OXFORD WORLD'S CLASSICS: ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND AND THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS
Edition: 2nd 2009
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Description: 'But I don't want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked.'Oh, you ca'n't help that,' said the Cat. 'We're all mad here.'The 'Alice' books are two of the most translated, most quoted, and best-known books in the world, but what exactly are they? Apparently delightful, innocent fantasies for children, they are also complex textures of mathematical, linguistic, and philosophical jokes. Alice's encounters with the White Rabbit, the Cheshire-Cat, the King and Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter, Tweedledum and Tweedledee and many other extraordinary characters have made them masterpieces of carefree nonsense, yet theyalso appeal to adults on a quite different level. Layers of satire, allusion, and symbolism about Victorian culture and politics, as well as revelations about the intricate subconscious problems of their author, add to their fascination and make them impossible to classify. This new edition explores the phenomenal range of reference, and the paradoxical appeal of two of the most inventive books in world literature. It also includes an episode removed by Carroll from the proofs of Through the Looking-Glass, called 'The Wasp in a Wig'.
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Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/4/2009
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall