Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

byLewis Carroll

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Introduction by A. S. Byatt
Illustrations by John Tenniel
Includes commissioned endnotes
 
Conceived by a shy British don on a golden afternoon to entertain ten-year-old Alice Liddell and her sisters, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass have delighted generations of readers in more than eighty languages. “The clue to the enduring fascination and greatness of the Alice books,” writes A. S. Byatt in her Introduction, “lies in language. It is play, and word-play, and its endless intriguing puzzles continue to reveal themselves long after we have ceased to be children.”

Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide




From the Trade Paperback edition.

About The Author

Born in Daresbury, England,in 1832, Charles Luthwidge Dodgson is better known by his pen mane of Lewis Carroll. He became a minister of the Church of England and a lecturer in mathematics at Christ Church College, Oxford. He was the author, under his own name, of An Elementary Treatise on Determinants (1867), Symbolic Logic (1896), and...
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Title:Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-GlassFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 28, 2012Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from O frabjous day Wonderful fantasy. Bizarre, creepy, fantastic. No remake or adaptation can hold a candle to the original books by Lewis Carroll
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from O frabjous day Wonderful fantasy. Bizarre, creepy, fantastic. No remake or adaptation can hold a candle to the original books by Lewis Carroll
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderland Alice. What can we say more
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read Enjoyed it as a young adult and enjoyed reading it again as an adult.
Date published: 2017-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice set and great price It's great that both stories are combined in one book. It is not too big and my 9 year old daughter has enjoyed reading both adventures as she is a huge Alice fan which I am pleased about as I too loved these when I was her age.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic Very quick read. Good to read to kids as their first classic piece of literature.
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Classic!! It's an amazing children book - and even adults should read it! It gave me a hard time, because English is not my first language! But the story in itself is brilliant !
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Love this classic. Mad Hatter is my favourite.
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic This book is a classic! It pokes fun of Victorian morals, manners, politics, and logic. Footnotes and appendices can help those unfamiliar with Victorian history. Otherwise it's a funny, weird, and wild adventure.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointed I have to say that I didn't enjoy this classic as much I wanted to.
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CLASSIC ALICE IS, AND ALWAYS WILL BE, ONE OF MY FAVOURITE BOOKS OF ALL TIME.
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Alice This is a classic not only for children.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Alice in the wonderland I think it is great and funny so m aybe the rabbit is my favorite because he is very funny and smart and he
Date published: 2015-04-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Fictional I have lived the life of Alyss Heart and its nothing like this read the looking glass wars its way better
Date published: 2009-10-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Soso Alice's Adventure My first impressions of this book were that it was like reading C.S. Lewis on cheap drugs. The events are complete non sequiturs and the changes in plot are worse. It appears to be a spoiled child wandering in a world she does not understand, nor is willing to learn about - unlike Lucy in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe who seeks to understand the local customs and circumstances. The book is very easy to read but it leaves distaste in my literary mouth. I know it is considered a classic but I just do not see it, and if I did not have to read it for school I would not have bothered to finish it. (First written as Journal Reading Notes in 1999.) Through the Looking Glass Though this book is not much better than Alice's Adventures, the chess motif and theme does make the book much more interesting. With the bossy, dominant Red Queen and the quiet, kind, messy white queen, the book is a study in contrasts. The interweaving of the Nursery Rhyme Characters and the frequent fish poetry references does provide more continuity and a sense of sequential events than Alice's first adventure. I also appreciated the linking of the cat at the beginning and end of the story. It does still feel like Carroll did way too many opium pipes in his time. (First written as Journal Reading Notes in 1999.)
Date published: 2008-12-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Soso Alice's Adventure My first impressions of this book were that it was like reading C.S. Lewis on cheap drugs. The events are complete non sequiturs and the changes in plot are worse. It appears to be a spoiled child wandering in a world she does not understand, nor is willing to learn about - unlike Lucy in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe who seeks to understand the local customs and circumstances. The book is very easy to read but it leaves distaste in my literary mouth. I know it is considered a classic but I just do not see it, and if I did not have to read it for school I would not have bothered to finish it. (First written as Journal Reading Notes in 1999.) Through the Looking Glass Though this book is not much better than Alice's Adventures, the chess motif and theme does make the book much more interesting. With the bossy, dominant Red Queen and the quiet, kind, messy white queen, the book is a study in contrasts. The interweaving of the Nursery Rhyme Characters and the frequent fish poetry references does provide more continuity and a sense of sequential events than Alice's first adventure. I also appreciated the linking of the cat at the beginning and end of the story. It does still feel like Carroll did way too many opium pipes in his time. (First written as Journal Reading Notes in 1999.)
Date published: 2008-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Perfect Child's Story Everyone knows this unique story by Lewis Carroll. One of the most famous stories in the English language, that anyone can read. This book takes you out of this world, and into the world of wonderland where anything can happen. Will Alice find her way out? This is a nice light read over the summer, and is enjoyed by all.
Date published: 2006-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic! The amazing book Alice in wonderland is an outstanding story of a young girl lost in her dream. I give this book two thumbs up for it's creativity and perspective of a curious lost girl. When i was little i use to watch the movie of Alice's Adventure in Wonderland in spanish (my mother language) and it was my favourite movire. The cat the queen the flowers, everything amazed me. Now that i read the book, i am even more blown away. This book shows creativity and the world of the human mind. Awesome book that i recommend for any ages really. Maybe younger kids should just watch the movie like i did and THEN read the book.
Date published: 2006-07-18