I forgot how trippy and imaginative the story is. I'd never read the book before, but I am a huge fan of the Disney film. Whilst listening to the story I found it easy to forget that the book was written for children. It is so full of literary nonsense and fantastical images that even I had to re-listen to parts. It's not a story you can have playing in the background.
Carroll, real name Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, original told the story to a little girl named Alice on a trip up the River Thames in 1862 and was eventually written down and given to Alice in 1864. In 1865 with the addition of the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Tea Party Carroll published Alice's Adventure's in Wonderland.
The book is beautiful as is the Disney film. I'm going to have to go and watch it now!