Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There (Illustrated) [NOOK Book]

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Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871) is a work of literature by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson). It is the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865). The themes and settings of Through the Looking-Glass make it a kind of mirror image of Wonderland: the first book begins outdoors, in the warm month of May (4 May), uses frequent changes in size as a plot device, and draws on the imagery of playing cards; the second opens indoors on a snowy, wintry night exactly six months ...
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Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There (Illustrated)

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Overview

Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871) is a work of literature by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson). It is the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865). The themes and settings of Through the Looking-Glass make it a kind of mirror image of Wonderland: the first book begins outdoors, in the warm month of May (4 May), uses frequent changes in size as a plot device, and draws on the imagery of playing cards; the second opens indoors on a snowy, wintry night exactly six months later, on 4 November (the day before Guy Fawkes Night), uses frequent changes in time and spatial directions as a plot device, and draws on the imagery of chess. In it, there are many mirror themes, including opposites, time running backwards, and so on.

Whereas the first book has the deck of cards as a theme, this book is based on a game of chess, played on a giant chessboard with fields for squares. Most main characters in the story are represented by a chess piece or animals, with Alice herself being a pawn.

The looking-glass world is divided into sections by brooks or streams, with the crossing of each brook usually signifying a notable change in the scene and action of the story: the brooks represent the divisions between squares on the chessboard, and Alice's crossing of them signifies advancing of her piece one square. Furthermore, since the brook-crossings do not always correspond to the beginning and ends of chapters, most editions of the book visually represent the crossings by breaking the text with several lines of asterisks ( * * * ). The sequence of moves (white and red) is not always followed. The most extensive treatment of the chess motif in Carroll's novel is provided in Glen Downey's The Truth About Pawn Promotion: The Development of the Chess Motif in Victorian Fiction.

The characters of Hatta and Haigha (pronounced as the English would have said "hatter" and "hare") make an appearance, and are pictured (by Sir John Tenniel, not by Carroll) to resemble their Wonderland counterparts, the Hatter and the March Hare. However, Alice does not recognise them as such.
Dinah, Alice's cat, also makes a return – this time with her two kittens; Kitty (the black one) and Snowdrop (the white one). At the end of the book they are associated with the Red Queen and the White Queen respectively in the looking-glass world.

Though she does not appear, Alice's sister is mentioned. In both Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, there are puns and quips about two non-existing characters, Nobody and Somebody. Paradoxically, the gnat calls Alice an old friend, though it was never introduced in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015551020
  • Publisher: Balefire Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/3/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 245
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson ( 27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), 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. He is noted for his facility at word play, logic, and fantasy, and there are societies in many parts of the world (including the United Kingdom, Japan, the United States, and New Zealand) dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of his works and the investigation of his life.
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  • Posted January 17, 2011

    the original is great

    the major problems with this nook book are as follows... 1. most words are spelled wrong 2. there are random numbers and words in the middle of lines that don't belong there 3. there are so many of these mistakes it's almost impossible to read.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    M

    So far i believe this book is very intriguing. I enjoyed learning the different parts of the life of a girl that i came to know and love as a young child. Btw im 14 and i have awesome grammar!!! (;-) ;) :)

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2012

    Not a great copy.

    I loce this book, but this copy of it is barely enjoyable because of the botched formatting. You may try it, but I don't recommend it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    A good read

    If you like Alice in Wonderland you'll totally like this book. Over all awesome book! (And free!!!)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2013

    Lola

    It dose not shoe the cov.........


    But book self is good

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2013

    I am a idoit :(

    I did something stupid that i wasn't sopost to do i am so sad that i don't want to read :( :(

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2012

    Bad scans, broken images

    Not the worst I've seen here, as pages are somewhat readable, but it's definitely striving to be among the others in the bottom of the trash heap.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2012

    Lots of bad scanned text

    Another horrible scan :/ The search for a decent one in this store continues...

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    :P

    Its free. See for your self.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2014

    Unreadable scan

    The text has apparently not been proofread or edited at all after scanning. It is full of scanning errors including misspelled words, unrelated symbols, extraneous spaces and empty lines, and blocks of text which are out of order.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2013

    Jarvis

    Havn't read it yet but i herd it was good
    : #

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2013

    Do the mostakes mess it up

    Is it worth reading????????

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2013

    Good

    This is a really good ook.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    Definiteley should be rated with three stars

    The story as charming as ever, but this book has quite a few errors as the dwscription said

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    Awful

    The words are mispelled and it is hardly elligible

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    Through the looking glass

    Quite good for a free book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2012

    Okay..

    Poor quality at times. Recommended only for those tolerant souls. Otherwise, an excellent story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2012

    Great.

    This was the best! I loved it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2012

    Fre but poor OCR capture.

    The story is wonderfull as you probably know. This version has illistrations. On the other hand, it is a rather poor OCR capture of a New York public library book. Sections are jibberish characters. Page brakes are not well controlled, with page headers interspersed in the text.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2012

    Tell me please

    Can someone say if it is a good book or not please?????????

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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