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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
  

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

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This immensely witty and unique story mixes satire and puzzles, comedy and anxiety, to provide an astute depiction of the experience of childhood. It's the story of Alice, a bright and inquisitive child. One boring summer afternoon she follows a white rabbit down a rabbit-hole. At the bottom she finds herself in a bizarre world full of strange creatures, and attends a very strange tea party and croquet match.

If you like Lewis Carroll you might also like to read books by J. R. R. Tolkien.


The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. This anniversary edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland includes John Tenniel’s well-known engravings, the sequel Through the Looking Glass, and a facsimile of Alice’s Adventures Under Ground, an early manuscript version of a novel that was also illustrated by Lewis Carroll.
~ The Good Book Guide

Synopsis

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

Celebrate 150 Years of Alice. Alice is one of the most beloved characters of English writing. A bright and inquisitive child, one boring summer afternoon she follows a white rabbit down a rabbit-hole. At the bottom she finds herself in a bizarre world full of strange creatures, and attends a very strange tea party and croquet match. This immensely witty and unique story mixes satire and puzzles, comedy and anxiety, to provide an astute depiction of the experience of childhood.

Reviews

'A book of wonder and nonsense laced with lethal wit' Guardian

'Without these two books in my childhood I doubt whether my imagination would have developed at all' -- Kate Atkinson

'A marvellous confidence in the primacy of the imagination' -- Will Self

'Two nightmare destinations. Wonderland and Looking Glass. The more I read these books, the darker they shine. Carroll operates on language like a cruel, crazy surgeon' -- Jeff Noon

'Precise, dream-like, subversive' -- Quentin Blake Independent on Sunday

About the Author

Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll's real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. He was born on 27th January 1832 at Daresbury in Cheshire. He studied at Christ Church, Oxford University and later became a mathematics lecturer there. He wrote Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking Glass (1872) for the daughters of the Dean of Christ Church. He was very fond of puzzles and some readers have found mathematical jokes and codes hidden in his Alice books. His other works include Phantasmagoria and Other Poems (1869), The Hunting of the Snark (1876), Rhyme? And Reason? (1882), The Game of Logic (1887) and Sylvie and Bruno (1889, 1893). Dodgson was also an influential photographer. He died on 14th January 1898.

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Book Info

Publication date

2nd August 2007

Author

Lewis Carroll

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Author's Website

www.lewiscarroll.org/carrol...

Publisher

Vintage Classics an imprint of Vintage Publishing

Format

Paperback
336 pages

Categories

Kids' Books
Alice 150th
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Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

ISBN

9780099512073

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