Through the Looking-Glass and Other Works by Lewis Carroll (Halcyon Classics)
Inscription says , a well loved book that has clearly been used but still in great condition for its age. No rips or tears pages clean clear and in tact. Colour plate at the front, others are monochrome. Printed by Richard Clay. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by G. This book is illustrated throughout and just a few monochrome pictures have been coloured in.
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This book measures 8 x 10 inches and contains pages. Please view all photos. Thank you for looking, please view my other items. In great condition complete with unclipped dust jacket. Undated but research suggests Black and white drawings. She was most popular during the 's and 's for her romantic depiction of children, fairies and animals. Tarrant was born in Battersea, a suburb of south London in She was the only child of Percy Tarrant, a landscape painter, and his wife, Sarah Wyatt.
Here we have a collectible book titled -. Illustrated by John Tenniel. With an Introduction and notes by Martin Gardner. Minimal small tears to front hinge. Pocket book with red cloth and gold gilt to front and faded spine. Light tanning stains to text pages. Sadly Undated but believed to be circa 's. Hardback This book was given as a Christmas gift to Betty Smith in Her parents had written: It has been written on the inside title page.
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His creations, especially "Alice's Adventures in Won This commemorative oversized volume of the complete collection of stories and poems of Lewis Carol showcases his ingenious use of word play, inverted logic and satire. His creations, especially "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There," have been translated into countless languages and are as loved now as they have ever been. His neologisms "curiouser and curiouser" and turns of phrase have forever infiltrated and enriched our language and culture.
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Lists with This Book. Jun 22, Belinda rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book I read while I was au-pair in Bath. It's a long time since I last read the 'Alice' books, and I was struck by how matter-of-fact they are. Extraordinary things happen, without comment: I challenge any modern writer to find a more self-confident and outspoken heroine. Nothing checks Alice's sense of herself; she is not troubled by self-doubt, or worried abo It's a long time since I last read the 'Alice' books, and I was struck by how matter-of-fact they are.
Nothing checks Alice's sense of herself; she is not troubled by self-doubt, or worried about what anyone else thinks of her. She does not scruple to name and mock nonsense when she finds it, but she remains open to new ideas and willing to interact with any person - however odd - that she meets. They are both worth reading, although the modern reader might find them a little mawkish and preachy. Essentially, they are a platform for some of Carroll's ideas about religion and childhood, in the form of a love story told by an onlooker who is also involved in the politics of fairyland.
The idealised fairy children and the very religious tone might be strange to modern ideas, but I like them! Boojum - lots of food for thought about scholarship and ambition. Jun 09, Emme M Gallipoliti rated it it was amazing. Aug 06, Dark-Draco rated it really liked it Shelves: I enjoyed Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, especially as this copy has fantastic replicas of the original drawings.
Although the story is so familier, it was nice to actually read it at last. I couldn't get into the Sylvia and Bruno stories at all - I was totally lost after a couple of chapters, so gave up.
Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There
The poems, word games and acrostics are brilliant and well worth dipping in and out of. In all, a good read, but the classic stories remain the best. Dec 16, Stephen rated it liked it Shelves: Exhausting, nonsensical, but charming. I presume it's much like having a small child, a little bag of sunshine that makes you smile for no reason, yet infuriates you at the same time for being so bloody nonsensical.
Carrol, and his Alice, much like young children in general find and show us wonder where otherwise we wouldn't see it. Dec 09, George rated it it was amazing. I've loved Lewios Carroll from a very early age. One thing I noticed with regards to the original is that there simply did not seem to be any plot. Thus, the absurdity of the entire volume was complete.
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There was no reason for Alice to be there, and no Playing Chess 4 June Hot on the tails of the rabid success of Alice in Wonderland comes the similar, but somewhat different, sequel. There was no reason for Alice to be there, and no goal that she had to reach, and the end simply comes all of a sudden.
However, come the sequel, we have a plot and a quest. Initially Alice simply wants to see what is on the other side of the looking glass, and sure enough, she enters a world that is similar, but different, to our own. In a way it is a world of opposites, so when she is thirsty she is given a biscuit when what she really should have asked for is a biscuit, because more likely than not, she would have been given a drink. The story is based around a game of chess, and there are numerous metaphors in relation to the chess board.
