Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass (Barnes & Noble Signature Editions)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass (Barnes & Noble Signature Editions)

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Overview

Alice sees things that other people miss. Sitting on a riverbank with her sister, she watches a white rabbit run past, wearing clothes and checking a pocket watch. Following the rabbit down its hole, she drops into a fantastic world where she grows and shrinks in an instant, her tears cause a major flood, and caterpillars give sage advice. Soon she is taking directions from the Cheshire Cat, attending a tea party with the March Hare and the Mad Hatter, and playing croquet with a deck of cards.  

     Six months later—sitting by a cozy fire, her adventures over—Alice wonders what life is like on the other side of the mirror above the fireplace. Without a second thought, she climbs up the mantel and steps into a world where people move about in paintings on the wall and chessmen stroll arm in arm around the room. The human-size Red Queen explains that the surrounding countryside is a giant chessboard and that Alice can become a queen by traveling to the eighth row. On her new adventure, Alice encounters Tweedledee and Tweedledum, Humpty Dumpty, a Queen who turns into a talking sheep, and many more bizarre characters.

     Filled with intriguing logic problems, dizzying word play, and delightful distortions of cause and effect, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass are glorious romps through alternate realities where nonsense is deep and meaningful, perception can’t be trusted, and a little girl’s fantasies can charm and challenge even the keenest of adult minds.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435141018
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 11/01/2012
Series: Barnes & Noble Signature Editions
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 213,769
File size: 16 MB
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About the Author

Lewis Carroll is the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, born in Cheshire, England, in 1832. As Carroll, he became famous for his hugely popular children’s books. As Dodgson, he was an accomplished mathematician and logician, the author of books on geometry and symbolic logic, a lecturer at Oxford University, a pioneering photographer,  an Anglican deacon, and  a prolific inventor. He died in Surrey, England, in 1898.

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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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass (Barnes & Noble Signature Editions) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
Great book contains 2 classics from the late 1800's. Also has all the original illustrations. While these books are not my favorite fairy tales, they are considered great classics.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books are not bad,if u like classics. They make u enter into a strage world. In my opion,people, who likes classics, would like to get these books, for school, or sonething.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great fun read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good
Blueball More than 1 year ago
Not what I had hoped. Very disappointing.
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