Alice in Wonderland

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Original manuscript page from 1864, British Library
Cover of the original 1864 manuscript of Alice

Alice in Wonderland (originally Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; English original title Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ) is a children's book first published in 1865 by the British writer Lewis Carroll .

Alice in Wonderland is considered to be one of the outstanding works from the genre of literary nonsense . Together with the sequel Alice behind the mirrors published in 1871, this children's book is counted among the classics of world literature. For example, the story is now part of the ZEIT library of 100 books . In 2009, the Guardian newspaper listed both Alice in Wonderland and Alice Behind the Looking Glass in its list of 1000 must-read novels. The narrative style and structure, the characters and the metaphors continue to have a great cultural influence. Alice in Wonderland has been adapted for the stage and in film. Figures of the narrative, such as the Cheshire Cat , the Jabberwocky , the March Hare and the Mad Hatter , or individual episodes, such as that of the tea party that Alice gets into, have been repeatedly taken up and quoted in popular culture.

The fictional world in which Alice in Wonderland is set plays with logic in such a way that the narrative is popular among mathematicians and children alike. It contains numerous satirical allusions - not only to Carroll's personal friends, but also to the school lessons that children in England had to learn by heart at the time. Most of the time, the story and its sequel Alice Behind the Looking Glass (Originally: Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There ) are viewed as a unit. The stories are also known through the illustrations by the British draftsman John Tenniel in the first editions.


Alice at the Tea Party by John Tenniel (1865), colored
Alice and the Dodo . Drawing by John Tenniel (1865)
The Cheshire Cat

While her sister is reading from a book to her, the heroine Alice sees a talking white rabbit who stares at a clock and says it is too late. Alice follows him curiously into his den. There it falls far down and lands in a room with many doors. After a while she finds a key with which she can unlock the smallest door. She opens it, but doesn't make it through because it's too big. Shortly afterwards she finds a bottle with a drink that makes her smaller. But then, when the door is small enough, it is closed again. For this reason, chaos arises until Alice is ultimately small enough to enter Wonderland, which is teeming with paradoxes and absurdities.

She goes to the white rabbit's house, eats something there and grows huge. When the white rabbit comes home, it cannot go into the room where Alice is. Alice becomes small again and flees into the forest. There she meets a caterpillar who helps Alice get her normal size.

After a short time Alice comes to a duchess, where she meets the Cheshire Cat ( Cheshire Cat ) . This gives her the advice to go to the March Hare and the Mad Hatter , who have been holding a tea party for a long time. The tea party is so crazy, however, that after a short time Alice decides to leave again.

In the end, she comes to the King of Hearts and Queen of Hearts; the latter would love to have someone's head cut off. She asks Alice to play croquet with other animals and people who look like playing cards , with a flamingo being the bat and a hedgehog being the ball. In the end, all but Alice are sentenced to death by the Queen of Hearts, but pardoned by the King of Hearts, so that the Queen of Hearts can no longer play.

Shortly after the croquet game, the queen of hearts leads Alice to a griffin . The queen orders him to lead Alice to the turtle supperich , a hybrid of calf and sea turtle, so that he can tell her his life story. While the turtle supperich is singing a song to Alice and the griffin, the cry can be heard in the distance: “The negotiation begins!” The griffin accompanies Alice back to the castle of the queen of hearts.

There is a court hearing in which the Jack of Hearts is accused of stealing the Queen's cakes. In the courtroom, Alice meets the mad hatter who is supposed to be a witness. Alice is also called as a witness. However, she is now so big that she's causing a mess instead of being a witness. Alice wakes up next to her sister.

Work history

Alice Pleasance Liddell, role model for the fictional Alice. Photograph by Lewis Carroll from the late 1850s
Alice Liddell 1860, 5 years before first publication

The book was first published on July 4, 1865. It is inspired by a boat trip on the Thames exactly three years earlier (the date of this legendary boat trip is commonly given as July 4th 1862, but it was a cool, cloudy and rainy day), on which Carroll gave the three sisters Lorina Charlotte, Alice Pleasance and Edith Mary Liddell, daughters of the Oxford Dean , told a story that he first wrote under the name Alice's Adventures Under Ground and then, after extensions, as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland . Carroll was initially unsure whether to publish his work. In this situation he gave it to his friend George MacDonald , who read it to his children. MacDonald's son Greville was so excited he wished "there were 60,000 volumes" of it. This enthusiasm was enough to convince Carroll himself. The book was very well received and many enthusiastic readers immediately after its publication. These included the young Oscar Wilde and Queen Victoria .

