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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

18 out of 33 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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Most Helpful Critical Review

10 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

Classic story ruined by lousy art

I'll never understand why anyone would want to re-illustrate a book whose illustrations are as iconic as the book itself. John Tenneil's work on the original books needs no replacing and certainly not with the mess I'm confronted with here. Camille Rose Garcia may hav...
I'll never understand why anyone would want to re-illustrate a book whose illustrations are as iconic as the book itself. John Tenneil's work on the original books needs no replacing and certainly not with the mess I'm confronted with here. Camille Rose Garcia may have a place in the world of art. I'm sure there are those who like this sort of thing and I can see where something could be made of such a style. What *cannot* be made from it is a decent representation of Alice and the denizens of Wonderland. By making *everything* crazy and over-the-top, Garcia destroys the dichotomy of the story of normal Alice amongst the strageness of Wonderland.

Take my advice. Avoid this edition and stick to those that use the original Tenniel illustrations.

posted by Rhindle_The_Red on February 3, 2010

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  • Posted February 3, 2010

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    Classic story ruined by lousy art

    I'll never understand why anyone would want to re-illustrate a book whose illustrations are as iconic as the book itself. John Tenneil's work on the original books needs no replacing and certainly not with the mess I'm confronted with here. Camille Rose Garcia may have a place in the world of art. I'm sure there are those who like this sort of thing and I can see where something could be made of such a style. What *cannot* be made from it is a decent representation of Alice and the denizens of Wonderland. By making *everything* crazy and over-the-top, Garcia destroys the dichotomy of the story of normal Alice amongst the strageness of Wonderland.

    Take my advice. Avoid this edition and stick to those that use the original Tenniel illustrations.

    10 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 22, 2011

    Illegible

    The formatting makes it impossible to read.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    Horrible

    Why cant you give no stars it was absoluly horrible this is what it looks like
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    6 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2013

    Anonymous

    Bad book random lines from random pages too many mistakes I tell you its BAD

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    No story

    No story, just pics and odd lines from random pages

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 6, 2011

    Not a good book

    Its hard to understand!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2012

    # of mistakes

    I counted over 311 mistakes

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2011

    Bad

    never read this book!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2011

    audiobook is not nook compatible

    The audiobook mentioned was a selling point for me. It isn't a file, but a text internet address on the very last page of the ebook that the nook does not recognize as a hyperlink. Apparently this guy Sam Ngo went and found the free ebook with illustrations and also found a free audiobook file on an archive website somewhere and wrote out the file's internet address on the last page of the book and epub'd it. You would have to look up the file online from your computer, download the audiobook and physically hook up your nook to transfer the file from your computer to your nook. So why pay this guy 1.99? Just go out and find the free files yourself. Probably deleting this. Oh and you have to laugh when the guy says "money back guaranteed... just email us" and then he doesn't give you and email address.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2014

    Worst

    Worst book ever and i read evrething

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2014

    Alices adventures

    I have not read this yet but does this book have 'Alice in wonderland' and 'Through the looking glass? If someone would kindly reply, please title the post 'About the book'. Plaese and thankyou!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2013

    DiamondSolace review #2 DiamondSolace review#2

    So apparently I was VERY wrong about my last review, there are more than a few errors, the whole thing is illegible (unreadable).

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2012

    Dont buy

    Not real book

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2012

    ?...

    Creeppy freaking picture

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2012

    REALLY

    Do you know how many misakes there is

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 20, 2011

    Unreadable

    After the first few pages (Cover, Title page, contents) I also have random characters with the sporadic word or sentence.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 15, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Unreadable!

    Garbage content.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 18, 2011

    bottom line i would not recomend it to a friend

    not so good it's not like the original story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2011

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