Alice’s Adventures Under Ground by Lewis Carroll
is a children’s story written by Lewis Carroll, which later evolved into the popular novel “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” The original manuscript was written and illustrated by Carroll in 1864 for a young girl named Alice Liddell, whom he met while teaching at Oxford University.
The story begins with Alice, a young girl who falls asleep while reading and dreams of a magical world filled with talking animals, peculiar creatures, and unusual situations. She follows a white rabbit into a rabbit hole and finds herself in a strange world where she meets various characters such as the Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts, and the Mad Hatter. The story takes readers on a wild adventure as Alice tries to find her way back home while encountering many strange and amusing obstacles along the way.
Carroll’s writing style is known for its whimsical and nonsensical nature, which adds to the charm and entertainment of the story. The characters are unique and memorable, each with their own personality and quirks that add to the overall fun of the book.
“Alice’s Adventures Under Ground” was initially a personal gift from Carroll to Alice Liddell, and it was not intended for publication. However, after much persuasion from friends, he decided to publish it in 1865 under the title “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” The book was an instant success, and its popularity continues to this day, with adaptations into various forms of media, including films, plays, and video games.
Aside from its entertainment value, the book also offers underlying themes and commentary on Victorian society. For example, the character of the Queen of Hearts represents the oppressive nature of authority, and the Mad Hatter’s tea party can be seen as a commentary on the rigid social etiquette of the time.
Overall, “Alice’s Adventures Under Ground” is a beloved classic that has captured the hearts and imaginations of readers for generations. Its whimsical nature, unique characters, and underlying commentary make it a timeless piece of literature that continues to inspire and entertain readers of all ages.