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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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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Re-read (from high school) to help Miss Lisa with her production. Such incredible, nonsensical tales - can't wait for the Tim Burton movie! The nonsense is so fun yet purposeful; chess set up in ... Read full review

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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
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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
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LOOKINGGLASS INSECTS p
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TWEEDLEDUM AND TWEEDLEDEE p
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WOOL AND WATER p
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HUMPTY DUMPTY p
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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
103
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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