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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (Signet Classics)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass - Signet Classics
Author: Lewis Carroll
Journey to Wonderland and through the Looking Glass with Alice. Meet the unforgettable characters of these two magical books, collected in one volume: the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, and many others. Nothing is ordinary in the surprising worlds Alice finds herself in! Lewis Carroll's (1832-1898) pop...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780451523204
ISBN-10: 0451523202
Publication Date: 4/1/1960
Pages: 240
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Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (Signet Classics) on + 6 more book reviews
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This summer we went to England and out to Oxford, where the real Alice lived. At ChristChurch I had to admit to the docent there that I, a well-read,55 year-old, had NEVER read Alice in Wonderland. I saw the movies. But never went to the source. I'm so glad that I was shamed into ordering a copy from PBS. I am now entirely literate! What a charming book, not just for kids! How odd it is that so very little of the specialness made it into the movies. If you are like I was, read it! You'll be so glad you did.
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Great classic, especially with the original illustrations.
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I picked up this classic after watching the new 2010 version of Alice in Wonderland. I was very excited to read this classic story since I had grown up on the Disney version as well. Well...let's just say that this is interesting. I got through it finally, but the jargon and innuendo of the Victorian times that this story was written in was completely lost on me. I would love to say that I enjoyed the story and that it will be a "keeper" in my library, but it sadly will not be.

I am glad to say that I "read" the story which means that I read the words and turned the pages, but probably comprehended about 70% of the story. It was not entertaining because I was having to look up much of the Victorian vernacular. Many of the colloquialisms had to do with politics and societal differences. I figure as I read more about Victorian times much more of the story will make sense. Kudos to those of you who understood and enjoyed this story.

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Disney's Alice in Wonderland is one of my favorite movies, and maybe that's why I didn't like the book much. I grew up watching the movie instead. I don't know what it is about this book, but I can't get through it. I've been trying to read it for so long now - and it's a relatively thin book! But I can't do it. I get so exhausted while trying to read it. I don't know if it's because I'm trying to make sense of all the nonsense or what. I wish I could get through it. Perhaps I'll have to get it on audiobook so I can let my imagination run wild while listening to it being read to me.
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