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Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice…

Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There (original 1871; edition 1993)

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

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Title:Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There
Authors:Lewis Carroll (Author)
Other authors:John Tenniel (Illustrator)
Info:HarperCollins (1993), 240 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:youth, classics

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Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll (1871)

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Alice dreams a creative, witty mirror-world behind the looking-glass, where nursery rhymes come to life, scenes and creatures shapeshift, phrases are taken literally, mad ideas, puzzles and silly poetry abound. But. While Alice herself is charming and considerate, everyone she encounters is self-absorbed, mad, and often mean. They constantly interrupt, lecture, patronize her, put her down, correct her, talk at her. I felt like I was in a suffocating nightmare. Despite the brilliance of the word-play, I could not wait for it to end. ( )
  Gezemice | Oct 29, 2018 |
Alright this was very confusing. I understand why people don't really talk about this one...there were just different stories and characters that bumped into each other and it feels like it doesn't have any purpose. ( )
  Denicbt | Feb 5, 2018 |
Alice and her cat Dinah step through the looking glass and enter a kingdom of strange creatures and have many adventures. Every once in a while you must re-read these classics. ( )
  etxgardener | Jan 2, 2018 |
  SteppLibrary | Sep 27, 2017 |
4.5 stars. Going into it, I expected that I was only going to enjoy select parts of this book. I'm pleased to say that I was wrong! Though the majority of this book is nonsensical, the word play throughout is so fun and endearing. I really loved the whimsy. ( )
  ReadandFindOut | Sep 23, 2017 |
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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
CanaiderIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Engelsman, SofiaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Goodacre, Selwyn H.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ingpen, RobertIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kincaid, James R.Forewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Marsh, JamesCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Matsier, NicolaasTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Moser, BarryIllustratorsecondary 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.
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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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140620877, Paperback)

I had sent my heroine straight down a rabbit-hole ...without the least idea what was to happen afterwards,' wrote Charles Dodgson, describing how Alice was conjured up one 'golden afternoon' in 1862 to entertain his child-friend Alice Liddell. His dream worlds of nonsensical Wonderland and the back-to-front Looking-Glass kingdom depict order turned upside-down: a baby turns into a pig; time is abandoned at a disordered tea-party; and a chaotic game of chess makes a seven-year-old girl a Queen. But amongst the anarchic humour and sparkling word play, puzzles, paradoxes and riddles, are poignant moments of elegiac nostalgia for lost childhood. Startlingly original and experimental, the Alice books provide readers with a double window on both child and adult worlds.

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After climbing through the mirror in her room, Alice enters a world similar to a chess board where she experiences many curious adventures with its fantastic inhabitants.

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