Through The Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There

Through The Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There

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Overview

"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is a summer tale published by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) for the first time in July 1865. Many of the characters and adventures in that book have to with a pack of cards. "Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There" is a winter tale, which Carroll first published in December 1871. In this second tale, the characters and adventures are based on the game of chess. This book contains the famous illustrations of Sir John Tenniel, which first appeared in the original English edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781904808381
Publisher: Evertype
Publication date: 10/19/2009
Pages: 162
Sales rank: 660,249
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range: 7 - 12 Years

About the Author

Date of Birth:

January 27, 1832

Date of Death:

January 14, 1898

Place of Birth:

Daresbury, Cheshire, England

Place of Death:

Guildford, Surrey, England

Education:

Richmond School, Christ Church College, Oxford University, B.A., 1854; M.A., 1857

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Chapter One

Looking-Glass House

One thing was certain, that the white kitten had had nothing to do with it : -- it was the black kitten's fault entirely. For the white kitten had been having its face washed by the old cat for the last quarter of an hour (and bearing it pretty well, considering) ; so you see that it couldn't have had any hand in the mischief.

The way Dinah washed her childrens faces was this : first she held the poor thing down by its ear with one paw, and then with the other paw she rubbed its face all over, the wrong way, beginning at the nose : and just now, as I said, she was hard at work on the white kitten, which was lying quite still and trying to purr -- no doubt feeling that it was all meant for its good.

But the black kitten had been finished with earlier in the afternoon, and so, while Alice was sitting curled up in a corner of the great armchair, half talking to herself and half asleep, the kitten had been having a grand game of romps with the ball of worsted Alice had been trying to wind up, and had been rolling it up and down fill it had all come undone again ; and there it was, spread over the hearth-rug, all knots and tangles, with the kitten running after its own tail in the middle.

"Oh, you wicked wicked little, thing!" cried Alice, catching tip the kitten, and giving it a little kiss to make it understand that it was in disgrace. "Really, Dinah ought to have taught you better manners ! You ought, Dinah, you know you ought! " she added, looking reproachfully at the old cat, and speaking in as cross a voice as she could manage -- and then she scrambled back into thearm-chair, taking the kitten and the worsted with her, and began winding up the ball again. But she didn't get on very fast, as she was talking all the time, sometimes to the kitten, and sometimes to herself. Kitty sat very demurely on her knee, pretending to watch the progress of the winding, and now and then putting out one paw and gently touching the ball, as if it would be glad to help if it might.

"Do you know what to-morrow is, Kitty? " Alice began. "You'd have guessed if you'd been up in the window with me -- only Dinah was making you tidy, so you couldn't. I was watching the boys getting in sticks for the bonfire -- and it wants plenty of sticks, Kitty ! Only it got so cold, and it snowed so, theyhad to leave off. Never mind, Kitty, we'll go and see the bonfire to-morrow." Here Alice wound two or three turns of the worsted round the kitten's neck, just to see how it would look : this led to a scramble, in which the ball rolled down upon the floor, and yards and yards of it got unwound again.

"Do you know, I was so angry, Kitty," Alice went on, as soon as they were comfortably settled again, "when I saw all the mischief you had been doing, I was very nearly opening the window, and putting you out into the snow ! And you'd have deserved it, you little mischievous darling! What have you got to say for yourself ? Now don't interrupt me! " she went on, holding up one finger. "I'm going to tell you all your faults. Number one: you squeaked twice while Dinah was washing your face this morning. Now you can't deny it, Kitty : I heard you ! What's that you say? " (pretending that the kitten was speaking.) "Her paw went into your eye ? Well, that's your fault, for keeping your eyes open -- if you'd shut them tight up, it wouldn't have happened. Now don't make any more excuses, but listen ! Number two : you pulled Snowdrop away by the tail just as I had put down the saucer of milk before her! What, you were thirsty, were you ? How do you know she wasn't thirsty too ? Now for number three: you unwound every bit of the worsted while I wasn't looking !

"That's three faults, Kitty, and you've not been punished for any of them yet. You know I'm saving up all your punishments for Wednesday week -- Suppose they had saved up all my punishments!" she went on, talking more to herself than the kitten. "What would they do at the end of a year ? I should be sent to prison, I suppose, when the day came. Or -- let me see-- suppose each punishment was to be going without a dinner : then, when the miserable day came, I should have to go without fifty dinners at once ! Well, I shouldn't mind that much! I'd far rather go without them than cat them !