Only twenty-two copies of the first edition from 1865 have survived to this day, five of which are in private hands and seventeen in public libraries . In 1998, a first edition sold for $ 1,500,000, making it the most expensive children's book to date. In 1890, 25 years after the original edition appeared, The Nursery “Alice” was published , an abridged version of Alice in Wonderland , which the author himself had adapted for children up to five years of age and which contained twenty colored and enlarged drawings from John Tenniel's illustrations contained in the original book. The cover was designed by the painter and illustrator Gertrude Thomson , a friend of Carroll.

In 1871 Lewis Carroll published the sequel Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (German title: Alice behind the mirrors ). Instead of playing cards in this story, the plot is decorated with chess games.


Lewis Carroll himself illustrated the first hand-written edition that he gave Alice Liddell for Christmas. The first "official" illustrations by John Tenniel were followed by many variants by well-known illustrators (selection):

LesArt, the Berlin center for children's and youth literature , presented the exhibition “It's Always Tea-Time” in 2017, in which current illustrations by 72 artists from 16 countries were shown.


Since its publication in 1865, along with Carroll's own sequel Through the Mirror and what Alice found there from 1871, the novel has resulted in numerous sequels and parodies or influenced authors in the choice of their title, with adaptations, from choice of media to implementation, often went their own way.

The name of the novel has even found its way into medicine: Alice in Wonderland Syndrome refers to a disease in which patients perceive themselves or their surroundings in a different way, often reduced or enlarged.

Literary quotes

Douglas Adams alludes to a scene in Alice behind the mirrors in the second novel in his Hitchhiker's Guide ( The Restaurant at Universe End ) . There Alice claims to the white queen that it is impossible to go backwards in time. The white queen replies that believing the impossible is just a matter of practice. At a young age, she herself believed up to six impossible things even before breakfast. In the restaurant novel, six reasons are listed why the restaurant at the end of the universe is impossible. Then follows the Milliways slogan : "If you've already done six impossible things this morning, why not the seventh for breakfast at Milliways, the restaurant at the end of the universe ?"

Author Margret Boysen uses plot and characters in her "Cli-Fi" book Alice, Climate Change and the Cat Zeta . The heroine Alice encounters various animals from the original that explain aspects of climate research.

In the spy novel The Company of Robert Littell puzzles, codes and quoted text fragments play an essential role. Many text fragments from the Alice stories are used both in the plot (as the basis for codes of secret service messages and as a weakness of one of the protagonists) and as the motto of the individual chapters.

In the science fiction crime story The Sperm Bank Robbery by Gert Prokop , the detective Timothy Truckle gains access to a huge collection of forbidden literature from a customer. The only book he wishes to read is Alice in Wonderland .

Another allusion can be found in the novel Dead by Stephen King , the third volume of the tower cycle . There the boy Jake, a companion of the main character Roland, is kidnapped by a madman in the dying city of Lud. This drags him through labyrinths made of garbage and rubble into the city's underworld. Finally Jake ends up in front of the boss of the underworld, the so-called tick-tack man, who has a weakness for watches. Much like the Jabberwocky, this tick-tack man is dangerous and speaks to Jake in strange words. For him, survival depends on guessing what those words are supposed to mean, or what to say, so that it looks like he has understood. Unlike Alice, Jake has no assistant. The final breakout from this city and the return to freedom only succeed in a kind of process, a puzzle game between an intelligent computer and Roland's band, which the latter can decide for themselves.

In the imitation of the classic by the English author Jeff Noon Automated Alice (1996; German: Alice im Automatenland , 1999), Alice finds herself chasing a parrot in a world of automaton wonders, and in the end she meets her creator: Lewis Carroll.

Alice in Wonderland is also mentioned in the River World Series by Philip José Farmer , and Alice herself is one of the main characters, alongside Richard Francis Burton and other historical figures.


The film Tideland by Terry Gilliam has several parallels with Alice in Wonderland . For example, the protagonist reads to her father several times from Alice in Wonderland . Furthermore, she also embarks on a journey into fantasy worlds. As early as 1977, Gilliam staged Jabberwocky, a homage to the poem of the same name from Carroll's Alice behind the mirrors .

