Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

alice in wondeland

I love all things Alice in Wonderland, but at nearly 34 years old I realised I had never actually read the book. So while out of action with an injury I said I’d give it a go, partly because I wanted to read some of my favourite quotes in context. This book makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, and that’s what makes it brilliant. I think we all know the story – Alice falls down a hole, where she meets a cast of whimsical characters including the Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, and the Mock Turtle. She also battles a queen with a certain penchant for chopping people’s heads off.

I found this actually quite difficult to read, as it is completely illogical and wholly nonsensical in parts. However, it is equally hilarious with statements such as “The hurrier I go, the behinder I get” and especially applicable to me “She generally gave herself very good advice, though she seldom followed it”. I highly recommend this book if you want a break from real life and an escape into utter nonsense and whimsy.

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You can reserve a copy online at South Dublin Libraries’ catalogue here.

One thought on “Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

  1. You know, it was Albert Einstein who said ‘If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.’
    Of course it’s nonsensical. That was Dodgson/Carroll’s talent and genius.

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