Lewis Carroll Is the pen name of an Oxford Don and Anglican Deacon Charles Lutwidge Dodd, he wrote the legendary story 'The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland'
It is, in my view, a fantasy story for children and adults alike.
I read this in junior school and found it rather scary, but when good old Walt Disney turned it into an animated movie I got a better feeling about it and could see the writing for what it was.. a tale of fantasy.
|A window in Daresbury Parish Church depicted scenes from Alice in Wonderland.|
Lewis Carroll was born in a small Cheshire village called Daresbury just 20 miles from my home. His father was the Anglican Parish Priest there when LC was growing up.
Ken Dodd, a much loved comedian from Liverpool, has recorded a series of readings from the story, they are held at the Lewis Carroll Centre in the village.
|The Nave of the Parish Church All Saints with the Alice Window looking down upon the aisle.|
As the Alice in Wonderland tale is so long and complex, oozing with wonderful zany characters and wise and witty sayings, I've compiled a few extracts and images, from the book for you to enjoy.
The main synopsis of the story is about Alice, a little girl, who on seeing a white rabbit with a stopwatch, out of curiosity, follows him. She falls down a rabbit hole and enters a the world of wonderland.
|The Cheshire Cat's Grin....Scary or what?|
Alice on meeting The Cheshire Cat: "Well I've seen a cat without a grin", thought Alice "but a grin without a cat"!
|The Cheshire Cat appearing behind his smiling teeth!|
"It's the most curious thing I ever saw in my life".
Alice asked the Cheshire Cat who was sitting in a tree,
"What road do I take?"
|Alice as she enters Wonderland.|
The Cat asked, "Where do you want to go?"
"I don't know" , Alice answered.
"Then", said the Cat, it really doesn't matter does it"?
|The Mad Hatter.|
Mad Hatter: "Would you like a little more tea"? Alice: "Well I haven't had any yet, so I can't very well take more".
March Hare: Ah, you mean you can't very well take less.
Mad Hatter: Yes , you can always take more than nothing.
|The Mad Hatter's Tea Party.|
The rule is jam tomorrow and jam yesterday but never jam today.
Well there it is....my slant on a much loved and revered writer, with such an enlightening and humorous ideology
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