In the film Fahrenheit 451 , Alice in Wonderland is one of the books that book lovers are saving from government extinction.

The title of the 2016 television film The White Rabbit refers to the character in the novel.

In the film Matrix der Wachowskis , the protagonist Neo follows a group of disco goers, one of whom has a tattoo of a white rabbit on her shoulder ("Follow the white rabbit.").

Pop music and jazz

Grace Slick wrote and sang the song White Rabbit ("one pill makes you larger and one pill makes you small and the ones that mother gives you don't do anything at all") for her 1965/66 band The Great Society . The single became a hit in 1967 for their second group Jefferson Airplane (album Surrealistic Pillow ). White Rabbit interprets the story of Alice in front of a hypnotic bolero - rhythm " psychedelic ".

Gwen Stefani , singer of the group No Doubt , plays in her video What You Waiting For? on Alice in Wonderland , among others with Tic-Tac , a giant Gwen in a house and Gwen as queen with flamingos dancing in front of it.

The video for Don't Come Around Here No More by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers is set in the scenery of the mad hatter's tea party, played by Tom Petty himself.

According to interviews from the Beatles Anthology , John Lennon has admitted that he was inspired by Alice in Wonderland for his Beatles compositions I Am the Walrus and Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds .

The song Any Road from George Harrison's album Brainwashed is based on a quote by the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland ("If you don't know where you're going any road will take you there").

Tom Waits released the album Alice in 2002 , in which a majority of the songs (such as Alice and We're All Mad Here ) refer to scenes from the book.

The German band Stillste Stund released their Alice EP in 2008 on the alternative record label Alice In… . The EP brings to an end a series of works begun in 2001 that is a dark adaptation of Carroll's work. In addition to the Alice pieces, titles such as Dissociative Wonderland and Multiple Mirror World can be found on it .

The American band Aerosmith used the theme in 2001 in the song Sunshine on the album Just Push Play . The text contains several direct references to the template such as: "I followed Alice into wonderland" or "I ate the mushroom and I danced with the queen". The music video for the piece also contains allusions to Alice in Wonderland .


In 2001, the setting of the book material by the Russian composer Alexander Knaifel was performed in the Carre Theater in Amsterdam .

Unsuk Chin's opera Alice in Wonderland was premiered on June 30, 2007 in the Bavarian State Opera under the direction of GMD Kent Nagano , stage director and director Achim Freyer .

In May 2015, the opera was set to music by Johannes Harneit at the Gera Theater.


In 2008 Roberto Campanella created a new dance adaptation of Alice in Wonderland for the Augsburg Ballet. Alice in Wonderland was created in cooperation with the Augsburger Puppenkiste.

On February 28, 2011 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland premiered at the Royal Ballet in London (choreography: Christopher Wheeldon , scenario: Nicholas Wright, music: Joby Talbot). With many stage effects, the full-length work tells the story closely based on the book. The co-production with the National Ballet of Canada was later shown in Toronto and was shown in theaters worldwide as part of the theatrical broadcasts from the Royal Opera House in March 2013. A DVD recording was made in 2011. In April 2017, the Bavarian State Ballet in Munich also took over Wheeldon's production.

On June 25, 2014 the dance piece Alice by the Italian choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti premiered in the Theaterhaus Stuttgart . It will be performed by the Gauthier Dance Theaterhaus ensemble . Anna Süheyla Harms and Garazi Perez Oloriz can be seen in the Alice double role.

On November 19, 2016 the ballet Alice in Wonderland was premiered with music by Basti Bund and choreography by Can Arslan. The one-act fairy tale ballet was created as part of the July tree festivities as a commission from the Nordharzer Städtebundtheater Halberstadt .


For the Thalia Theater in Hamburg, a new edition of the book by Robert Wilson was staged in 1992 , with Tom Waits providing the music.

In 1996 Peter Zadek staged an adaptation of the play by Tankred Dorst in the costumes of Johannes Grützke at the Münchner Kammerspiele .

From 2003 to 2005 an adaptation of the work by Roland Schimmelpfennig (text) and Mousse T. or Sven Kaiser (music) was given at the Hanover Theater . This adaptation also ran in 2006 at the “School of Theater” in Vienna.

