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Wonderland
Alice country

The royal garden in Wonderland

Source Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Creator Lewis Carroll
Genre Children's book
Capital unknown
Language(s)
Government Monarchy
 - King King of Hearts
 - Queen Queen of Hearts

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

Geography

In the story, Wonderland is located underground, and Alice reaches it by traveling 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 also 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 ruled despotically by the King and Queen of Hearts, who frequently enforce their whims through decrees of capital punishment and kangaroo courts. 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

  1. Script error
  2. Reichertz, Ronald (2000). "The World Turned Upside Down". The Making of the Alice Books: Lewis Carroll's Uses of Earlier Children's Literature (paperback ed.). McGill-Queen's University Press. pp. 33–51. ISBN 0773520813. 

External links

cy:Gwlad Hud

it:Paese delle Meraviglie

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