Alice in wonderland – summary

alice drinking tea

I shall never understand the existence of summaries.  A book summary. A book summary is like joining a dinner party and  asking somebody else to drink your glasses of Champagne because you don’ t want to get drunk.  Oh, you’ re not the drinking sort  ?  Well, here is the Alice in Wonderland Penguin reader summarized for you by people who drink. Lots of books.

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Can you think impossible thoughts ? Alice in Wonderland and the neuroscientist


” Can you think impossible thoughts ?” Um, well I don’t even understand the question. Let’s ask neuroscientist Gopnik. She’ll know. A surprising article from the BBC about 5 things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain.


5 facts about Lewis Carroll that you should know.

lewis carroll reading

1- Lewis Caroll is a pen name for Charles Lutwidge Dogson
2- He was a smart student at the university of Oxford.
3- He suffered from Stuttering (= bégaiement)
4- He taught mathematics at Oxford. ( to teach-enseigner, irregular verb : taught)
5- He was a talented photographer

6- A short film – first 1903 adaptation of Alice in Wonderland + helper

alice-in-wonderland-1903 claire carine carnier

Watch here, the first adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, directed by Cecil Hepworth and Percy Stow.  A 9 minute long film with no spoken dialogue and some indications of the plot on title cards. Those kids must have had a lot a fun playing the guards for the Queen of Hearts.
Need some help to read the title cards ? Here is your helper : 1903 film title cards helper