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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: AND Through the Looking Glass… (edition 2003)

by Lewis Carroll, John Tenniel (Illustrator)

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Title:Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: AND Through the Looking Glass (Penguin Classics)
Authors:Lewis Carroll
Other authors:John Tenniel (Illustrator)
Info:Penguin Classics (2003), Edition: Rev Ed, Paperback, 400 pages
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass and Alice's Adventures Under Ground by Lewis Carroll

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    Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (sturlington)
    sturlington: Neverwhere is a lot like a grown-up's Wonderland, and the two stories have a similar, surrealistic feel.
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Alleen 'Alice's adventures in Wonderland' gelezen. ( )
  kathelijne | Mar 19, 2018 |
Wonderland and Looking Glass are both, of course, 5*****.

I give this Penguin edition (978-0-14-143976-1), for its editorial quality, a respectable 4****. It's not comparable to Martin Gardner's Annotated Alice or to the Norton Critical Edition, but at $10 the Penguin is a very reasonably priced reading edition with endnotes along with the text of Alice's Adventures Under Ground.
  CurrerBell | Apr 7, 2017 |
OH MY GOD!!! This book couldn't have been more boring... Alice is such a spoiled, annoying little brat. She's so used talking to herself that she doesn't even Know how to behave in a dialogue. Both titles are terrible, but I thought the first better only because the characters that interact with her are far more interresting than those of the second one. When people say that Alice's adventures series are classified as nonsense I have to say that to me it's nonsense to read theses books at all, and the only thing that makes sense are the mad characters of the first book. Some of them with the most philosophical quotes, such as:
" 'Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?'
'That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,' said the Cat.
'I don't much care where - 'said Alice.
'Then it doesn't matter which way you go,' said the Cat."

I also enjoyed her conversation with the Caterpillar and "A Mad Tea-Party" chapter. But only that... ( )
  Glaucialm | Feb 18, 2016 |
Audio

Jim Dale's presentation is outstanding.
That says it all ( )
  pennsylady | Jan 23, 2016 |
As young Alice sat with her older sister on the bank of the river, Alice's attention was drawn away from her sister, who was deeply engrossed in a book, by a scurrying white rabbit carrying a pocket watch. Intrigued, Alice follows the creature to a rabbit hole and she falls into a Wonderland of adventures full of strange creatures. Here she will constantly change her size from a mere three inches tall to a huge stretched-out version of herself. Along the way she meets up with charming characters - Cheshire cat, Bill the lizard, the Dormouse, murderous characters - The Queen and King, and the just plain strange - the caterpillar, Mock Turtle, March Hare, Mad Hatter. Alice is brave and strong as she stands up to the Queen whose favorite saying is "Off with her head".

I never read this as a child and am only familiar with the many movies that have been made over the years. The book is a quick read and quite fun at times although it does get rather bizarre.
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  Ellen_R | Jan 15, 2016 |
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The Penguin Classics (ISBN 0140433171, ISBN 0141439769, ISBN 0141192461) entitled Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass also contains Alice's Adventures Under Ground. These editions should not be combined with works not including all three stories.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0141439769, Paperback)

That Alice. When she's not traipsing after a rabbit into Wonderland, she's gallivanting off into the topsy-turvy world behind the drawing-room looking glass. In Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll's masterful and zany sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, she makes more eccentric acquaintances, including Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the White Queen, and a somewhat grumpy Humpty Dumpty. Through a giant and elaborate chess game, Alice explores this odd country, where one must eat dry biscuits to quench thirst, and run like the wind to stay in one place. As in life, Alice must stay on her toes to learn the rules of this game. Through the Looking Glass immediately took its rightful place beside its partner on the shelf of eternal classics. And luckily for generations of enraptured children, Carroll was again able to persuade John Tenniel to create the fantastic woodblock engravings that have become so indelibly associated with the Alice stories. For almost 130 years, Alice's curious adventures have amused, perplexed, and delighted readers, young and old. This gorgeous, deluxe boxed set of both volumes contains engravings from Tenniel's original woodblocks that were discovered in a London bank in 1985, and reproduced for the first time here. "'What is the use of a book,' thought Alice, 'without pictures?'" What indeed? (All ages)

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The classic story of a young girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole and wakes up in an upside-down, puzzling world filled with unbelievable magical characters and creatures.

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