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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (original 1865; edition 1977)

by Lewis Carroll, John Tenniel, John Tenniel (Illustrator)

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Title:Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Authors:Lewis Carroll
Other authors:John Tenniel, John Tenniel (Illustrator)
Info:St. Martin's Press (1977), Hardcover, 205 pages
Collections:Your library, Fiction, English
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (1865)

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I remember reading this as a child and stopping around halfway but I always wanted to give Alice's Adventures in Wonderland another try. I absolutely adore the film and video game adaptations based on this classic children's story so I really, really wanted to love this book but in my opinion the various adaptations are just better.

I felt very disconnected to the story as it was random and didn't make a lot of sense, and although that is kind of the point it didn't feel that descriptive or imaginative really, it seemed like a series of conversations taking place in a few loosely described locations. Nothing to blow a reader away to be honest.

Despite that there is something just charming about Alice as a character as she fearlessly navigates Wonderland. The beginning of the book started off very enjoyable but when it got to the part of the gryphon and the turtle, I'd had just about enough of the story. A quick read, but its not something I would bore any modern child with as it is a bit dated now. ( )
  4everfanatical | May 19, 2016 |
Its been many years since I last read this and it was better than I remember it being and more nonsensical. I think my memory of the book had been warped by the movies (just a bit crap especially the most recent Johnny Depp one!). ( )
  SashaM | Apr 20, 2016 |
who can resist this fanciful trip into the world of imagination ?
  frahealee | Apr 3, 2016 |
This is a modern retelling of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. This book follows the first part of the original story, falling down the rabbit hole, drinking from a bottle that makes her shrink, and meeting the blue caterpillar up until it ends with her heading down a pathway where the last illustration suggests she is about to arrive at a tea party. This children's picture book is a good example of the genre modern fantasy in the imaginary world category because the story elements defy natural, physical laws of our known world, is magical, and has an imaginary world.
  rwilke | Mar 29, 2016 |
I really thought I'd find Alice annoying, like in the Disney movie. I didn't, at all.
(Full review: http://wordslikemagic.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/alices-adventures-in-wonderland-b...) ( )
  zombiehero | Mar 25, 2016 |
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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
Dautremer, RebeccaIllustratormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tenniel, JohnIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Epigraph
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?"
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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.  

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"Down the rabbit hole,
Alice ponders madness that
unfolds strange places"
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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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