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

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Cricket House Books LLC, 2010 - Fiction - 134 pages
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This book-entertaining for both adults and children-follows the fantastical adventures of a little girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a nonsensical world full of peculiar creatures. She returns to that world six months later through a mirror.
  

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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)

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The stories of Alice's adventures are so fun and lovely! I love the writing style of Carroll and I'm very impressed with his imagination. I finished reading Alice's Adventures in Wonderland on October 31, 2013 and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There on March 20, 2015. Read full review

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

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is my all-time favorite book, and I read it, along with Through the Looking-Glass, every couple years. This book singlehandedly taught me what writing could be. It ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

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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