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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis…

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865)

by Lewis Carroll

Other authors: John Tenniel (Illustrator)

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Series: Alice's Adventures (1)

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    Death_By_Papercut: A child enters a strange new world.
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    Alice Through the Pillar-box and What She Found There: A Philatelic Phantasy by Gerald M. King (bookel)
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    The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente (kaledrina)
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    Luka and the Fire of Life by Salman Rushdie (weeksj10)
    weeksj10: Rushdie's books focusing on the Khalifa family are like a modern day Alice in Wonderland with a spicy bight from its Indian setting. The wordplay, characters, and plot all mirror those of Alice and like Carroll's book Rushdie's can and will be enjoyed by magic lovers of all ages.… (more)
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    The Epiplectic Bicycle by Edward Gorey (Bitter_Grace)
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    Alex and the Ironic Gentleman, or The Wigpowder Treasure by Adrienne Kress (Polenth, suzanney)
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    The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver (C.Vick)
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    The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor (bell7)
    bell7: Frank Beddor reimagines the original "Alice" story as the true story of Princess Alyss in a much darker Wonderland.
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    The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli (Ciruelo)
    Ciruelo: Really. Both are classic studies in the workings of power.

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Full of creativity and imagination. Loads of fun and mischievous nonsense. Slapped together with spunk and daring. And lacking in a concise sense of a plot that is more implied and misdirected down a rabbit hole. ( )
  capiam1234 | Nov 6, 2015 |
I did not like this book as much as I thought I would. I am very familiar with the story of Alice and her unusual experience in wonderland, however, I had never read the original story by Lewis Carrol. The movies and the story that I know is completely toned down compared to the original story. The other adaptions made the story seem very innocent and Alice is made out to be a very endearing character. However, right from the beginning of the story I noticed many differences. First of all, Alice is very foolish in the story and is made out to be extremely scatter-brained. I could not completely follow her thoughts throughout the story. She was a very unusual child. For example, while she is falling down the hole, she does not do what a child who is falling an immeasurable length would do. She does not scream and is not frightened. On the contrary, she thinks of how “brave they’ll all think of me at home,” but decides not to tell them that she fell in the first place. I just found the characters in the story to be completely underdeveloped and shallow. Also, the events that unfold in the book, such as the extension of her neck and the caterpillar, are just so unbelievable and unrealistic that I can’t enjoy the story because I have nothing to relate to as a reader. I just think that the whole experience was so unbelievable that I couldn’t fully appreciate the writing style. However, I will say that the illustrations in this particular version of the book was very interesting. The person who compiled the book took illustrations done from many different versions of the book to create a wonderland that was unique in itself. It was a little confusing going between the black and white pictures, colored illustrations, and blond or brunette Alice’s. Other than that, the illustrations were very enjoyable and beautiful. ( )
  EmilyXia | Oct 27, 2015 |
Summary: This book starts with Alice seeing the White Rabbit heading down a mysterious hole. Alice decides to follow him. Once Alice enters Wonderland she finds the place to be quit peculiar. From Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, to the Caterpillar and the Cheshire Cat, things here are not like from where Alice calls home. Alice finds herself in a struggle to get home. In the end Alice finds that it was all just a dream.

Personal Reaction: I love how everything in Alice's dream has a counterpart in her real world. Like her cat Dina is the Cheshire Cat. This one of my all time favorite stories. So fantastic its almost to good:)

Classroom extension: Because this is such a classic, I think that this would make a good Halloween themed party. I think it would be fun for students and teachers alike. Maybe even get the whole school involved. ( )
  Soonerfan1999 | Oct 19, 2015 |
Okay, I admit it, I'd read Alice. But to my defense there really wasn't anything new that I had seen in cartoons and films. A cute little story but maybe a bit violent for kids? ( )
  cyderry | Oct 6, 2015 |
The best book I've ever read and it's just that much more of an adventure with these illustrations. The struggles of dreaming and reality and why they can't be fused, and what are the lines we draw between what is right and wrong in society. ( )
  gracelovera | Sep 29, 2015 |
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Ingpen's art brings something genuinely new to it, a cloudlike insubstantiality tinged with a little bit of thunderhead.
added by lampbane | editBoing Boing, Cory Doctorow (Dec 2, 2009)
It's just a delicious, borderline hallucinatory, confection of a book. Invention and imagination tumble over each other in the excitement, and there is something in there to delight every reader. There are countless plays on words (the mouse giving a very dry lecture on William the Conqueror to restore those who have been soaked by Alice's gigantic tears is the one that, for some reason, pleased me most), verbal pyrotechnics and semantic shenanigans to please the "ordinary" reader. And although they entirely passed me by at the time, I know now from various more scientifically-minded friends that their childish interests snagged on the mathematician author's various numerical and logic puzzles.
added by Cynfelyn | editThe Guardian, Lucy Mangan (Oct 10, 2009)

