Myth-Folklore Unit: Alice in Wonderland

Overview. In this unit, you will read most of Lewis Carroll's famous novel, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (first published almost 150 years ago, in 1865).There are a few chapters that I had to omit to keep the reading down under 15,000 words, but I'm guessing you will find all or most of your favorite episodes here: Alice's trip down the Rabbit-Hole as she chases the White Rabbit, her encounter with the Caterpillar, the surreal visit to the Duchess's kitchen (which is when she first encounters the Cheshire Cat), the Mad Tea-Party, the Queen's Croquet-Ground, and The Trial to determine "Who Stole the Tarts?" There is a LibriVox audio recording available too, which means you can listen to the novel while you read. I've included the famous illustrations by Sir John Tenniel along with illustrations by Arthur Rackham and others who have imagined Alice's Wonderland in visual form.

Language. Carroll's novel is written in a delightful prose style, and it also contains some original poetry as well.

Story Length. This unit consists of one continuous story, divided up into separate episodes. You will be reading most, but not quite all, of the original novel.

Navigation. You will find the table of contents below, and you can also use this link to see the story posts displayed on two pages total: Alice in Wonderland. Click "Older Posts" at the bottom of that page to see the second page.

  1. Down the Rabbit-Hole
  2. Down the Rabbit-Hole (cont.)
  3. Down the Rabbit-Hole (end)
  4. Advice from a Caterpillar
  5. Advice from a Caterpillar (cont.)
  6. Advice from a Caterpillar (end)
  7. Pig and Pepper
  8. Pig and Pepper (cont.)
  9. Pig and Pepper (end)
  1. A Mad Tea-Party
  2. A Mad Tea-Party (cont.)
  3. A Mad Tea-Party (end)
  4. The Queen's Croquet-Ground
  5. The Queen's Croquet-Ground (cont.)
  6. The Queen's Croquet-Ground (end)
  7. Who Stole the Tarts?
  8. Who Stole the Tarts? (cont.)
  9. Alice's Evidence
  10. Alice's Evidence (cont.)