Lewis Carroll’s children’s novel “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” (1865) and its sequel, “Through the Looking-Glass” (1871).
A mid-Victorian era child, Alice unintentionally goes on an underground adventure after accidentally falling down a rabbit hole into Wonderland; in the sequel, she steps through a mirror into the Looking-Glass Land.
Alice in Wonderland was published in 1865, three years after Lewis Carroll and the Reverend Robinson Duckworth rowed a boat up the Isis on 4 July 1862 with the three young daughters of Henry Liddell: Lorina Charlotte Liddell (aged 13); Alice Pleasance Liddell (aged 10) and Edith Mary Liddell (aged 8).
During the trip, Lewis Carroll told the girls a story that featured a bored little girl named Alice who goes looking for an adventure. The girls loved it, and Alice Liddell asked Carroll to write it down for her. He began writing the manuscript of the story the next day, although that earliest version no longer exists.