Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

After a tumble down the rabbit hole, Alice finds herself far away from home in the absurd world of Wonderland. As mind-bending as it is delightful, Lewis Carroll's 1865 novel is pure magic for young a Show more

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland


Chapter 1

1. Down the Rabbit-Hole

Alice is with her sister but quickly becomes bored and distracted. Soon after, she notices an eccentric rabbit in a suit walking on two legs and decides to follow it down the famous rabbit-hole, beginning her journey.

Chapter 2

2. The Pool of Tears

Alice falls down the rabbit-hole, but loses track of the rabbit. While exploring and the area, she stumbles upon a cake that changes her size as well as a number of other animals like the Mouse.

Chapter 3

3. A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale

Alice participates in a race with a group of fantasy creatures. Themes of absurdity still surround the event and its goals.

Chapter 4

4. The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill

The white rabbit seeks out Alice looking for his gloves and fan.

Chapter 5

5. Advice from a Caterpillar

Alice meets a shady caterpillar on a mushroom puffing on some dank kush. Alice interacts with the caterpillar and a pigeon subsequently, and experiments with the mushroom, which also changes her size.

Chapter 6

6. Pig and Pepper

Alice visits the Duchess house and is treated to a strange sequence of the Duchess giving her a screaming baby that turns into a pig, again cementing the absurdity of the landscape.

Chapter 7

7. A Mad Tea-Party

While lost, Alice meets the Cheshire Cat, which is able to phase in an out of physical reality as it pleases, and which seems to have insight into the nature of the insanity of Wonderland. It is one of the first times we get a glimpse into what Wonderland represents. The Cheshire Cat points the disoriented Alice in the direction of the Mad Hatter’s house.

Chapter 8

8. The Queen’s Croquet-Ground

Alice meets the ostensible dictator of Wonderland, the Queen of Hearts, and plays a game of croquet with her. The Queen of Hearts is characterized as embodying a tempestuous, unbridled fury.

Chapter 9

9. The Mock Turtle’s Story

The Gryphon and the Mock Turtle teach Alice to dance the Lobster Quadrille.

Chapter 10

10. The Lobster Quadrille

The Gryphon and the Mock Turtle teach Alice to dance the Lobster Quadrille.

Chapter 11

11. Who Stole the Tarts?

The Knave of Hearts is put on trial for the crime of stealing the Queen’s tarts, and Alice becomes involved in the arbitration process as a witness.

Chapter 12

12. Alice’s Evidence

The trial turns ugly and the card jury and the Queen become suddenly hostile towards Alice. Alice rejects their fantastical basis as they surround and rush her, before she promptly wakes up to her sister cleaning leaves off her face.

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Lewis Carroll

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English author, poet and mathematician. His most notable works are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass. He was noted for his facility with word play, logic, and fantasy.