A lazy afternoon by the water melts away into a wild adventure when
young Alice chases a mysterious White Rabbit straight into Wonderland.
She comes upon a great hallway lined with doors. There is a small door
through which she can see a beautiful garden, but begins to cry when she
realises she cannot fit through the door. She finds a bottle marked
“DRINK ME” which shrinks her down to the right size to enter the door.
From here, Alice goes on a wonderful adventure coming across ever
more curious creatures. She comes across the house of the Duchess, who
is nursing a squealing baby, as well as a grinning Cheshire Cat. The
Cheshire Cat explains to Alice that everyone in Wonderland is mad,
including Alice herself.
After travelling to the March Hare’s house to have tea with the March
Hare, the Mad Hatter and the Dormouse, she journeys through the forest
to join the Queen in a strange game of croquet. The croquet ground is
hilly, the mallets and balls are live flamingos and hedgehogs, and the
Queen tears about, frantically calling for the other player’s
Whilst sharing her strange experiences with the Mock Turtle and the
Gryphon, she learns that a trial is about to begin. The Knave of Hearts
is standing trial for stealing the Queen’s tarts. The Mad Hatter and
the Cook both give their testimony, but none of it makes any sense. Next
Alice is called to the witness stand… All of a sudden, Alice finds
herself awake on her sister’s lap, back at the riverbank.
Book in DetailAlice
Alice is the seven-year-old protagonist of the story. She's often
seen daydreaming and gives herself advice instead of listening to the
advice of others. The closest thing Alice has as a friend is Dinah, her
cat, and not even she understands Alice's dreams of finding "a world of
her own". Alice is well mannered, polite, courteous, mature and has an
elegance and gentleness of a young woman, although once she falls into
Wonderland she finds it harder and harder to maintain her composure. She
is shown to be determined, but her determination is often overpowered
by her temper.
Alice believes that the world is orderly and stable, and she has an
insatiable curiosity about her surroundings. Wonderland challenges and
frustrates her perceptions of the world.
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The White Rabbit appears at the very beginning of the book, in
chapter one, wearing a waistcoat, and muttering "Oh dear! Oh dear! I
shall be too late!" Alice follows him down the rabbit hole into
Wonderland. Alice encounters him again when he mistakes her for his
housemaid Mary Ann and she becomes trapped in his house after growing
too large. The Rabbit shows up again in the last few chapters, as a
herald-like servant of the King and Queen of Hearts. Always in a rush,
he acts as an unintentional guide for Alice on her adventures and he
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Queen of Hearts
The Queen is referred to as a card from a pack of playing cards by
Alice, yet she is able to talk and is the ruler of Wonderland in the
story, alongside the Kings of Hearts. Her most famous line, one which
she repeats often, is “Off with their heads!” As well as ordering
executions, the Queen enjoys a game of croquet – Wonderland-style! She
appears frequently towards the middle and end of the book.
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King of Hearts
The King rules alongside the Queen, but is the moderate part of the
Wonderland government. For example, when the Queen, who enjoys ordering
beheadings, attempts to have Alice executed (charged with being unable
to answer who is lying down in front of her) the King of Hearts reminds
her that she is only a child. The King also quietly pardons many of the
subjects the Queen has ordered to be beheaded when the Queen is not
looking. This guarantees few people are actually beheaded. The King
appears frequently in the second half of the book.
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The Mad Hatter lives his life in perpetual tea-time! He explains to
Alice that he and the March Hare are always having tea because, when he
tried to sing for the Queen of Hearts at a celebration of hers, she
sentenced him to death for "murdering the time," but escaped
decapitation. Out of anger at this attempted "murder", time has halted
for himself and the March Hare. He hosts a tea party when Alice arrives
which eventually drives her away due to his bad manners and unanswered
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Alice first encounters the Cheshire Cat at the Duchess’s house in her
kitchen, and then later outside on the branches of a tree, where it can
appear and disappear at will. The Cheshire Cat is courteous and
helpful, and often raises philosophical points that annoy or baffle
Alice. But the cat does cheer her up when it appears suddenly at the
Queen of Hearts’ croquet field, and when sentenced to death baffles
everyone by having made its head appear without its body.
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