Through the Looking-Glass

ISBN-10: 0486408787

ISBN-13: 9780486408781

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Authors: Lewis Carroll
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Description: 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 strange mythological characters when she becomes a pawn in a bizarre chess game involving Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, and other amusing nursery-rhyme characters. One of juvenile literature’s great classics, with 50 original illustrations by Sir John Tenniel.

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Book details

List price: $3.50
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/14/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.198
Language: English

Born in Daresbury, England,in 1832, Charles Luthwidge Dodgson is better known by his pen mane of Lewis Carroll. He became a minister of the Church of England and a lecturer in mathematics at Christ Church College, Oxford. He was the author, under his own name, of An Elementary Treatise on Determinants (1867), Symbolic Logic (1896), and other scholarly treatises which would hardly have given him a place in English literature. Charles Dodgson might have been completely forgotten but for the work of his alter ego, Lewis Carroll. Lewis Carroll, shy in the company of adults, loved children and knew and understood the world of the imagination in which the most sensitive of them lived. So he put the little girl Alice Liddell into a dream-story and found himself famous as the author of Alice in Wonderland (1865). Through the Looking Glass followed in 1871. In recent years Carroll has been taken quite seriously as a major literary artist for adults as well. His works have come under the scrutiny of critics who have explained his permanent attractiveness in terms of existential and symbolic drama: The Alice books dramatize psychological realities in symbolic terms, being commentary on the nature of the human predicament rather than escape from it. In addition to his writing, Carroll was also a pioneering photographer, and he took many pictures of young children, especially girls, with whom he seemed to empathize.

Looking-Glass House
The Garden of Live Flowers
Looking-Glass Insects
Tweedledum and Tweedledee
Wool and Water
Humpty Dumpty
The Lion and the Unicorn
"It's My Own Invention"
Queen Alice
Shaking
Waking
Which Dreamed It?
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