"Do you hear the snow against the windowpanes, Kitty ? How nice and soft it sounds !

Just as if some one was kissing the window all over outside. I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently ? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt ; and perhaps it says, 'Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.' And when they wake up in the summer, Kitty, they dress themselves all in green, and dance about -- whenever the wind blows -- oh, that's very pretty!" cried Alice, dropping the ball of worsted to clap her hands. "And I do so wish it was true! I'm sure the woods look sleepy in the autumn, when the leaves are getting brown.

"Kitty, can you play chess ? Now, don't smile, my dear, I'm asking it seriously. Because, when we were playing just now, you watched just as if you understood it: and when I said 'Check!' you purred! Well, it was a nice check, Kitty, and really I might have won, if it hadn't been for that nasty Knight, that came wriggling down among my pieces. Kitty, dear, let's pretend --"

Through The Looking Glass. Copyright © by Lewis Carroll. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.\

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Through the looking glass and what Alice found There 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 68 reviews.
Ryan Streeter More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like Alice in Wonderland you'll totally like this book. Over all awesome book! (And free!!!)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!! (;-) ;) :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
nieva21 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love Alice through the Looking Glass so much more than Alice in Wonderland, if that's even possible, because I love both of these, but reading this classic sequel not only showed me how Alice is tested and prodded by the eccentric friends she meets, but it shows more of her creativity coming out of her. This book teaches children that impossible can still happen, even if they doubt that it will. She's a uniquely changed character from the first work, in that she is no longer naive but has gained perspective on adapting to new people and new places. I almost wish her adventures would continue. This book should be taught as a part of language arts curriculum that's required for young children in around second and third grades. Fantastic to read, sing with, and recite the poems (that are more widely known than the first written work).
kirinsan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When Alice was thinking about the world in looking-grass,she passed through it and went there.She met various strange characters.And she experienced many strange things.I read this story when I was a child.I didn't remember it clearly,but knew rough outline,so it was easy to read.I like "Alice in wonderland" very much,but also like sequel to it,this story.
ekka on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Alice is a little girl as you know. She wandered into the looking-glass world. She met some strange characters and wandered around the world.I think she is full of adventure. If she was my neighbor, I would be excited, but I might be a little tired, because she is a restless girl. I can't understand the meanings of some poems and songs in Endlish well. If I understand it, I can enjoy this story more.
keroyon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I like Lewis Carroll's tales.This book took me to the Curious World!My favorite character is White Queen.She confused Arice by saying strange things.But dispite such serious situation, Arice had never given up.I recommend everyone to read this book, especially tocurious persons!
mizutama on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Alice is an imaginative little girl.She wondered how was the world of the looking-glass and asked for her kitten how about going there.Then,surplisingly,she throught into the looking-glass world!In this story,she met a lot of mysterious characters;the white queen,the red queen,the red king,and the talking flowes;and experienced a lot of strange things;she was told the twin's poem from memory and exchanged questions and answers with Humpty -Dumpty (the egg-man),and so on...It's difficult for me to understand story.But ¿ was interested in a back word letter in book and ¿like Humpty -Dumpty and the white knight who saved Alice from the red knight.¿ want to read again after ¿ learn about this story.
robin0520 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The mein character Alice, who is a little girl get through into looking-glass and she experience a lot of strange things.Could she go back home? This story is very humorous and fun. We cannot guess the next story. And I think it is pretty difficult to understand this story. I have ever seen this animation (¿not Desney) ,so I can understand this story. But if you don't know this story in advance, I think there are manay place where you cannot understand. Because this story is very very strange!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with this book on the first page!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fantasitic follow up of Alice's Adventure in Wonderland. I love how it kept you guessing because it wasallied up and confusion thaat you eever knew wht wwas goingto happen next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fairly unreadable on my nook it might be free but kts of no use if it cant be read its all just giberish
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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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Havn't read it yet but i herd it was good : #
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Poor quality at times. Recommended only for those tolerant souls. Otherwise, an excellent story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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