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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
Author: Lewis Carroll
The Mad Hatter, the Ugly Duchess, the Mock Turtle, the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat-characters each more eccentric than the last, and that could only have come from Lewis Carroll, the master of sublime nonsense. In these two brilliant burlesques he created two of the most famous and fantastic novels of all time that not only stirred our ima...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780451527745
ISBN-10: 0451527747
Publication Date: 12/1/2000
Pages: 240
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 82 ratings
Publisher: Signet Classics
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
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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Helpful Score: 2
Great classic, especially with the original illustrations.
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Helpful Score: 2
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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Helpful Score: 2
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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Fantastic Work. A Must Read!
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Good book, very imaginative, I love all the poems in this book!!


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