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Sylvie and Bruno (Fully Illustrated) [Kindle Edition]

Lewis Carroll , LCI
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-Illustrated with forty-six high-quality Illustrations by Harry Furniss.
-Table of contents to every chapters in the book.
-Complete and formatted for kindle to improve your reading experience

Chapter 1
The narrator finds himself in a high room overlooking a public square filled with people. The room is the Warden's breakfast-saloon. The Chancellor has organised a "spontaneous" demonstration (by a rent-a-mob which seems to be confused about whether to chant "More bread, less taxes" or "Less bread, more taxes"). Bruno enters briefly, looking for Sylvie. The Chancellor delivers a speech. The narrator follows Bruno into the study, where he climbs on to the Warden's knee, next to Sylvie. The Warden tells them that the Professor has finally returned from his long wanderings in search of health. They set off for the Library, where the Professor tells them about his concerns with the barometer and with "horizontal weather". The Professor then leads the children back to the saloon.
Chapter 2
The narrator finds himself in a train compartment, which a veiled young lady has just entered. He is on his way to see Arthur, a doctor friend, for a consultation; he rereads Arthur's letter, and absent-mindedly repeats out loud its last line, "Do you believe in Fate?" The lady laughs, and a conversation ensues. The scene changes abruptly to the breakfast-saloon, in which the Professor is explaining his plunge-bath invention to the Sub-Warden, his wife, her son, the Chancellor, Warden, Sylvie, and Bruno.
Chapter 3
The Chancellor tries to persuade the Warden to elevate the Sub-Warden to Vice-Warden. The Warden asks the Sub-Warden for a private talk. The Sub-Warden's wife asks the Professor about his Lecture, suggesting a Fancy Dress Ball. He gives Sylvie a birthday present: a pincushion. Uggug throws butter over Sylvie. The Sub-Warden distracts his wife by saying a pig is in the garden; the Chancellor drags Uggug out by his ear.
Chapter 4
The Warden agrees to the changes. After he has signed the Agreement and left (to become Monarch of Fairyland), the Chancellor, Vice-Warden and his wife laugh about how they have deceived him, the document having been altered at the last minute to give the Vice-Warden dictatorial powers. A beggar appears beneath the window; Uggug and his mother throw water over him. Bruno tries to throw him some food, but he has gone.
Chapter 5
The narrator wakes up, and he and the lady discuss ghosts. They change trains at Fayfield Junction; he notices her name on her luggage: Lady Muriel Orme. An old tramp is sent on his way. The narrator falls asleep again, and hears the first stanza of the Mad Gardener's Song. The Gardener directs Sylvie and Bruno after the beggar. They give him cake, and he leads them to an underground octagonal room lined with creepers bearing fruit and flowers. His clothes transform, and they find it is their father.
Chapter 6
He says they are in Elfland. Bruno tries to eat the fruit (Phlizz) but it has no taste. Their father shows Sylvie two lockets, one blue ("All will love Sylvie") and one red ("Sylvie will love all"). She chooses the red. The narrator finds himself at the railway station of his destination, Elveston. On arriving at Arthur's house, he tells him of Lady Muriel Orme, and it turns out that Arthur knows her and is in love with her. The narrator falls asleep again, and hears the Chancellor warn the Vice-Warden that the Ambassador of Elfland has arrived and that they will need to convince him that Uggug is Bruno, or as able as Bruno.

About the Author

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by the pseudonym Lewis Carroll, was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, as well as the poems "The Hunting of the Snark" and "Jabberwocky", all examples of the genre of literary nonsense.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4203 KB
  • Print Length: 139 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 148192611X
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Literally Classics Illustrated Ebooks (23 April 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JWZSPG0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #800,213 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This book is my all time favorite book! In the beginning it's a little hard to follow, but keep reading and you're hooked! I love how the childern are the stars of the book. The way Bruno talks is soo cute! This book touches on very natural things, but it presents them in a wonderfully different view. It has a feel to it that no other book has. The plot is there, but it's very vague so that the book is very relaxed and open-minded. If you like Sylvie and Bruno, Sylvie and Bruno Concluded is a must! My favorite part of the book is how wonderfully it concludes and leaves you perfectly content, yet a little bit of wonder still lingers. From all angles, this book is one of a kind!
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you could give 6 stars, this book would have it! 18 Dec 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This book is my all time favorite book! In the beginning it's a little hard to follow, but keep reading and you're hooked! I love how the childern are the stars of the book. The way Bruno talks is soo cute! This book touches on very natural things, but it presents them in a wonderfully different view. It has a feel to it that no other book has. The plot is there, but it's very vague so that the book is very relaxed and open-minded. If you like Sylvie and Bruno, Sylvie and Bruno Concluded is a must! My favorite part of the book is how wonderfully it concludes and leaves you perfectly content, yet a little bit of wonder still lingers. From all angles, this book is one of a kind!
5.0 out of 5 stars A cinematic imagination, wholesome and satirical: make a film! 24 Sep 2014
By bmuse - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
"Chaos" is the word that author Lewis Carroll resorts to in his apologetic confession of a preface to "Sylvie and Bruno." He states that this book has been more or less thrown together. In my opinion, there is not only intelligence, but genius, at work here. The emphasis is on pushing the envelope and testing what is possible, rather than refining and reducing the book and forcing it into some conventional mold. The pieces and chunks that have been strung together show that the author is capable of refinement and order. This idea of a book as a safe arena in which to wreak havoc, is bound to offend some readers, and so it has done from its publication to the present day.

"The Mad Gardener's Song," should you encounter it in some anthology of Lewis Carroll's poetry, comes from here; and the gardener himself is an important device to move the plot along and to keep various characters connected to each other between separations. You have to read both sections of "Sylvie and Bruno" in order to see how the plot is fulfilled; the first section alone will not fill you in.

Some frustrated readers have protested the blindingly swift transitions in which the narrator begins in one world -- for example, the ordinary human world that is his home -- then finds himself in the Imperial Court of Outland (Carroll satire reigns supreme there) or near the road to the realm of the Elven-King, a force for right and good who could have stepped from a George MacDonald fairy tale (MacDonald and the author known as "Carroll" were colleagues and friends). I look at those same transitions from setting to setting, and I see cinematic technique before cinema was even invented.

I haven't even begun to tell you that when Carroll is comic, in this book, he is hilarious, his satire as juicy and tart as ever. The ending, however, is neither satirical nor comical. That alone puts off some of the Alice In Wonderland fanciers. But as an admirer of George MacDonald myself, I rejoice in the conclusion: "It is Love." Not for everybody -- but those of us who like it, would LOVE to see it on film.
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5.0 out of 5 stars amazing book 10 July 2012
By kalieyes - Published on Amazon.com
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This was one of the best books I have read in a long time. I expected a lot since it is a book by Lewis Carroll and my expectations were met and more. Definitely a must have and a must read, Carroll fan or not.
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