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

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CSF Publishing, Aug 1, 2011
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CSF Publishing's Classic Literature Collection includes title's carefully updated and corrected from the original text, and features new enhancements such as the author's complete biography and bibliography, story description, list of characters and their role in the story. With over 80 original illustrations. ABOUT THE BOOKS: 1/ Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is an 1865 novel written by English author Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world (Wonderland) populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as children. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre, and its narrative course and structure have been enormously influential, especially in the fantasy genre. 2/ Through the Looking-Glass is the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865). The themes and settings of Through the Looking-Glass make it a kind of mirror image of Wonderland: the first book begins outdoors, in the warm month of May (4 May), uses frequent changes in size as a plot device, and draws on the imagery of playing cards; the second opens indoors on a snowy, wintry night exactly six months later, on 4 November (the day before Guy Fawkes Night), uses frequent changes in time and spatial directions as a plot device, and draws on the imagery of chess. In it, there are many mirror themes, including opposites, time running backwards, and so on.

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I loved that both stories had hardly a plot at all! - Goodreads
I mean a lot of puns. - Goodreads
I enjoyed the change of pace. - Goodreads
I expect poetry to be full of flim-flam, but not prose. - Goodreads
And her witty banter ability. - Goodreads
Carroll write lots of puns. - Goodreads

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

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

User Review  - Jimmy - Goodreads

Bizarre and meaningless. This book strikes me as an absurd twisting of common sense meaning of everyday language into a vexing cacaphony of illogical ramblings. Too clever by half, and ultimately ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Lewis Carroll was the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, an English writer, mathematician, Anglican deacon, and photographer. Best known for his classics Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass, and "Jabberwocky," Carroll was also an accomplished inventor who created an early version of what is today known as Scrabble. The publication of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in 1865 brought Carroll a certain level of fame, although he continued to supplement his income through his work as a mathematics tutor at Christ Church, Oxford College. Carroll's whimsical characters and nonsensical verse resonated with Victorian-era readers, and his books continue to be enjoyed by numerous modern societies dedicated to his promoting his works.

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