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Wonderland (fictional country)

Wonderland
The royal garden in Wonderland
Real-world
Series Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Creator Lewis Carroll
Genre Children's book
Fictional
Government Monarchy
King King of Hearts
Wonderland
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland location
Creator Lewis Carroll
Genre Children's book
Notable locations Rabbit hole, March Hare's house, Queen's Croquet Ground
Notable characters White Rabbit, Duchess, Cheshire Cat, the Hatter, March Hare, Mock Turtle

Wonderland is the setting for Lewis Carroll's 1865 children's novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Geography

In the story, Wonderland accessed by an underground passage, and Alice reaches it by travelling down a rabbit hole, possibly on the banks of the Thames between Folly Bridge and Godstow.[1] While the location is apparently somewhere beneath Oxfordshire, Carroll does not specify how far down it is, and he has Alice speculate whether it is near the center of the earth or even at the Antipodes.[2] The land is heavily wooded and grows mushrooms. There are well-kept gardens and substantial houses, such as those of the Duchess and the White Rabbit. Wonderland has a seacoast, where the Mock Turtle lives.

Government

The land is nominally ruled by the Queen of Hearts, whose whimsical decrees of capital punishment are routinely nullified by the King of Hearts. There is at least one Duchess.

Inhabitants

The main population consists of animated playing cards: the royal family (hearts), courtiers (diamonds), soldiers (clubs), and servants (spades). In addition, there are many talking animals. Among the characters Alice meets are:

See also

References

External links

  • Pictorial map of "Alice's Wonderland"
  • Magnetic Scrolls.
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