Through the Looking Glass (And What Alice Found There) by Lewis Carroll (Full Version: Maran State Books) [NOOK Book]

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Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871) is a work of children's literature by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), generally categorized as literary nonsense. It is the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865). Although it makes no reference to the events in the earlier book, 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, on Alice's birthday (May 4), uses frequent ...
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Through the Looking Glass (And What Alice Found There) by Lewis Carroll (Full Version: Maran State Books)

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Overview

Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871) is a work of children's literature by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), generally categorized as literary nonsense. It is the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865). Although it makes no reference to the events in the earlier book, 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, on Alice's birthday (May 4), 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 November 4 (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.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013717862
  • Publisher: Maran State Books
  • Publication date: 1/4/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 947,980
  • File size: 105 KB

Meet the Author

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (January 27, 1832 – January 14, 1898),
better known by the pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English author,
mathematician, logician, Anglican clergyman, 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 considered to be within the
genre of literary nonsense. His facility at word play, logic, and
fantasy has delighted audiences ranging from children to the
literary elite. But beyond this, his work has become embedded
deeply in modern culture. He has directly influenced many artists.
There are societies dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of his
works and the investigation of his life in many parts of the world
including North America, Japan, the United Kingdom, and New
Zealand. His biography has recently come under much question as a
result of what some call the "Carroll Myth."
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2012

    Sequel

    Why purchase this book for a couple of dollars when there is a free version? It is exactly the same.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 25, 2008

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There

    Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll is the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Carroll does not fail in this absurd romp through Looking-Glass Land. The story is full of the Topsy-turvey dialog that made Wonderland a classic. A fun read!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2011

    One of the best books EVER!!!:)

    I loved this book because it isn't really suposed to make a lot of sense. This is a good choice for you if you like amazing creatures and nonsensical poetry. Overall I think this book is beautifly written, well illustrated, and a classic!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2012

    I read this at least twice a year

    I never get tired of the nonsensical characters and language. I love the language and the world. Fun and whimsical.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2011

    love it

    its a really good book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    throught the looking glass

    i loved this book. one day my eye doctor was like do u like alice in wonderland.i was like ya the movie rocks.then he said yeh i like the book throught the looking glass.so i bought it and it was amazing. i loved it.so i tould all my friends.and guess who started a new tread.my eye doctor.lol

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2009

    don't let the cover fool you

    Your typical Alice book except it is done by laser printing so some of the story copy doesn't seem to print well. All black and white pictures inside. Stick with the old fashioned way of printing.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2014

    TO ALL PEOPLE WITH BAD COMMENTS

    ALL OF YOU ARE NOTHING BUT HATERS THIS BOOK IS AMAZING YOU JUST DONT HAVE A GOOD TASTE IN BOOKS LIKE ALL OF US PEOPLE THAT HAVE GOOD COMMENTS DO YOU ALL HATERS ARE SAD SACK CHUMPS >:( JUST TRY NOT TO PUT OTHER PEOPLS SPIRITS DOWN YOU ALL HATERS SHOULD BE ASHAMED

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2014

    >:(

    Can't open sample.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2014

    #blablabla

    I HATE alice in wonder land.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2014

    Jabberwocky

    Jabberwocky talky talky

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2013

    Not good.

    It seems a little piontless to even try reading. It's just a run-on from the original, which still wasn't very good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2013

    Tap here

    LOVE LEWIS CARROL!!!! he writes THE best books!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2013

    #%$&*

    Feh

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2013

    love

    good book :) love lewis carroll

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    i m alone,some1 talk 2 me!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    Press here!

    Alice in wonderland is one of my favorite stories, but i like through the looking glass better. YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Dont pay any attention to the bad comments.

    This book is great for those who will take the time and energy to understand it. It is an enchanting book, filled with adventures. Lewis Carol is an amazing writer and if you have read any of his books you will understand. Great book, read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2012

    Hunter

    Sex.

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2012

    Love!!!!!

    I love it and l'm only 8

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