Alice in wonderland ; & Through the looking glass

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World Book, 1988 - Juvenile Fiction - 248 pages
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By falling down a rabbit hole and stepping through a mirror, Alice experiences unusual adventures with a variety of nonsensical characters.

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Review: Alice in Wonderland (Ladybird Classics)

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Review: Alice in Wonderland (Ladybird Classics)

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I was never a hardcore Alice in Wonderland fan when I was a kid, but I decided to give this a go. I don't know why I hadn't sooner because I enjoyed it. One thing I noticed is that she talks a little ... Read full review

Contents

Down the Rabbit Hole
3
The Pool of Tears
12
A Caucus Race and a Long Tale
20
Copyright

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About the author (1988)

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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