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

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Barnes & Noble Classics, 2003 - Fiction - 286 pages
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:
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First published in 1865, Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was an immediate success, as was its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass. Carroll’s sense of the absurd and his amazing gift for games of logic and language have secured for the Alice books an enduring spot in the hearts of both adults and children.


Alice begins her adventures when she follows the frantically delayed White Rabbit down a hole into the magical world of Wonderland, where she meets a variety of wonderful creatures, including Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Cheshire Cat, the hookah-smoking Caterpillar, the Mad Hatter, and the Queen of Hearts—who, with the help of her enchanted deck of playing cards, tricks Alice into playing a bizarre game of croquet.  Alice continues her adventures in Through the Looking-Glass, which is loosely based on a game of chess and includes Carroll’s famous poem “Jabberwocky.”


Throughout her fantastic journeys, Alice retains her reason, humor, and sense of justice. She has become one of the great characters of imaginative literature, as immortal as Don Quixote, Huckleberry Finn, Captain Ahab, Sherlock Holmes, and Dorothy Gale of Kansas.   Tan Lin is a writer, artist, and critic. He is the author of two books of poetry, Lotion Bullwhip Giraffe and IDM.

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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

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User Review  - Joy Gerbode - Goodreads

I thoroughly enjoyed this version of Alice in Wonderland. The actual text is the same as the other one I read, but this one has introduction, notes, footnotes, endnotes, questions, and many other ... Read full review

Review: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

User Review  - Laura Estrada - Goodreads

I think most people are familiar with Alice to some degree; as children (and maybe more often as adults) we go through periods of complete and utter boredom. We sit with a vacant expression that ... Read full review

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. As part of Project Gutenberg , the text for "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" was made available electronically to the ... metastuff/ wonder/ wonderdir.html - The Online Literature Library
Origin, Project Gutenberg. Source File, etext91/alice30.txt (1996/12/20, 163187 bytes). Notes, This version is not actaully based on the version above, ... authors/ carroll-lewis/ alices-adventures-in-wonderland/

Lewis Carroll -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia
Britannica online encyclopedia article on Lewis Carroll: English logician, mathematician, photographer, and novelist, especially remembered for Alice's ... eb/ article-9020520/ Lewis-Carroll

Works influenced by Alice in Wonderland - Wikipedia, the free ...
The name of the neurological condition Alice in Wonderland syndrome, in which objects are perceived to be substantially larger or smaller than in actuality, ... wiki/ Works_influenced_by_Alice_in_Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland--Literature/World History lesson plan (grades ...
Students learn that Lewis Carroll used nonsense and absurdity to comment on reality. Surrealist painters are also known for including absurd elements in ... lessonplans/ programs/ alice/

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - Free ebook
Alice in Wonderland. Author Lewis Carroll (cl Dodgson). Categories Young Readers, Fantasy, Audiobook. Language English. Published 1865. Word count 10793 ... titles/ carrolll1903319033-8.html

Alice in Wonderland Quotes
Alice in Wonderland is not just any ordinary child fiction. This classic story is full of philosophy, and truisms. The absurdity of the plot is enthralling; ... od/ moretypes/ a/ alice1.htm

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Search, Read ...
The original manuscript of what became Alice in Wonderland has been put ... Alice in Wonderland remains a classic, read by students all throughout the ... carroll/ alice/

Picture Origins - Lenny's Alice in Wonderland site
Picture Origins of Alice in Wonderland: things that influenced John Tenniel and Lewis Carroll while illustrating the Alice in Wonderland stories. alice6.html

Alice In Wonderland syndrome - Boing Boing
Alice In Wonderland Syndrome (AIWS) is an unusual neurological disorder that causes the person with the condition objects to sometimes perceive certain ... 2008/ 02/ 20/ alice-in-wonderland.html

About the author (2003)

Tan Lin is a writer, artist, and critic. He is the author of two books of poetry, Lotion Bullwhip Giraffe and IDM.

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