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Through the Looking-Glass (Alice in Wonderland)
 
 

Through the Looking-Glass (Alice in Wonderland) [Kindle Edition]

Lewis Carroll
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Source of legend and lyric, reference and conjecture, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is, for most children, pure pleasure in prose. While adults try to decipher Lewis Carroll's putative use of complex mathematical codes in the text, or debate his alleged use of opium, young readers simply dive with Alice through the rabbit hole, pursuing "The dream-child moving through a land / Of wonders wild and new". There they encounter the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts, the Mock Turtle and the Mad Hatter, together with a multitude of other characters--extinct, fantastical and commonplace creatures. Alice journeys through this Wonderland, trying to fathom the meaning of her strange experiences. But they turn out to be "curiouser and curiouser", seemingly without moral or sense.

For more than 130 years, children have revelled in the delightfully non-moralistic, non-educational virtues of this classic. In fact, at every turn Alice's new companions scoff at her traditional education. The Mock Turtle, for example, remarks that he took the "regular course" in school: Reeling, Writhing and branches of Arithmetic--Ambition, Distraction, Uglification and Derision. Carroll believed John Tenniel's illustrations were as important as his text. Naturally, Carroll's instincts were good; the masterful drawings, reproduced here, are inextricably tied to the well-loved story. (All ages)

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'Through the Looking-Glass' is recognized by the American Library Association as one of their 2007 Notable Children's Recordings. -- The Story Circle "American Library Association"

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 11302 KB
  • Print Length: 130 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0486408787
  • Publisher: Dover Publications (2 Feb 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A73AC1M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #317,658 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
I have said it all before for the companion "Wonderland" volume, but I'll paste it here again.

Among the countless editions of Carroll's classics to have come out over the years, I don't think any beats Macmillan's. Generally speaking, Carroll's own publisher seems to take much pride in being the originator of this masterpiece and have always presented the book in the most faithful manners to Carroll's and Tenniel's original visions. With the advent of a new age in publishings everything is required to jump out at the progressively wanting in concentration youngsters with really rather explosive brilliancy and exuberance. So here Macmillan has at last commissioned the remainders of Tenniel's illustrations not coloured by Theaker to be coloured in a complementary hand. The result is an all-new sparkling edition, larger than any they have previously published and quite decidedly more sparkling. Incidentally, the demand of full-coloured illustrations in-and-amongst the text has, coincidentally enough, reverted the book to its original sumptuous quality paper unseen for years. This with Macmillan's laudable continued commitment to offer the world the book in as close an appearance to what Carroll intended as possible - with great intregrity in the typeset and positioning of the text and illustrations - ultimately created a highly collectable edition. In the reissued papaerback edition of this one, Philip Pullman commends the colouring of the illustrations fro having defied his apprehension in such a tampering with what work perfectly in black-and-white. It does not little of its eccentric, Victorian charms, but still delights admirers of the original notwithstanding.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
This beatifully produced little book contains Lewis Carroll's classic work of inverted logic (or nonsense ) which needs no comment from me. The drawings by Mervyn Peake are a lot darker in nature than the more familiar ones by Tenniel, but if you enjoyed Gormenghast you will find them very much to your taste.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Emma Fernandez Schmidt great book revew 6 May 2008
Format:Hardcover
If you like imaginative, funny, and non -putting- down stories, then Alice Through the Looking glass is the book for you. This is the 2nd book Lewis Carol wrote.
Alice goes to bed and finds out that she can travel through her dreams! Travel with Alice through the strange world called " REFLECTION ".
This is one of my favourite books. I like this book because he uses these words mimes, door post, natural, and curiously. I also like the way Lewis Carol expressed and thought what the characters were going to say. This book would be for 8 and over.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Full English Version 17 April 2012
By N. Hunt
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Although part of the title is in French, the book is in English.
The introduction pages are also in French.
This was the only free version I could find for Kindle.
I read the book when I was younger, and thought I may read it again on my Kindle.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Illustrations aren't very good 29 Mar 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I love Lewis Caroll and the Alice books, so my two stars is not about the content.

I am very disappointed in the illustrations in this edition. They are very small and very unclear.

I would suggest getting a different edition, and I'm sure there is a better one out there.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Alice - with Helen Oxenbury's illustrations 30 Oct 2009
Format:Hardcover
I love this version of Alice. Helen Oxenbury has captured the characters in her usual loveable humorous style. This will appeal to modern children because Alice looks a child of today, but the layout and print are also big, attractive, slightly quirky - it's going to take its place as one of the great Alice's and will help another generation to identify with and enjoy this wonderful old classic.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as illustrated as you might expect 4 Oct 2014
By Doktor Futtocks VINE VOICE
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have no criticism of the book itself, as it is a madcap tale which is as fun to read now as it was the first time.

However, the description of it as an 'illustrated' edition may end up disappointing buyers, at least of the Kindle edition. You get some simple, undistinguished sketches of the author at the beginning and end of the book, and not the illustrations of the characters you might reasonably expect by artists like Tenniel, Peake or Steadman.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars *charming* 30 Oct 2009
Format:Hardcover
Lovely classic illustrations and simple, perfect layout, brilliant for adults and children, a realy nice item.
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Good value, much cheaper but smaller than the Evertype version. If its a book you want to keep buy Evertype
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gorgeous book, lovely illustrations. perfect & just as I had expected. arrived in loads of time. very happy with this purchase as it was bought as a match for "Alice in... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Siobhan Whyte
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful!
You can never go wrong with a Lewis Carol book. Always highly imaginative, turning logic on its head. . .
Published 11 months ago by Maisie
4.0 out of 5 stars Caz
Interesting read. Longer than Alice In Wonderland, but still a really fun read. I would recommend this to Alice In Wonderland fans.
Published 11 months ago by Caz
5.0 out of 5 stars Lewis Carroll Hits the Jackpot Again!
This book is a little harder than the original "Alice in Wonderland", so I am keeping it for my 9 year old grandchild to be a little older. Read more
Published 13 months ago by S. M. Couper
5.0 out of 5 stars More surreal that Wonderland
Cannot recommend this book enough it is a joyous celebration of logic and language and should be compulsory bed time reading for both adults and children. Read more
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