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Through the Looking-Glass (Dover Thrift Editions)

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This 1872 sequel to Lewis Carroll's beloved Alice's Adventures in Wonderland finds the inquisitive heroine in a fantastic land where everything is reversed. Looking-glass land, a topsy-turvy world lurking just behind the mirror over Alice's mantel, is a fantastic realm of live chessmen, madcap kings and queens, strange mythological creatures, talking flowers and puddings, and rude insects.

Brooks and hedges divide the lush greenery of looking-glass land into a chessboard, where Alice becomes a pawn in a bizarre game of chess involving Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Lion and the Unicorn, the White Knight, and other nursery-rhyme figures. Promised a crown when she reaches the eighth square, Alice perseveres through a surreal landscape of amusing characters that pelt her with riddles and humorous semantic quibbles and regale her with memorable poetry, including the oft-quoted "Jabberwocky."

This handsome, inexpensive edition, featuring the original John Tenniel illustrations, makes available to today's readers a classic of juvenile literature long cherished for its humor, whimsy, and incomparable fantasy.

Synopsis:

In a fantastic land where everything is reversed, Carroll's inquisitive heroine finds herself a pawn in a bizarre chess game involving Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, and other amusing nursery-rhyme characters. Features 50 illustrations.

Synopsis:

The 1872 sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland finds Carroll's inquisitive heroine in a fantastic land where everything is reversed. Alice encounters talking flowers, madcap kings and queens, and becomes a pawn in a bizarre chess game involving Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, and other amusing nursery-rhyme characters. Features 50 illustrations by Sir John Tenniel.

About the Author

Lewis Carroll (1832-98) was the pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking Glass, are rich repositories of his sparkling gifts for wordplay, logic, and fantasy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486408781
Tenniel, John:
Tenniel, John
Author:
Tenniel, John
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Author:
Carroll, Lewis
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Literature - Classics
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Alice
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
#2
Publication Date:
19990531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.24 lb
Age Level:
12-UP

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In a fantastic land where everything is reversed, Carroll's inquisitive heroine finds herself a pawn in a bizarre chess game involving Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, and other amusing nursery-rhyme characters. Features 50 illustrations.
"Synopsis" by ,
The 1872 sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland finds Carroll's inquisitive heroine in a fantastic land where everything is reversed. Alice encounters talking flowers, madcap kings and queens, and becomes a pawn in a bizarre chess game involving Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, and other amusing nursery-rhyme characters. Features 50 illustrations by Sir John Tenniel.
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