For the Junge Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf, the artistic director Stefan Fischer-Fels and the author Katrin Lange developed an adaptation of Alice: in Wonderland! by means of drama and dance, which premiered on February 14, 2009. In 2010 the play was guest performed at the International Children's Theater Festival in Haifa and was invited to the Mülheim Theater Days.


Sigmar Polke , one of the most important German postmodern artists , published a picture in 1971 with the title Alice in Wonderland (mixed media on decorative fabric), in which he processed one of the original illustrations. The Hamburger Kunsthalle showed from June to September 2012, the exhibition Alice in Wonderland art . She started with works by Lewis Carroll and had an emphasis on surrealism . Max Ernst , René Magritte , Salvador Dalí and other surrealists in particular felt encouraged by Alice in their search for the fantastic. This was followed by artists of the 1960s and 1970s who referred to Lewis Carroll with their striving for the expansion of consciousness and with their new understanding of the interrelationship between language and image. Works by contemporary artists by Anna Gaskell, Stephan Huber , Kiki Smith and Pipilotti Rist showed that the fascination with Alice has remained unbroken to the present day.


From 1983 to 1984 the anime of the same name (Japanese original title: ふ し ぎ の 国 の ア リ スFushigi no kuni no Arisu ) was produced for Alice in Wonderland . It comes from Nippon Animation and reproduces the original plot in 52 episodes of 30 minutes each. The production was led by Shigeō Endo and Kōichi Motohashi , the music is by Christian Bruhn and Reijiro Koroku . On October 7, 1984, ZDF showed the German premiere.

Kagihime Monogatari Eikyuu Alice Rinbukyoku (Japanese original title: 鍵 姫 物語 永久 ア リ ス 輪 舞曲) is an anime consisting of 13 episodes of 24 minutes each by Trinet Entertainment and Picture Magic . It was produced from January 4, 2006 to March 29, 2006 and has not yet been released in Germany. It's an action / fantasy anime. Kirihara Aruto loves these Alice books and he likes to think about what his own Alice might look like. One day he meets a girl who flies in the sky above him and looks just like the Alice he always imagined. Her name is Arisugawa Arisu and she is an Alice . The Alices carry parts of this Alice book in their memory. To get more fragments of the story, the Alice fight each other to collect them. If one of them can put all the elements together, then her every wish will be granted.



Several villains of the American comic book Batman are based on characters from Alice in Wonderland or consider themselves characters from the book. The cousins ​​Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Wunderland gang, and the mad hatter dress like their books and relate their crimes to Lewis Carrol's work. Humpty Dumpty takes its name from its physical resemblance to the egg on the wall, but it never refers to Carrol's work itself.


In the Japanese counterpart to the comic, the cartoonist Kaori Yuki published the manga Angel Sanctuary , in which the arch demon Belial / Mad Hatter appears, who is based on the mad hatter. In another God Child , the name of the protagonist Cain C. Hargreaves alludes to the later name Alice Liddels. There are also numerous stories, for example in Jack the Ripper , where a girl named Alice and Cain have to defend themselves against the murderous white rabbit. The illustrator produced an Alice-in-Wonderland calendar as a final thesis at the art school .

In 1995 the Japanese team of artists Clamp published a manga based on Alice in Wonderland called Miyuki-chan in Wonderland , which is about the girl Miyuki, who keeps getting into strange worlds and has to find a way to get out again. The figures are exclusively female.

In the Manga Loki-Ragnarok by Sakura Kinoshita, Loki is sent to Wonderland by King Utgard with a riddle that he must have solved by dawn, in order to save the moon and his lover Spica / Angrboda. On his journey he meets the Cheshire Cat and takes part in a tea conference with the mad hatter and the March hare. There are also many other allusions to Alice in Wonderland in Sakura Kinoshita's work.

In the four-volume parody Wonderful Wonder World by QuinRose and Sōmei Hoshino (published in Germany by TOKYOPOP ) in Japan , Lewis Carroll's classic children's book is retold in a bizarre way. The manga is based on the Japanese dating game Heart no Kuni no Alice - Wonderful Wonder World . In this version, the girl Alice is kidnapped into a wonderland by a white rabbit named Peter White. Alice has a cynical character in this version and approaches the wonderland with a lot of suspicion. This is ruled by mafia clans and amusement parks, whose leaders are enemies. Alice has to interfere in the characters' affairs in order to leave Wonderland.

