Through The Looking Glass and What Alice Found There

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"She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it)."

A sequel to 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the book tells of Alice's experiences when she climbs through a mirror to discover a bizarre fantasy world on the other side of the glass.

In looking-glass land everything is reversed, just as reflections are reversed in a mirror. Brooks and ...

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"She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it)."

A sequel to 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the book tells of Alice's experiences when she climbs through a mirror to discover a bizarre fantasy world on the other side of the glass.

In looking-glass land everything is reversed, just as reflections are reversed in a mirror. Brooks and hedges divide the land into a checker-board, and Alice finds herself a white pawn in the whimsical and fantastic game of chess that constitutes the bulk of the story. On her trip to the eighth square, where she at last becomes a queen, Alice meets talking flowers, looking-glass insects , a man in a white paper suit, such nursery rhyme characters as Humpty Dumpty and the Lion and the Unicorn, and many others, including Tweedledum and Tweededee and the White Knight.

Lewis Carroll's much-anaylzed poem 'Jabberwocky' makes its first appearance in 'Through The Looking Glass.'

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781499583076
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/16/2014
  • Pages: 92
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.19 (d)

Meet the Author

Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll
It's possible that if Lewis Carroll had never met Alice Liddell, he might have enjoyed a more peaceful lifetime and an obscure legacy. But his whimsical inventiveness touched everything he did, and a story he made up one afternoon for a little girl became one of literature's great classics, Alice in Wonderland.

Biography

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll, was a man of diverse interests -- in mathematics, logic, photgraphy, art, theater, religion, medicine, and science. He was happiest in the company of children for whom he created puzzles, clever games, and charming letters.

As all Carroll admirers know, his book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865), became an immediate success and has since been translated into more than eighty languages. The equally popular sequel Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, was published in 1872.

The Alice books are but one example of his wide ranging authorship. The Hunting of the Snark, a classic nonsense epic (1876) and Euclid and His Modern Rivals, a rare example of humorous work concerning mathematics, still entice and intrigue today's students. Sylvie and Bruno, published toward the end of his life contains startling ideas including an 1889 description of weightlessness.

The humor, sparkling wit and genius of this Victorian Englishman have lasted for more than a century. His books are among the most quoted works in the English language, and his influence (with that of his illustrator, Sir John Tenniel) can be seen everywhere, from the world of advertising to that of atomic physics.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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    1. Also Known As:
      Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (real name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      January 27, 1832
    2. Place of Birth:
      Daresbury, Cheshire, England
    1. Date of Death:
      January 14, 1898
    2. Place of Death:
      Guildford, Surrey, England

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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!!! (;-) ;) :)

    2 out of 4 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 4 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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