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The Annotated Alice: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass
The Annotated Alice Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Through the Looking Glass Author:Lewis Carroll This is the first and only paperbound edition of Lewis Carroll's two masterpieces, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, that contain the full text, together with tall of the original Tenniel illustrations in their correct places, and that adds to this a full annotation running concurrently with the text for the easiest... more » possible reference. Here, the result of many years of research by an expert, is a running commentary on all the jokes, games, puzzles, tricks, parodies, obscure references, and almost endless curiosities with which Carroll filled his writings. With this information a modern reader can appreciate this great and subtle book in a way that would be impossible otherwise. Many incidents - from the moves in the chess games in Through the Looking Glass to a learned answer to the riddle "why is a raven like a writing desk," to what was the original model of the Cheshire cat, to a marvelous French version of the famous Jabberwocky poem - all are made the subject of a small but delightful and erudite essay that will delight the reader with new knowledge and understanding.« less
Elizabeth P. reviewed The Annotated Alice: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass on
This is my absolutely favorite book. I've been obsessed with Alice since I was a little girl. The first time I read it, it was not annotated, and I recomend anyone that wants to read it, read the regular verision first, and go back and read the annotated version. This is what I did and it blew my mind!!!! The stories behind every little thing Carroll writes are amazing! I can't get enough of this book!