There is also an adaptation of the Alice in Wonderland story in the Korean Manwha, The Legends of the Dream Dealer . Alice is the queen of the fairy tale company. Most likely, this version of Alice has gone mad and needs to be sedated with medication. She is still in search of the white rabbit, even if she is told that she killed it herself a long time ago.

In the manga Are you Alice? by Ikumi Katagiri and Ai Ninomiya from the TOKYOPOP publishing house , it's about a disillusioned young man who stumbles into Wonderland and is given the name Alice there . Soon after, he gets involved in a game, Kill the White Rabbit! is called, and soon he takes up arms himself.

In Volume 4 of Ouran High School Host Club , author Bisco Hatori draws a chapter in which the main and minor characters re-enact the story of Alice in Wonderland. First the twins Hikaru and Kaoru take over the part of Alice, namely as Alice A and Alice B. However, they quickly lose their lust (a typical trait) and the host club boss Tamaki plays Alice C until he is captured and the "real Alice" Haruhi shows up. From then on, the girl runs through the wonderland and meets the other main characters who have slipped into the role of the well-known characters from the original. The goal is “Defeat the queen of hearts!” And secretly also “The victor will get Alice's heart!” In the end, the queen is defeated and Haruhi wakes up from her dream.

There are also many references to Alice in Wonderland in Pandora Hearts . That's the name of the strange chain girl the story revolves around, Alice, and she can transform into a big black rabbit named B-Rabbit (Bloodstained Black Rabbit). Another chain that Alice seemed to know appears as a black cat or a cat-like human - his name is Cheshire Cat . The Mad Hatter also exists as a chain. There is also a pocket watch that looks very similar to that of the white hare. The Abyss in which the Chains reside resembles a strange land without direct gravity, which could well be described as a wonderland .

Computer games and other software

The games Alice , Alice in Videoland , The Further Adventures of Alice in Videoland and Alice in Wonderland have already appeared on the Commodore 64 , but these have only rudimentarily to do with the books.

In the game American McGee's Alice , the player takes on the role of Alice, who has to fight her way through her wonderland, which has changed into a horror vision of the original wonderland after the death of her parents for whom she blames herself. In 2011, Alice: Madness Returns was a sequel to this game. Also in the Play Station 2 game Kingdom Hearts by Square , the player has to prove himself on the wonderland planet, which is strongly based on the Disney film. In addition, the text / graphics adventure Wonderland by Magnetic Scrolls from 1990 also uses the book as a template.

In games like Far Cry 3 or Assassin's Creed 3 from Ubisoft , quotes from the work appear again and again during the course of the game.

Scientists at the University of Virginia and Carnegie Mellon University developed a programming language Alice and released it in 1999, which is particularly aimed at girls as a learning programming language . Children can use it to create a virtual world with animated objects and people, etc. a. Populate from the Alice novel.

Stage processing

The book was adapted several times for the stage as early as the 19th century. A selection of modern adaptations:


The books Alice in Wonderland and Alice Behind the Looking Glass have been made into films frequently. They are listed chronologically in this list. Some films are sequels and some, such as B. Abby in Wonderland , have a different main character. However, the plot is based on Lewis Carroll's Alice .

If available, the German title is given with the original title in brackets, otherwise only the original title. For animated films, the Leading Actor column contains the voice actor of the main character.

