Questions tagged [alice-in-wonderland]

For questions about the novel "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll. Not to be used for questions about screen adaptations (except as they relate to the book) or about the companion/sequel "Through the Looking Glass". Use in conjunction with [lewis-carroll].

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What are the origins of the claim that Lewis Carroll was on drugs (or writing about drugs) when he wrote Alice in Wonderland?

There is a claim that Lewis Carroll was on drugs of some sort when he wrote Alice in Wonderland (or that the book is about drug use). Regardless of the truth (or lack thereof) of these claims, what ...
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What did Lewis Carroll mean by 'a grin without a cat'?

Source: Five Ideas to Fight For (2016) by Anthony Lester QC. p. 88 Top. Coalition politics Though it is a model law, the Act was attacked when the coalition came to power. Senior Conservative ...
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Were other characters apart from Alice inspired by real life people?

It is a commonly known fact that Lewis Carroll based Alice in his Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass on Alice Liddell, after she asked him to tell him a story. But were ...
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Is Alice in Wonderland about drugs?

I recently read Alice in Wonderland, and was struck by the use of organic substances (mushrooms, drinks) to alter reality. There seems to a strong pro drug message in the story line. A news article ...
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Why is a raven like a writing desk?

"Mad Hatter: 'Why is a raven like a writing-desk?' ... '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 ...