Through the Looking-Glass: and What Alice Found There

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Through the Looking-Glass.

By Lewis Carroll.

Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871) is a novel by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865). Set some six months later than the earlier book, Alice again enters a fantastical world, this time by climbing through a ...

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Overview

The Timeless Classic.

Complete Edition.

Through the Looking-Glass.

By Lewis Carroll.

Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871) is a novel by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865). Set some six months later than the earlier book, Alice again enters a fantastical world, this time by climbing through a mirror into the world that she can see beyond it. Though not quite as popular as Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass includes such celebrated verses as "Jabberwocky" and "The Walrus and the Carpenter", and the episode involving Tweedledum and Tweedledee.

Alice is playing with a white kitten (whom she calls "Snowdrop") and a black kitten (whom she calls "Kitty")-the offspring of Dinah, Alice's cat in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland-when she ponders what the world is like on the other side of a mirror's reflection. Climbing up on the fireplace mantel, she pokes at the wall-hung mirror behind the fireplace and discovers, to her surprise, that she is able to step through it to an alternative world. In this reflected version of her own house, she finds a book with looking-glass poetry, "Jabberwocky", whose reversed printing she can read only by holding it up to the mirror. She also observes that the chess pieces have come to life, though they remain small enough for her to pick up.

Upon leaving the house (where it had been a cold, snowy night), she enters a sunny spring garden where the flowers have the power of human speech; they perceive Alice as being a "flower that can move about." Elsewhere in the garden, Alice meets the Red Queen, who is now human-sized, and who impresses Alice with her ability to run at breathtaking speeds. This is a reference to the chess rule that queens are able to move any number of vacant squares at once, in any direction, which makes them the most "agile" of pieces.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781502955951
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/24/2014
  • Pages: 90
  • Sales rank: 751,813
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.19 (d)

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Lewis Carroll
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (27 January 1832 - 14 January 1898), better known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll, was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, which includes the poem Jabberwocky, and the poem The Hunting of the Snark, all examples of the genre of literary nonsense. He is noted for his facility at word play, logic, and fantasy. 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.

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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