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Book Reviews of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the LookingGlass
Author: Lewis Carroll
PBS Market Price: $5.99 or $2.09+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780553213454
ISBN-10: 0553213458
Publication Date: 6/1/1984
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 49 ratings
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Book Type: Paperback
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17 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

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.
CocoCee avatar reviewed Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass on + 404 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Great classic, especially with the original illustrations.
KittenBooky avatar reviewed Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass on + 28 more book reviews
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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sykin avatar reviewed Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass on
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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What a joy to return to the worlds of Alice's childhood! The versions I've read previously were abbreviated so this one was indeed entertaining. I did not remember the Pool of Tears, the encounter with the puppy, Bill and so many other characters. But who can forget the cheshire cat, the red queen, the white queen, the Mad Hatter, the white rabbit and others? It's a wonderful read full of fun, adventure and excitement. So glad I took time to revisit this charming classic.
ellzeena avatar reviewed Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass on + 149 more book reviews
"I can't explain myself because I'm not myself, you see."
"I don't see," said the caterpillar.

That just about says it all.
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book was good.
reviewed Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass on + 45 more book reviews
a good classic book filled w/ wonderful poetry a good classic read
abbykt avatar reviewed Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass on + 113 more book reviews
I had fun reading this book. I actually liked Through the Looking Glass better. It had more of my favorite characters and adventures.
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Good book, very imaginative, I love all the poems in this book!!
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Fantastic Work. A Must Read!
reviewed Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass on + 30 more book reviews
Paperback Version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.
When Alice tumbles down, down, down a rabbit-hole one hot summer's afternoon in pursuit of a White Rabbit she finds herself in Wonderland. And there begin the fantastical adventures that will see her experiencing extraordinary changes in size, swimming in a pool of her own tears and attending the very maddest of tea parties. For Wonderland is no ordinary place and the characters that populate it are quite unlike anybody young Alice has ever met before. In this imaginary land she encounters the savagely violent Queen, the Lachrymose Mock Turtle, the laconic Cheshire Cat and the hookah-smoking Caterpillar, each as surprising and outlandish as the next. Alice's adventures have made her the stuff of legend, the child heroine par excellence, and ensured that Carroll's book is the best loved and most widely read in children's literature.
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Carroll was an odd man... Interesting read. Would have loved to have picked the author's brain and known the REAL story about the relationships that gave birth to this story.
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Note: This book was used in a college class and has notes written in pen in the margins.
katknit avatar reviewed Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass on + 355 more book reviews
illustrated
Dixie avatar reviewed Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass on + 179 more book reviews
As he escorted the three young daughters of a colleague on a trip up the river Isis, Lewis Carroll invented ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, the story of a little girl who tumbles down a rabbit hole. Full of such wonderfully eccentric characters as the Queen of Hearts, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Cheshire Cat, the Mock Turtle, and the Mad Hatter. The book is simultaneously a political allegory, a parody of Victorian children's literature, a fairy tale, a dream, and a child's chronicle of growing up., By falling down a rabbit hole and stepping through a mirror, Alice experiences unusual adventures with a variety of nonsensical characters.
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Name on book cover and top of pages