"Alice's Real Wonderland." By: Hopley, Claire, British Heritage, 01952633, Jul2011, Vol. 32, Issue 3
In 1862, a young Oxford don named Charles Dodgson took 10-year-old Alice Liddell and her two sisters boating on the River Isis. As they rowed to Godstow, he invented a story about Alice following a white rabbit down its hole, READ MORE
"The Mathematical Meaning of Alice in Wonderland." By: Bayley, Melanie, New Scientist, 02624079, 12/19/2009, Vol. 204, Issue 2739
The 19th century was a turbulent time for mathematics, with many new and controversial concepts, like imaginary numbers, becoming widely accepted in the mathematical community. Putting "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" in this context, it becomes clear that Dodgson, a stubbornly conservative mathematician, used some of the missing scenes to satirise these radical new ideas. READ MORE
'Take some more tea,' the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.
'I've had nothing yet,' Alice replied in an offended tone, 'so I can't take more.'
'You mean you can't take less,' said the Hatter: 'it's very easy to take more than nothing.'