London, Paris, an Wonderland are the settings for the story. The novel begins in the fantastic world of Wonderland. Wonderland is a place of fascinating creatures, talking plants, and imagination wielding monarchs. The novel then moves to London in 1859, a world much different from Wonderland, where a young girl discovers that imagination is not something that is held in high esteem. Paris is where Hatter finds himself after he travels through the Pool of Tears.