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Once upon a time, children’s stories were dull tales written to impart morals to young minds. In 1865, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, writing under the name Lewis Carroll, changed that. He introduced the world to a nonsensical cast of characters: A white rabbit with a pocket watch, a caterpillar smoking a hookah and a brave, befuddled heroine named Alice. One hundred and fifty years later, the influence of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” has spread far and wide. The story has been translated into about 100 languages, adapted to the screen dozens of times and explored in visual art, opera and ballet. Join Diane and her guests for this month’s Readers’ Review: The whimsical appeal of Alice in Wonderland.
- John Pfordrescher professor of English, Georgetown University.
- Lizzie Skurnick editor-in-chief, Lizzie Skurnick Books, a publishing imprint that brings classic young adult literature back into print. She is the author of "Shelf Discovery: The Teen Classics We Never Stopped Reading."
- Rosemary Jann professor of English at George Mason University.
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