Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (Google eBook)

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Digireads.com Publishing, Jan 1, 2010 - Fiction
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Contained in this volume are the two classics by Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass." We are first introduced to Alice in "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" where we find Alice idly passing away the time next to a river when she sees a white rabbit pass by in a waistcoat. She follows the rabbit down the rabbit hole and ends up in the fantasy world of Wonderland. Alice's adventures are continued in "Through the Looking Glass" when Alice passes through a mirror to find herself in yet another magical place. Carroll's Alice novels are ripe with fantastical imagery that will delight readers both young and old.
  

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I enjoyed the change of pace. - Goodreads
I mean a lot of puns. - Goodreads
I expect poetry to be full of flim-flam, but not prose. - Goodreads
Carroll write lots of puns. - Goodreads
It is not a poor gimmick ("but it was all a dream!"). - Goodreads

Review: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland #1-2)

User Review  - David Allen - Goodreads

Like the experience of childhood, the Alice books are a series of non-sequiturs. You may not have the patience for them, but if you can appreciate "stuff and nonsense," they're pretty amazing ... Read full review

Review: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland #1-2)

User Review  - Danielle - Goodreads

This will be a short review...I wish I had more to say about this book in particular but words seem to be dry at the moment. I hate to be a negative nancy when I say that I expected more from this ... Read full review

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Contents

ALICES ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND CHAPTER I DOWN THE RABBITHOLE p
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THE POOL OF TEARS p
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A CAUCUSRACE AND A LONG TALE p
11
THE RABBIT SENDS IN A LITTLE BILL p
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ADVICE FROM A CATERPILLAR p
18
PIG AND PEPPER p
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A MAD TEAPARTY p
26
THE QUEENS CROQUETGROUND p
30
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS CHAPTER I LOOKINGGLASS HOUSE p
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THE GARDEN OF LIVE FLOWERS p
56
LOOKINGGLASS INSECTS p
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TWEEDLEDUM AND TWEEDLEDEE p
65
WOOL AND WATER p
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HUMPTY DUMPTY p
77
THE LION AND THE UNICORN p
84
ITS MY OWN INVENTION p
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THE MOCK TURTLES STORY p
34
THE LOBSTER QUADRILLE p
38
WHO STOLE THE TARTS? p
42
ALICES EVIDENCE p
46
QUEEN ALICE p
96
SHAKING p
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WAKING p
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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 other scholarly treatises which would hardly have given him a place in English literature. Charles Dodgson might have been completely forgotten but for the work of his alter ego, Lewis Carroll. Lewis Carroll, shy in the company of adults, loved children and knew and understood the world of the imagination in which the most sensitive of them lived. So he put the little girl Alice Liddell into a dream-story and found himself famous as the author of Alice in Wonderland (1865). Through the Looking Glass followed in 1871. In recent years Carroll has been taken quite seriously as a major literary artist for adults as well. His works have come under the scrutiny of critics who have explained his permanent attractiveness in terms of existential and symbolic drama: The Alice books dramatize psychological realities in symbolic terms, being commentary on the nature of the human predicament rather than escape from it. In addition to his writing, Carroll was also a pioneering photographer, and he took many pictures of young children, especially girls, with whom he seemed to empathize.

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