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Alice in Wonderland: Chapter One

Down the Rabbit-Hole read by Lorraine Montgomery

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Chapter One: Down the Rabbit-Hole

Author: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll)

Read by: Lorraine Montgomery

Source:  Lit2Go audio collection, the Florida Center for Instructional Technology (FCIT), the University of South Florida (USF)

Charles Dodgson, a lecturer in mathematics at Christ Church college of Oxford University, published Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in 1865 under the pseudonym of Lewis Carroll.

Thanks to the Florida Center for Instructional Technology, which provides over 5,500 audio files of K-12 literature to schools worldwide through its Lit2Go collection (https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go),we can listen to this wonderful tale.1

To go to a particular timestamp, click to the right or left on the bars.
Important timestamps are as follows:

0:40 – Sitting outside with her sister, Alice sees a white rabbit
1:30 – Alice follows the white rabbit “down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge”
1:45-5:35 – Alice “falling down a very deep well”
7:00 – Alice uses her golden key to open a tiny door
8:00 – Alice finds a little bottle with a label that reads “DRINK ME”
9:00-10:00 – Alice drinks the bottle and shrinks in size
11:15 – Alice finds a little cake marked in currants with the words “EAT ME”
11:40-12:12 – Alice eats the cake


1 Carroll, L. (1865). Chapter I: Down the Rabbit-Hole. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved January 14, 2023, from https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/1/alices-adventures-in-wonderland/1/chapter-i-down-the-rabbit-hole/

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