For instance the journey across the third square Alice is a pawn so she starts on the second square is by train which represents the pawns ability to jump the third square.
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The queen moves at a rapid pace, which is representative of the queens ability to move as far as she likes, and the knight stumbles, representative if the rather odd way that the knight moves. As for the quest, well, as soon as Alice meets the queen she decides that she wants to be a queen, so the queen tells Alice that she must move to the other side of the chess board, and in doing so, she will become a queen which is a rule in the game of chess. Some have said that the story itself was written by Carol when he was teaching Alice Liddle how to play chess, though I must say that I did not learn all that much about the game of chess in this book.
It is interesting how some of the characters from this story make their way into the other story in the more main stream productions though I am not talking about the Tim Burton movie here. For instance Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum seem to appear in the Alice in Wonderland story in the films when in fact they appear in this book.
It is also noticeable and something that I did not realise until I read this was that the poem Jabberwock appears in this book. I always believed that Jabberwock was a poem that Carol had written separately from this book. By the way, this is what a Jabberwocky looks like: I quite like the pictures that Carol put in the book, and some of them seem to be quite absurd in themselves.
For instance there is a scene on the train when the ticket inspector comes along and asks Alice for her ticket and I have found myself on the wrong side of a ticket inspector, as we probably all have, though I will also have an aversion towards the ones on the trains in Italy.
However, it was quite bizarre how he seemed to always look at her through a pair binoculars, like this: The ending was pretty cool as well, because the story ends with her shaking the red queen and suddenly waking up from her dream world and realising that she was doing this: Oh, and look at who also makes an appearance in the story: Not that Humpty actually first appears here.
He was no an invention by Carol, but actually had been around in his own nursery rhyme a long time before hand though according to Wikipedia the first appearance was in a book of nursery rhymes published in , two years before Through the Looking Glass. Sep 21, Brian rated it liked it Shelves: As a standalone read, the book shows high quality. However only my opinion here of course when I compare this with the first I feel some disappointment.
Also, the ideas captivate the imagination: The ideas resonate intelligence and style and humor, but the characters lacked in comparison with the first for me. The characters in the second book lead in from other sources, such as nursery rhymes. The negative aspects in no way take away the greatness of this second book. I wonder how much better it would have been if Carroll had created more of his own characters, because he obviously has talent with this.
As a child I remember seeing a movie with real people. I remember the awe and fear of it. I also remember this terrifying dragon, or dinosaur, called the Jabberwocky, and it scared the boogies out of my nose. I kept watching for this monster to appear in this book but it never came I need to read the poem I guess , and that may be part of the disappointment.
This book still made me laugh, and kept a smile on my face and a delight in my heart. Sa jedne strane situacije koje imamo su odlicne, likovi koje srecemo raznovrsni i vredni pamcenja Hampti Dumpti: Sjedne strane daleko vise lici na san ali meni licno je sve bilo nabacano zbrda zdola i ponekad sam se naterao da nastavim dalje ali bih se onda odusevio sa novim situacijama i tako u kreug. Vredno citanja sa predivnim crtezima ali 3.
Vredno citanja sa predivnim crtezima ali slabije nego prva knjiga. Oct 20, Nikki rated it did not like it Shelves: Nope, nope, nope, don't like it, can't like it, don't want to like it. Well, actually, probably if I had a really good annotated edition and an in-depth class on it, I could learn to appreciate it. But Lewis Carroll's nonsense just drives me bonkers, and how I'm going to write my essay on this, I don't know. The books are very well done, considering the idea is that they're Alice's dreams spoiler!
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I mean, my own dreams are annoying enough. I woke up from light sleep last night with these words in my head: Brain, you make no sense. Nov 30, Katie Lumsden rated it liked it. Utterly bizarre, but still enjoyable. Rating 1 from August What a mad world.
Set some six months later than the earlier book, Alice again enters a fantastical world, this time by climbing through a mirror into Rating 1 from August Set some six months later than the earlier book, Alice again enters a fantastical world, this time by climbing through a mirror into the world that she can see beyond it. The themes and settings make it a kind of mirror image of Wonderland: I loved the fact that this book is based on a game of chess, played on a giant chessboard with fields for squares.
