Through the Looking-Glass

Through the Looking-Glass

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Overview

Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll

When Trough the Looking glass was published in 1871, readers were as delighted with that book as they were with Lewis Carroll's first masterpiece, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. In the topsy-turvy world that lies beyond the looking-glass, Alice meets such fantastical characters as Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Humpty Dumpty, and the Jabberwock.

For over 120 years John Tenniel's superb illustrations have been the perfect complement to Lewis Carroll's timeless story. This is the first edition of Looking-glass to reproduce Tenniel's exquisite drawings from engravings taken directly from the original woodblocks. Here, Tenniel's fine line work is far crisper, delicate shadings are reproduced with more subtlety, and details never seen before are now visible.

The pictures for the first edition of Looking-glass were created by transferring the artist's drawings to woodblocks. These original blocks served as masters from which metal plates were made for printing. Unfortunately, these plates deteriorated from the repeated pressure applied during the printing process, and over time, many of the fine lines in Tenniel's pictures simply vanished.

The original woodblocks disappeared and were believed lost; then, in 1985 they were discovered in a London bank vault. Now, for the first time, engravings from these woodblocks have been used to produce a deluxe gift edition. At last, readers can see the Looking-glass that Carroll and Tenniel had originally intended.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780141330075
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 03/17/2011
Series: Puffin Classics Series
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 141,804
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

Lewis Carroll, born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-98), grew up in Cheshire in the village of Daresbury, the son of a parish priest. He was a brilliant mathematician, a skilled photographer and a meticulous letter and diary writer. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, inspired by Alice Liddell, the daughter of the Dean of Christ Church in Oxford, was published in 1865, followed by Through the Looking-Glass in 1867. He wrote numerous stories and poems for children including the nonsense poem The Hunting of the Snark and fairy stories Sylvie and Bruno.

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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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why purchase this book for a couple of dollars when there is a free version? It is exactly the same.
civilwargirl More than 1 year ago
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!
Grace Morton More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I never get tired of the nonsensical characters and language. I love the language and the world. Fun and whimsical.
Anonymous 6 months ago
So good that you die
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It is a tad confusing, but its still one of my fav books. Funny and interesting, and highly recomended :o)
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It seems a little piontless to even try reading. It's just a run-on from the original, which still wasn't very good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVE LEWIS CARROL!!!! he writes THE best books!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good book :) love lewis carroll
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Alice in wonderland is one of my favorite stories, but i like through the looking glass better. YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it and l'm only 8
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