Through the Looking Glass [NOOK Book]

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world (Wonderland) populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as children.It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre, and its narrative ...
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Through the Looking Glass

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Overview

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world (Wonderland) populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as children.It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre, and its narrative course and structure have been enormously influential, especially in the fantasy genre.This is part 2 of alice in wonderland..
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148669098
  • Publisher: Randall Sanders Publishing Co.
  • Publication date: 8/10/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 344 KB

Meet the Author

Dodgson's family was predominantly northern English, with Irish connections. Conservative and High Church Anglican, most of Dodgson's ancestors were army officers or Church of England clergymen. His great-grandfather, also Charles Dodgson, had risen through the ranks of the church to become Bishop of Elphin. His grandfather, another Charles, had been an army captain, killed in action in Ireland in 1803, when his two sons were hardly more than babies. His mother's name was Frances Jane Lutwidge.
The elder of these sons – yet another Charles Dodgson – was Carroll's father. He reverted to the other family tradition and took holy orders. He went to Westminster School, and thence to Christ Church, Oxford. He was mathematically gifted and won a double first degree, which could have been the prelude to a brilliant academic career. Instead he married his first cousin in 1827 and became a country parson.
Dodgson was born in the little parsonage of Daresbury in Cheshire near the towns of Warrington and Runcorn, the eldest boy but already the third child of the four-and-a-half-year-old marriage. Eight more children were to follow. When Charles was 11, his father was given the living of Croft-on-Tees in North Yorkshire, and the whole family moved to the spacious Rectory. This remained their home for the next twenty-five years.
Young Charles' father was an active and highly conservative clergyman of the Anglican church who later became Archdeacon of Richmond and involved himself, sometimes influentially, in the intense religious disputes that were dividing the Anglican church. He was High Church, inclining to Anglo-Catholicism, an admirer of Newman and the Tractarian movement, and did his best to instill such views in his children. Young Charles was to develop an ambiguous relationship with his father's values and with the Anglican church as a whole.
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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 July 24, 2014

    Great book!

    It is a tad confusing, but its still one of my fav books. Funny and interesting, and highly recomended :o)

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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

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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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 25, 2014

    Hu

    Hu

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2014

    Jabberwocky

    Jabberwocky talky talky

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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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 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 7 people found this review helpful.

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