Alice's second set of adventures takes her into a world even curiouser than Wonderland. She finds herself caught up in the great looking-glass chess game and sets off to become a queen. It isn't as easy as she thinks: at every step she is hindered by nonsense characters who crop up and insist on reciting poems. Some of these, such as "The Walrus and the Carpenter" and "Jabberwocky", have become as famous as the Alice stories themselves.
Lewis Carroll was the pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898), an Oxford mathematician most famous for his books for children. His delightfully whimsical stories about Alice and her adventures have been loved by children and adults alike ever since they were first published in the late nineteenth century.