151 years ago, on this very day, Alice and the wonderful world she found herself in was introduced to the world. “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, or more colloquially known as “Alice in Wonderland’, is a novel that was written by Lewis Carroll, a pseudonym for an English mathematician, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson.
For those of you living under a rock, the premise of this novel is of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. Playing with our logic, the story has left its lasting mark on children and even adults. Many consider this novel to be one of the prime examples for the literary nonsense genre.
It has inspired countless adaptations in the form of films; television shows or movies; comic books; electronic media; live performances; music; and even parodies – all of which have multiplied as the original work is now in the public domain in all jurisdictions.
The narrative course and structure, as well as its characters and imagery, have been enormously influential in both popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy genre. Alice and those she has met have permeated the collective conscious of the Western World and their influence will continue to this day…