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Carroll, Lewisprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Arthur RackhamForewordmain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tenniel, JohnIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Andriesse-van de Zande, GonneTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Attwell, Mabel LucieIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Barro, TeresaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dautremer, RébeccaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dobson, AustinForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Engelsman, SofiaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fanu, Brinsley LeIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Garcia, Camille RoseIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ghiuselev, IassenIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Goodacre, Selwyn H.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hague, MichaelIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hall, DavidIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hopp, ZinkenTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ingpen, RobertIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jansson, ToveIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kearney, E.L.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kincaid, JamesPrefacesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lipchenko, OlegIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mann, EleonoraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Maraja, LibicoIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Matsier, NicolaasTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Matthews, RodneyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Morrison-Smyth, AnneTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Moser, BarryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nabokov, VladimirTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Oven-van Doorn, M.C. vanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Oxenbury, HelenIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Oxenbury, HelenIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pérez-Barreiro, FernandoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Peake, MervynIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pogany, WillyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Raa, R. tenTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rackham, ArthurIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rountree, HarryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Seelbach-Caspari, BrigitteIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Self, WillIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Steadman, RalphIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Strasser, IngridTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Swan, AnniTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tarrant, Margaret W.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tenniel, JohnIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
van Sandwyk, CharlesIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Weevers, PeterIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
West, WallaceIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Woodward, Alice B.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Zeeuw, P. de (J.Gzn)Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Zimmermann, AntonieTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Zwerger, LisbethIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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All in the golden afternoon
Full leisurely we glide;
For both our oars, with little skill,
By little arms are plied,
While little hands make vain pretense
Our wanderings to guide

Ah, cruel Three! In such an hour,
Beneath such dreamy weather,
To beg a tale of breath too weak
To stir the tiniest feather!
Yet that can one poor voice avail
Against three tongues together!

[plus another five verses]
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Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, "and what is the use of a book," thought Alice, "without pictures or conversations?"
And she tried to fancy what the flame of a candle looks like after the candle is blown out, for she could not remember ever having seen such a thing.
'Curiouser and coriouser!' cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English); ...
How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,
And pour the waters of the Nile
On every golden scale!

How cheerfully he seems to grin,
How neatly spread his claws,
And welcome little fishes in
With gently smiling jaws!
'Ahem!' said the Mouse with an important air, 'are you all ready? This is the driest thing I know. Silence all round, if you please! "William the Conqueror, whose cause was favoured by the pope, was soon submitted to by the English, who wanted leaders, and had been of late much accustomed to usurpation and conquest. Edwin and Morcar, the earl of Mercia and Northumbria -"'
'You are old, Father William,' the young man said,
'And your hair has ecome very white;
And yet you incessantly stand on your head -
Do you think, at your age, it is right?'

[plus another seven verses]
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This is the unabridged "Alice in Wonderland", a separate work from "Through the Looking Glass" - also, please do not combine with any abridged edition or adaptation.
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In the most renowned novel by English author Lewis Carroll, restless young Alice literally stumbles into adventure when she follows the hurried, time-obsessed White Rabbit down a hole and into a fantastical realm where animals are quite verbose, logic is in short supply, and royalty tends to be exceedingly unpleasant. Each playfully engaging chapter presents absurd scenarios involving an unforgettable cast of characters, including the grinning Cheshire Cat and the short-tempered Queen of Hearts, and every stop on Alice's peculiar journey is marked by sharp social satire and wondrously witty wordplay.

About the author:
Lewis Carroll—the pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson—was an English mathematician and writer who remains best known for his imaginative tales of a young girl named Alice and her lively exploits in Wonderland. Carroll excelled at sending up the staid values of Victorian England with wildly strange narratives that featured reality directly at odds with fantasy, resulting in some of the most fascinatingly memorable moments in all of British literature.
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"Down the rabbit hole,
Alice ponders madness that
unfolds strange places"

Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 144042909X, Paperback)

Source of legend and lyric, reference and conjecture, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is for most children pure pleasure in prose. While adults try to decipher Lewis Carroll's putative use of complex mathematical codes in the text, or debate his alleged use of opium, young readers simply dive with Alice through the rabbit hole, pursuing "The dream-child moving through a land / Of wonders wild and new." There they encounter the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts, the Mock Turtle, and the Mad Hatter, among a multitude of other characters--extinct, fantastical, and commonplace creatures. Alice journeys through this Wonderland, trying to fathom the meaning of her strange experiences. But they turn out to be "curiouser and curiouser," seemingly without moral or sense.

For more than 130 years, children have reveled in the delightfully non-moralistic, non-educational virtues of this classic. In fact, at every turn, Alice's new companions scoff at her traditional education. The Mock Turtle, for example, remarks that he took the "regular course" in school: Reeling, Writhing, and branches of Arithmetic-Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision. Carroll believed John Tenniel's illustrations were as important as his text. Naturally, Carroll's instincts were good; the masterful drawings are inextricably tied to the well-loved story. (All ages) --Emilie Coulter

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