Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

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Some of the most lastingly delightful children's books in English are "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass". Here are what Albert Baugh write about them in "A Literary History of England": "Written by an eccentric Oxford don to amuse his little girlfriends, these two world-famous books are the best of all memorials of the Victorian love of nonsense. In them are elements of satire and parody which connect them with a long tradition, …

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…play upon words) that is the humorous use of the same word in more than one sense, or of two different words similarly pronounced. For instance "Mine is a long tale!" said the Mouse. "It is a long tail, certainly", said Alice, looking down with wonder at the Mouse's tail. If we read the story as an allegory we can find several hints regarding the society in Carroll's time, especially its political and legal systems.