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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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15 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

Of Facts and Chaos

Alice in Wonderland is an imaginative satire on the British education system of the nineteenth century. The unreasonable environment in which the story takes place exemplifies all the shortcomings of the British education system as seen by Lewis Carroll, evident in the...
Alice in Wonderland is an imaginative satire on the British education system of the nineteenth century. The unreasonable environment in which the story takes place exemplifies all the shortcomings of the British education system as seen by Lewis Carroll, evident in the often inverted situations Alice constantly encounters throughout the course of the story. It is clearly evident in this story that Lewis Carroll questioned the worth of British education. Pandemonium seems to omnipresent throughout the entire story. The fantastic qualities of the setting in conjunction with Alice¿s character traits allow for the most unreasonable events to occur. Thus, the conditions favor events that are more bizarre. Had the principles of a more solid education been engrained in Alice, the story would probably have ended abruptly as soon as she realized the ridiculousness of it all. However, because she was not adequately educated, the British education reflected in her actions and speech. Oftentimes, she refers to knowledge of subjects that she learns in school, but it would all come out wrong. Her knowledge of science is obviously incorrect and the verses she recites have substituted words that completely distort the verse. Yet through her warped reasoning and the aid of the chaotic environment, she is somehow able to make sense of it all! Clearly, these anomalies suggest that the British education system was far from useful and adequate during the nineteenth century. Although presented in the imaginative manner of a children¿s book, the message embedded within Alice in Wonderland is still clear. Only with British education of the nineteenth century can people go through an experience like that of Alice, unable to realize the ridiculousness surrounding them.

posted by Anonymous on November 11, 2006

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5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Illegible

The formatting makes it impossible to read.

posted by PhilMarlowe on August 22, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

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    I dont know if it is a good book so somebody please tell me!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 14, 2012

    Ummmm

    I don't even know why I gave this book a three. I didn't even feel like finishing it and so I didn't.... I guess maybe I just felt weird for judging it too harshly as everyone seems to love this book. Also I know how Alice Through the Looking Glass ends and so I find this world of Wonderland interesting.... But Alice I just did not find interesting at all. For a character that is partrayed as so powerful in the movies she sure is dull in this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2011

    Table of contents doesn't work

    The table of contents does not show chapter names. And the links do not work right... doesn't take you to the page that it says it will. Pictures nice, but not really navigatible.

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  • Posted March 19, 2010

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    A Timeless Classic

    First I read an abridged version without realizing it and found it to be very dull. I kept thinking "This is a classic???". I got this unabridged version free for the Nook one day at B&N and noticed right away that there were 3 times as many pages. I started to read it and immediately noticed new content. All the songs and poetry were removed from the abridged version. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this version. Although it makes me wonder what other abridged classics I have read???

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  • Posted February 24, 2009

    great book

    "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is a fantasy for kids who enjoy reading. The book is written by Lewis Carroll and published by Sterling with 136 pages in it.
    Alice follows a white rabbit and ends up in a long hole. She ends up in a land called Wonderland where she meets: a footman that's really a fish, the Gryphon, the Queen of Hearts, the Dormouse, the March Hare, Mad Hatter, the Duchess, and the Cheshire cat as she makes her way home. She later meets them again in court where she disguises herself as Crotchet. Toward the end, she finds out something wonderful.
    This book is good for kids who love adventure. It isn't too difficult to read and I find it interesting because of all the odd characters.

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