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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & through the Looking-Glass

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In 1862 Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a shy Oxford mathematician with a stammer, created a story about a little girl tumbling down a rabbit hole. Thus began the immortal adventures of Alice, perhaps the most popular heroine in English literature. Countless scholars have tried to define the charm of the Alice books–with those wonderfully eccentric characters the Queen of Hearts, Tweedledum, and Tweedledee, the Cheshire Cat, Mock Turtle, the Mad Hatter et al.–by proclaiming that they really comprise a satire on language, a political allegory, a parody of Victorian children’s literature, even a reflection of contemporary ecclesiastical history. Perhaps, as Dodgson might have said, Alice is no more than a dream, a fairy tale about the trials and tribulations of growing up–or down, or all turned round–as seen through the expert eyes of a child.

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A little girl ventures down a rabbit hole and embarks on a fantastic journey through Wonderland.

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Conceived by a shy British don on a golden afternoon to entertain ten-year-old Alice Liddell and her sisters, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass have delighted generations of readers in more than eighty languages. “The clue to the enduring fascination and greatness of the Alice books,” writes A. S. Byatt in her Introduction, “lies in language. . . . It is play, and word-play, and its endless intriguing puzzles continue to reveal themselves long after we have ceased to be children.”

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About the Author

A. S. Byatt is a novelist, short-story writer, essayist, and reviewer. Her novels include the Booker Prize–winning Possession, which is available in a Modern Library clothbound edition, and the quartet The Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, Babel Tower, and, most recently, A Whistling Woman.

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Table of Contents

Alice's adventures in wonderland — Through the looking glass.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553902808
Publisher:
Bantam
Subject:
Fiction-Classics
Illustrator:
John Tenniel
Author:
Lewis, Carroll
Author:
Carroll, Lewis
Subject:
Fiction : Classics
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Anthologies
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Juvenile
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19840501
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Grade Level:
4-7
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Age Level:
9-12

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"Synopsis" by , A little girl ventures down a rabbit hole and embarks on a fantastic journey through Wonderland.
"Synopsis" by , Conceived by a shy British don on a golden afternoon to entertain ten-year-old Alice Liddell and her sisters, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass have delighted generations of readers in more than eighty languages. “The clue to the enduring fascination and greatness of the Alice books,” writes A. S. Byatt in her Introduction, “lies in language. . . . It is play, and word-play, and its endless intriguing puzzles continue to reveal themselves long after we have ceased to be children.”

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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