Godstow. Dodgson began, and, as usual, invented the story while he was telling it. Much of the story was based on a picnic a couple of weeks earlier when they had been caught in the rain. It is not known how long exactly Dodgson took to finish his tale. Dodgson began it.