Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, in the original English), often shortened to Alice in Wonderland, is a work of literature created by the mathematician, logician and British writer Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. The story is full of satirical Dodgson's friends allusions, English education and political issues of the time. The Wonderland described in the story is basically created through games with logic, in such a special way that the work has come into popularity in the most varied environments, from math to children or trippers..
In this work are some of the most famous characters of Lewis Carroll, as the White Rabbit, the March Hare, the Mad Hatter, the Blue Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat and the Queen of Hearts, one who have gained sufficient importance to be recognized outside the world of Alice..
Only 23 copies of the first edition of 1865, of which 17 belong to different libraries, and the rest are in private hands are preserved. The book has a second, less known, called Through the Looking-Glass (Through the looking-glass, and what Alice found there, 1871). Several film adaptations combine elements of both books..
The work has been translated into numerous languages, including Esperanto. In 1998, a copy of the first edition of the book sold at auction for $ 1.5 million, and thus became the most expensive children's book so far..