“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.
“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad.
“How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.
“You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.”
This post was originally for Tim Burton’s 2010 Alice in Wonderland movie. Since then, that movie has come and gone, and even spawned a sequel. And while I was excited about this one…I was ultimately disappointed by it. But that’s me. Below you will find a lot more information on Alice in Wonderland in general. Enjoy.
…Who is this Alice Character?
If, for some reason, you don’t know what Alice in Wonderland is, or is about…then, well, I don’t know. Where did your childhood go? It’s basically a tale of fantasy and whimsy that has influenced the world and the people in it for over a century now. If you’re really unsure, just try the Wikipedia link. It will tell you everything you need to know, and then some.
For writer’s and other artistic types, Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a treasure trove of ideas and inspiration, no matter what medium you create in. It’s also highly quotable and equally misquoted.
Read the Original Story for Free
The story has been around for so long that it entered the public domain. That means the story is free to the public. You can even make works of your own based on this property without the need to get permission or pay anybody.
You can find the original story and many of its iterations for free – There are even comic book, TV, manga, and porn versions. Here’s a wikipedia article that gives you an idea of just how many iterations are out there.
- You can download a free pdf copy of the first edition of the book with its sequels for free
- Read or Download an HTML version here
Honestly, you can find the story everywhere online free of charge. You can still purchase various different types of copies of it at book stores – and that’s just the book.
We didn’t even talk about Disney’s now classic animated version, which is the version most familiar to people currently alive.
Also, special mention must go to the excellent SyFy mini-series Alice. I highly recommend it.
This is Only Just the Beginning
None of this really scratches the surface of what Alice and her adventures in Wonderland has done for the imaginations and enjoyment of people around the planet. Explore some of these resources and see what it’s all about. This article doesn’t really do the subject justice as it’s just my attempt to transform an old article to keep it relevant. So if you’re a purist, please forgive me.