premiere title Director main actor Film type Remarks
10/17/1903 Alice in Wonderland Cecil Hepworth May Clark Silent movie Motion picture
03/09/1910 Alice in Wonderland Edwin Porter Gladys Hulette Silent movie Edison Studios feature film
01/19/1915 Alice in Wonderland WW Young Viola Savoy Silent movie Motion picture
09/30/1931 Alice in Wonderland Bud Pollard Ruth Gilbert Black-and-white film Motion picture
12/22/1933 Alice in Wonderland
(Alice in Wonderland)
Norman McLeod Charlotte Henry Black-and-white film Paramount Pictures feature film
1949 Alice in Wonderland
(Alice au pays des Merveilles)
Dallas Bower Carol Marsh Color film Motion picture
07/26/1951 Alice in Wonderland
(Alice in Wonderland)
Clyde Geronimi
Wilfred Jackson
Hamilton Luske
Kathryn Beaumont Cartoon Walt Disney movie "Masterpieces"
October 23, 1955 Alice in Wonderland George Schaefer Gillian Barber Color film TV movie
02/05/1966 Alice of Wonderland in Paris Gene Deitch Norma MacMillan Cartoon Short film from Childhood Productions
03/30/1966 Alice in Wonderland (or
What’s a Nice Kid Like You
Doing in a Place Like This?)
Alex Lovy Doris Drew (singer)
Janet Waldo (narrator)
Cartoon ABC TV movie
12/28/1966 Alice in Wonderland Jonathan Miller Anne-Marie Mallik Black-and-white film BBC TV film
1966 Alice Through the Looking Glass Alan Handley Judi Rolin Color film Television musical
11/20/1972 Alice in Wonderland
(Alice in Wonderland)
William Sterling Fiona Fullerton Color film Film musical with Michael Crawford
December 10, 1976 Alice in Wonderland Bud Townsend Kristine DeBell Color film Cinema film as a porn musical
1981 Alissa w Strane Tschudes
( Алиса в стране чудес )
Yefrem Pruschansky Marina Nejolova Cartoon 1st part of the Russian series
1981 Alice at the Palace Elizabeth Swados Meryl Streep Color series musical
03/29/1982 Alicja in Horrorland
Jacek Bromski
Jerzy Gruza
Sophie Barjac Color series Belgian, Polish series
1982 Alice in Wonderland Kirk Browning Color series musical
1982 Alissa w Saserkalje
( Алиса в Зазеркалье )
Yefrem Pruschansky Marina Nejolova Cartoon 2nd part of the Russian series
1982 Alice in Wonderland John Driver Play
1983 Alice in Wonderland
(Fushigi no Kuni no Arisu)
Tarako Isono Anime series Television series
December 9, 1985 Alice in Wonderland Harry Harris Natalie Gregory Color film TV film, part 1 (cont. 1985)
December 10, 1985 Alice through the looking glasses Harry Harris Natalie Gregory Color film TV film, part 2
1986 Alice in Wonderland Barry Letts Kate Dorning Color series 4-part BBC series
1987 Alice
Through the Looking-Glass
Andrea Bresciani
Richard Slapczynski
Janet Waldo Cartoon Part 1 (cont. 1988)
08/03/1988 Alice
(Něco z Alenky)
Jan Švankmajer Animation film TV movie
1988 Alice in Wonderland Rich Trueblood Olivia Martin Cartoon 2nd part, short film
1991 Alicia in the place of miracles
(Alicia en el pueblo de Maravillas)
Daniel Díaz Torres Thais Valdés Color film satire
07/31/1995 Alice in Wonderland
(Alice in Wonderland)
Toshiyuki Hiruma Takashi Animation film Short film
December 26, 1998 Alice Through the Looking Glass John Henderson Kate Beckinsale Color film TV movie
02/28/1999 Alice in Wonderland
(Alice in Wonderland)
Nick Willing Tina Majorino Color film TV movie
1999 Alice Underground Robert Lee Elena Korikova Color film TV movie
09/27/2004 Alice's Misadventures in Wonderland Robert Rugan Maggie Henry Color film
09/30/2008 Abby in Wonderland Kevin Clash Leslie Carrara-Rudolph Cartoon Sesame Street movie
December 06, 2009 Alice in Wonderland
Nick Willing Caterina Scorsone Color film TV two-part
05/05/2010 Alice in Wonderland
(Alice in Wonderland)
Tim Burton Mia Wasikowska 3D movie Walt Disney movie
2010 Malice in Lalaland Lew Xypher Sasha Gray Color film Editing as a porn film
05/25/2016 Alice in Wonderland: Behind the Mirrors
(Alice Through the Looking Glass)
James Bobin Mia Wasikowska 3D movie Walt Disney movie

Translations into German

The following lists the German translations published by regular publishers by year of publication. Significantly shortened and free re-seals are not taken into account.

