“The last level of metaphor in the Alice books is this: that life, viewed rationally and without illusion, appears to be a nonsense tale told by an idiot mathematician.”
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was the creation of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832–1898), a distinguished scholar and mathematician who wrote under the pseudonym of Lewis Carroll. This was one of the most popular and frequently quoted books in English language.
The story tells of a girl named Alice falls through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world where she experiences bizarre and fanciful creatures with various personalities.
Children's literature was since then transformed by this fantastic tale and the literary nonsense genre starts to propel since then.