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Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There

by Lewis Carroll

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Series: Alice in Wonderland: Publication Order (3), Alice's Adventures (2)

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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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    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.
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    Gambit by Rex Stout (aulsmith)
    aulsmith: Two books centered on a chess game
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This pretty much has the same premise as the first book; however, I found this one MUCH funnier! It had so much more wordplay (my absolute favorite!). Plus, this is the volume which contains "Jabberwocky" (one of my favorite poems ever!). ( )
  djlinick | Jan 15, 2022 |
I found this text less connected and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. It didn't flow as well as the other in the form of classic children's literature. It felt choppy and jumpy. ( )
  Jeremias75 | Jan 3, 2022 |
For me this was even better then the original, the mirror reversal, the poems especially the Jabberwocky, and the whole setup of the chess game.

"I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." If you love to read fantasy this line applies to you.

Just one of the best books ever, get a free copy at Project Gutenberg https://www.gutenberg.org/ if you haven't already read this classic. ( )
  kevn57 | Dec 8, 2021 |
I think... I think I liked it better than Alice in Wonderland???? ( )
  ssuprnova | Nov 3, 2021 |
I like this one better than "Wonderland." ( )
  OutOfTheBestBooks | Sep 24, 2021 |
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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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Carroll, Lewisprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
尚紀, 柳瀬Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
忠軒, 岡田Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
CanaiderIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Demurova, Nina MikhaĭlovnaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Engelsman, SofiaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Enzensberger, ChristianTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ingpen, RobertIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kincaid, James R.Forewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lacombe, BenjaminIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Marsh, JamesCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Matsier, NicolaasTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Oxenbury, HelenIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Peake, MervynIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Roberts, SelyfTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Smith, ZadieIntroductionsecondary 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.
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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

Penguin Australia

An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.

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Tantor Media

2 editions of this book were published by Tantor Media.

Editions: 140010209X, 140010887X

 

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