Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

by Lewis Caroll (author) and John Tenniel (illustrator)
Years Published: 1865 and 1872

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“Have you guessed the riddle yet?” the Hatter said, turning to Alice again.

“No, I give it up,” Alice replied: “what’s the answer?”

“I haven’t the slightest idea,” said the Hatter.

“Nor I,” said the March Hare.

Alice sighed wearily. “I think you might do something better with the time,” she said, “than wasting it asking riddles with no answers.”

The classic children’s novels (beloved by all ages), Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There take readers on a familiar journey down the rabbit hole and into a realm where Victorian sensibilities, imagination, and logic puzzles meet a host of characters from a rabbit with a waistcoat to the Queen of Hearts herself. Generations of readers have fallen in love with this humorous tale of things inside-out and upside-down, but mathematicians are particularly fond of the series as it was written by one of their own.

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Charles Lutwidge Dodgson became known to the world by the pseudonym “Lewis Carroll” when he translated his first two names into Latin as “Carolus Lodovicus”, then anglicizing and reversing their order. His most famous works, written for children he knew, have become among the world’s most well known satire stories. As a mathematical logician, Dodgson was interested in increasing understanding by treating it as a game.

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These books are in the public domain as their copyright has expired. There are a wide variety of options to purchase this book, from discount paperback editions to collectors’ hardcovers with a great deal of additional material. You may also find a free edition online via Project Gutenberg.

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