A bestseller on first publication, and never since out of print, Alice's fans included Oscar Wilde and Queen VictoriaAlice's Adventures in Wonderland has been translated into over 50 languages, although it was banned in China in 1931'Oh my ears and whiskers, how late it’s getting!'Would you be surprised to see a white rabbit take a watch out of his waistcoat pocket? It certainly seems a remarkable sight to Alice and, full of curiosity, she follows him down a rabbit-hole into a very strange world. She meets a disappearing cat, plays croquet with a bad-tempered Queen, joins a mad Hatter's tea party and becomes entangled in the case of some missing tarts. In Wonderland nothing but out-of-the-way things happen...Includes Through the Looking Glass.Includes exclusive material: In ‘The Backstory’ you can learn about the author and what inspired him to create Wonderland, and try writing some nonsense verse!Vintage Children’s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from Peter Pan and Black Beauty to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.Includes original John Tenniel illustrationsExtra material includes: 'who's who' guide to characters, quiz about the book, author biog and background, write your own nonsense verse
Lewis Carroll's real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. He was born on 27th January 1832 at Daresbury in Cheshire. He studied at Christ Church, Oxford University and later became a mathematics lecturer there. He wrote Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking Glass (1872) for the daughters of the Dean of Christ Church. He was very fond of puzzles and some readers have found mathematical jokes and codes hidden in his Alice books. His other works include Phantasmagoria and Other Poems (1869), The Hunting of the Snark (1876), Rhyme? And Reason? (1882), The Game of Logic (1887) and Sylvie and Bruno (1889, 1893). Dodgson was also an influential photographer. He died on 14th January 1898.