Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis CarrollThrough the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll

Through the Looking-Glass

byLewis Carroll

Paperback | May 14, 1999

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The 1872 sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland finds Carroll's inquisitive heroine in a fantastic land where everything is reversed. Alice encounters talking flowers, madcap kings and queens, and becomes a pawn in a bizarre chess game involving Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, and other amusing nursery-rhyme characters. Features 50 illustrations by Sir John Tenniel.
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:Through the Looking-GlassFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 8.25 × 5.19 × 0.68 inPublished:May 14, 1999Publisher:Dover PublicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0486408787

ISBN - 13:9780486408781

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Rest of the Story For people that have seen any Alice in Wonderland bi-product, they are familiar with characters such as the Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, Tweedledee/Tweedledum, Red Queen, and so on. What a lot of people do not know is that their favourite characters are not all in "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". Many of them make their first appearances in "Through the Looking Glass" which is the second half of Alice's Adventures. This is the book that established the chess motif that is often seen in adaptions and gives a slightly more linear plot than the first book. In this book, Alice goes through a looking glass (i.e. a mirror) and finds herself once again in a Wonderland of sorts. Her main goal is to get to the 8th square so she can become a queen. Through each square she goes through, she comes across different characters and hears a lot of poetry! What is really nice about this book is that the character of Alice has clearly developed since last time we saw her. Her manners are such better and she is not quick to anger like she once was. She often listen to the poetry and stories of others not because she wants to, but because she feels that is the polite thing to do. The story is easier to follow and gives characters more chance to breathe. The chaos is not as much as it was in the first book, but Alice has also grown; therefore, it only makes sense that her imagination does as well. The book is written very much with dream logic and address thing at times, thus allowing for more things to happen suddenly and without much explanation. If you haven't read it, do it. It's a lot of fun and it have that killer "Jabberwocky" poem.
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as great as the first but still an adventure! A great read but it's not as good as the first one. Still a great book full of adventure!
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this book While this book is more erratic than the first it is a treasure to fans.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as good as the original While the original novel is great at being nonsensical, this book is not quite as good at it. The original has some cohesion, while the sequel is all over the place and difficult to keep up with. Only fans of the original will really get anything out of it.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Soso 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