Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, popularly known as Alice in Wonderland, is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It’s a story of a girl named Alice who falls through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures.
We all grew up reading these wondrous adventures of Alice. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children. It won’t be an exaggeration to say, Alice actually heralded our childhood journey through the fantasy world. The books’ narrative course and structure, characters and imagery have been enormously influential in both popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy genre.
The book has inspired numerous film and television adaptations. Not just that, Alice and her “friends and foes” from the underground have been a vibrant subject of design on philatelic issues too! In 2015, Royal Mail launched ten new stamps to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll’s classic book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Depicted in the £1.28 stamp beside is the Queen of Hearts, the primary antagonist of the series. She is a foul-tempered monarch whom Carroll himself describes as "a blind fury", and who is quick to give death sentences at the slightest offense. One of her most famous lines she states often is "Off with their heads!" The Queen is referred to as a card from a pack of playing cards by Alice, yet somehow she is able to talk and is the ruler of the lands in the story, alongside her tiny husband, the King of Hearts.
Isn’t it a beautiful stamp? Stay tuned for rest of the characters!
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