"Alice Pleasance Liddell (aged 7 ½) steps through her drawing room mirror one November afternoon to discover she has become a pawn in a giant game of chess. Advancing to the eighth square she finds herself promoted to Queen and a ball is duly thrown for her. However, she has difficulty persuading the doorman to let her in and when she does gain admittance she finds she doesn’t know any of the guests (who are mainly animals and flowers) apart from the Red and White Queens, who bully and patronize her in their usual heartless manner. The party ends in one of the most surreal denouements in a novel not known to have been written under the influence of mind-altering drugs."
found at The 10 Best Parties in Literature
well, as far as we know Alice Liddell never became a white pawn….
This image is very curious and also the tour of the literary parties that the post presents.