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Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There

by Lewis Carroll

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Series: Alice's Adventures (2)

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7,3611201,128 (3.98)2 / 248
In this sequel to "Alice in Wonderland" Alice goes through the mirror to find a strange world where curious adventures await her.
  1. 30
    The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster (SilentInAWay)
    SilentInAWay: Juster's witty wordplay is in the same league as Carroll's
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    Reckless by Cornelia Funke (ed.pendragon)
    ed.pendragon: Both books use a mirror as a portal to another world where everyday things and ideas become reversed and distorted.
  3. 02
    Gambit by Rex Stout (aulsmith)
    aulsmith: Two books centered on a chess game
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Another fun book. Excellent narration. ( )
  LisaBergin | Apr 12, 2023 |
Not nearly as good as Alice in Wonderland, this one's rather confusing and gloomy. Maybe at least this is in part due to the marginal commentary in this particular edition. The woodcuts are wonderful, though! ( )
  JudyGibson | Jan 26, 2023 |
Obsession. ( )
  ortgard | Sep 22, 2022 |
Una pena que buena parte de los juegos de palabras se pierdan en la traducción, pese al ímprobo esfuerzo del encargado de acometerla. Es improbable que muchas situaciones sean relacionadas, ni siquiera bien o mal, por un lector no anglosajón. Como cuento infantil, más allá del elenco de aventuras absurdas que vive Alicia, dista mucho de ser atractivo para los niños. Sin embargo: el autor lo escribió para niños y más concretamente pensando en Alicia; en el momento de su publicación tuvo un éxito nada desdeñable; intelectuales y científicos posteriores han llegado a conclusiones harto interesantes quizá sobreinterpretando el texto; ha sido apreciado por lectores de diversas lenguas; algunos de sus juegos y diálogos paradójicos han pasado a formar parte del acervo cultural de, al menos, eso que se llama civilización occidental; ... ¿Un enigma? En gran medida el enigma se resuelve con la lectura de la obra pues tanto la historia, su ritmo y sus matices son capaces de encandilar al lector.

Algunas recomendaciones que un purista, fanático, prescribiría:

- leer la obra en inglés
- haber nacido en la segunda mitad del s. XIX
- ser británico o conocer muy bien las tradiciones y costumbres británicas
- leer el libro, al menos, en dos ocasiones: en la niñez y en la edad adulta

O mejor que todo esto: leerlo cuando venga en gana, intentar disfrutarlo y entender aquello que se hace comprensible y el resto imagínese o invéntese. En definitiva, lo que hace cualquier lector, mal que pese a los autores, con cualquier obra. ( )
  GilgameshUruk | Jul 17, 2022 |
Another tale of Alice, this time going through the looking glass. Did not find this interesting or entertaining just a bunch of words that meant nothing. Maybe if I was 10 and reading this it might be more interesting or funny. ( )
  foof2you | Apr 17, 2022 |
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A continuation of a book that has proved very popular seldom is successful, and we cannot say that we think that Alice's last adventures by any means equal to her previous ones. Making every allowance for the lack of novelty, and our own more highly raised expectations, it seems to us that the paradies are slightly less delightfully absurd, the nonsense not so quaint, the transitions rather more forced. There is not that air of verisimilitude which somehow made the wildest improbabilities seem perfectly natural. Still with all this, in "Through the Looking-glass" the author has surpassed all modern writers of children's books except himself. To seek for a rival equally as deserving of the veneration of the nursery we must go back to the unknown genius that produced "Puss in Boots."
added by Cynfelyn | editThe Manchester Guardian (Dec 27, 1871)

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Carroll, Lewisprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
尚紀, 柳瀬Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
忠軒, 岡田Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Broadribb, DonaldTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Buckley Planas, RamónTraductorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
CanaiderIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Demurova, Nina MikhaĭlovnaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Engelsman, SofiaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Enzensberger, ChristianTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Goodacre, Selwyn H.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ingpen, RobertIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kincaid, James R.Forewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Margolyes, MiriamNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Marsh, JamesCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Matsier, NicolaasTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Moser, BarryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Oxenbury, HelenIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Parisot, HenriTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Peake, MervynIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Roberts, SelyfTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Smith, ZadieIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Soto, IsabelTraductorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Steadman, RalphIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tenniel, JohnIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Todd, JustinIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Blentyn y talcen glân, di-loes
A'r drem freuddwydiol, dyner!
Ni waeth bod rhyngom hanner oes,
Ac er cyflymed amser,
Diau daw serchus wên i'th bryd
O dderbyn rhodd o stori hud.

Ni chlywais dinc dy chwerthin ffri [&c. &c.]
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One thing was certain, that the white kitten had had nothing to do with it: -- it was the black kitten's fault entirely.
One thing was certain, that the white kitten had nothing to do with it—it was the black kitten’s fault entirely.
One can’t believe impossible things.

I dare say you haven’t had much practice. When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
‘Better say nothing at all. Language is worth a thousand pounds a word!’
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In this sequel to "Alice in Wonderland" Alice goes through the mirror to find a strange world where curious adventures await her.

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Candlewick Press

2 editions of this book were published by Candlewick Press.

Editions: 0763628921, 0763642622

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