Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world (the Wonderland of the title) populated by peculiar and anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic in ways that have given the story lasting popularity with adults as well as children. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre, and its narrative course and structure have been enormously influential, especially in the fantasy genre.
Famous characters from Alice in Wonderland include the Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter and the March Hare, the Cheshire Cat, and Alice herself.
The sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass (And What Alice Found There), is often also found under the umbrella title Alice in Wonderland. Famous characters from Through the Looking-Glass include Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Red Queen and White Queen, and the Jabberwock in the poem "Jabberwocky."