  • Alexandra Marchl- von Herwarth, Bayreuth 1984
  • Otto Werdau and G. v. Kleist, Pressburg 1984
  • Nanette from Cube, Munich 1985.
  • Harald Raykowski, Munich 1987.
  • Dieter H. Stündel , Munich 1988
  • Barbara Teutsch, Hamburg 1989.
  • Angelika Eisold-Viebig, Erlangen 1991
  • Siv Bublitz, Reinbek 1993
  • Günther Flemming, Stuttgart 1999.
  • Herbert W. Kolss, Rastede 2003
  • Friedrich Stockmann, Bad Vöslau 2004
  • Sonja Hartl, Stuttgart / Vienna 2004.
  • Martin Karau, Berlin 2005.
  • Dorothee Lehlbach, Augsburg 2005
  • Angelika Beck, Cologne 2011
  • Nadine Erler , Wiesbaden 2016

Radio plays

Radio plays are not listed.

Audio books


  • Christian Enzensberger : The uproar of the rules . Epilogue. In: Alice in Wonderland, with illustrations by John Tenniel (=  Insel Taschenbuch . No. 42 ). Insel, Frankfurt am Main 1963 (1973: ISBN 3-458-31742-2 ).
  • Lewis Carroll, Martin Gardner (Introduction and Note): All About Alice . Illustrated by John Tenniel. Europa Verlag , Hamburg / Vienna 2002, ISBN 3-203-75950-0 .
  • Lewis Carroll, Martin Gardner (Introduction and Note): The Annotated Alice: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass: The Definitive Edition . Illustrated by John Tenniel. WW Norton & Co , New York City 1999, ISBN 0-393-04847-0 (available original of the out-of-print 'Alles über Alice').
  • Gilles Deleuze: Logic of Sense . In: Edition Suhrkamp . 2nd Edition. tape 1707 . Suhrkamp , Frankfurt am Main 1994, ISBN 3-518-11707-6 (original title: Logique du sens . Translated by Bernhard Dieckmann).
  • Raymond Smullyan : Alice in Riddle Land . Fantastic puzzle stories, adventurous trick questions and logical dream journeys, with illustrations by John Tenniel. Krüger, Frankfurt am Main 1982, ISBN 3-8105-1808-5 (Original title: Alice in the Puzzle-Land . Translated by Thea Brandt).
  • Lewis Carroll, Walter E. Richartz (Afterword): Little Alice . With the pictures of John Tenniel. Diogenes , Zurich 2008, ISBN 978-3-257-01132-6 (Original title: The Nursery Alice . Translated by Walter E. Richartz).

University publications

  • Angelika Zirker: The pilgrim as a child: play, language and redemption in Lewis Carroll's Alice books . Lit, Berlin / Münster 2010, ISBN 978-3-643-10470-0 (Dissertation University of Tübingen 2009, 415 pages).
  • Alexey Fedorenko: Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" . Limited edition. Add Books, Bad Salzdetfurth 2011, ISBN 978-3-00-034022-2 (Master thesis Hochschule Mannheim 2009, 119 pages, mainly illustrated by the master thesis author: Alexey Fedorenko, 25 cm, 500 g, English).

Web links

Commons : Alice in Wonderland  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files
Wikisource: Alice in Wonderland  - Sources and Full Texts

Individual evidence

  1. ^ A b Jean-Jacques Lecercle: Philosophy of nonsense: the intuitions of Victorian nonsense literature Routledge, New York 1994, ISBN 0-415-07652-8 , pp. 1ff .
  2. a b Gabriele Schwab : The mirror and the killer-queen: otherness in literary language. Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Indiana 1996, ISBN 0-253-33037-8 , pp. 49-102. (Chapter 2: Nonsense and Metacommunication: Alice in Wonderland. )
  3. 1000 Novels Everyone Must Read: The Definitive List. accessed on March 8, 2014.
  4. In the book The Annotated Alice (extended version: All About Alice ) by the American writer Martin Gardner , the numerous allusions to the work are explained in more detail.
  5. Astronomical and Meteorological Observations Made at the Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford, Vol. 23
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  8. Gabriele Metsker: Part of her stays in wonderland. In: Stuttgarter Zeitung. June 26, 2014, accessed July 6, 2014.
  9. Alice in the Wonderland of Art ( Memento from June 9, 2012 in the Internet Archive )
  10. Batman's Deadliest Villains. In: Ranker Comics. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  11. ^ "Alice" software from Carnegie Mellon University
  12. ^ THE FALL OF ALICE. Accessed May 7, 2018 .
  13. ^ The Fall of Alice - Spektakel Wien Theater Café Gallery . In: Spektakel Wien Theater Café Galerie . ( [accessed on May 7, 2018]).
  14. ^ Project Gutenberg: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.