Author(s): Lewis Carroll
Alice is sitting on the edge of a riverbank when she spots a white rabbit in a waistcoat disappearing down a hole. Before long, she finds herself jumping down the rabbit-hole after it, and entering a world unlike any other. Here Alice drinks unknown liquids that shrink her in size and she eats mushrooms that make her gigantic. She encounters a caterpillar who smokes and a dormouse who scolds her, and she morphs into a seven-year-old Queen after winning a game of chess. Of all the daydreams documented in literary history, Alice's is the most outrageous, affecting, imaginative and powerful.
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (27 January 1832 - 14 January 1898), better known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll, was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, as well as the poems 'The Hunting of the Snark' and 'Jabberwocky'.