Most main characters in the story are represented by a chess piece or animals, with Alice herself being a white pawn. It gave the whole narrative a structure and purpose. The looking-glass world is divided into sections by brooks or streams, with the crossing of each brook usually signifying a notable change in the scene, and Alice's crossing of them signifies the advancing of her piece. I found it very neat and impressive how Carroll managed to maintain this chess allegory throughout the entirety of the book: In chapter one, Alice meets the Red Queen, who impresses Alice with her ability to run at breathtaking speeds.
This is a reference to the chess rule that queens are able to move any number of vacant squares at once, in any direction, which makes them the most "agile" of pieces. In chapter three, the Red Queen reveals to Alice that the entire countryside is laid out in squares, like a gigantic chessboard, she also explains the rules of chess concerning promotion — specifically that Alice is able to become a queen by starting out as a pawn and reaching the eighth square at the opposite end of the board.
In chapter eight, Alice reaches the seventh rank by crossing another brook into the forested territory of the Red Knight, who is intent on capturing the "white pawn" Alice until the White Knight comes to her rescue. His clumsiness is a reference to the "eccentric" L-shaped movements of chess knights, and may also be interpreted as a self-deprecating joke about Lewis Carroll's own physical awkwardness and stammering in real life.
In chapter nine, bidding farewell to the White Knight, Alice steps across the last brook, and is automatically crowned a queen, with the crown materialising abruptly on her head. In chapter ten, Alice finally grabs the Red Queen, believing her to be responsible for all the day's nonsense, and begins shaking her violently with all her might. By thus "capturing" the Red Queen, Alice unknowingly puts the Red King who has remained stationary throughout the book into checkmate, and thus is allowed to wake up. So despite all of this nonsense and chaos, the plot in itself is stringent and lineal—and I think that's so so cool.
D What does it matter where my body happens to be?
My mind goes on working all the same. Furthermore, I liked the allegory of mirrors and everything being in reverse: The writings in the books can only be read by holding them up to a mirror. Walking in the opposite direction will lead you to your desired destination. It takes all the running you can do, to stay in the same place.
One's memory doesn't work backwards but forwards, meaning that the Red Queen can "remember" what will happen in the future, as opposed to what happened in the past. When people are "whispering", they're actually shouting from the top of their lungs. You manage Looking-Glass cakes by handing them round first, and cutting them afterwards.
I found it very impressive that Carroll managed to squeeze all of those little tidbits in his story. They may not make sense individually and thus uphold the madness and curiosity of each individual scene but combined they show the clear rules of the looking-glass world, and so create their own sort of logic and sense. Everything felt very thought-through, nothing happened haphazardly. Additionally, just like in Wonderland , I appreciated the linguistic effort that was put into these books. Carroll really knew his craft and how to play with language: Alice says that she doesn't want any jam today, and the Queen tells her: The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday—but never jam to-day.
Jam is therefore never available today. Alice soon finds herself struggling to handle the oars of a small rowboat, where the Sheep annoys her with seemingly nonsensical shouting about "crabs" and "feathers". Unknown to Alice, these are standard terms in the jargon of rowing. Personally, I also enjoyed all of the philosophical questions that were asked throughout the novel. The Tweedles draw Alice's attention to the Red King—loudly snoring away under a nearby tree—and maliciously provoke her with idle philosophical banter that she exists only as an imaginary figure in the Red King's dreams thereby implying that she will cease to exist the instant he wakes up.
The story ends with Alice recalling the speculation of the Tweedle brothers, that everything may have, in fact, been a dream of the Red King, and that Alice might herself be no more than a figment of his imagination. One final poem is inserted by the author as a sort of epilogue which suggests that life itself is but a dream. Furthermore, we could also muse about the possibility if Carroll intended to portray the red side of the chess-game as being representative of the negative sides of human nature, warring against one another.
If not, why do things have names at all?
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Carroll concerns himself with a lot of fundamental questions that provide great food for thought. I especially enjoyed this passage about the nature of names and naming people and objects. As soon as they started to remember, their fears and prejudices came back and the fawn fled. In conclusion, Through the Looking Glass is much more ambitious than its predecessor and managed to live up to its claim—a tale seemingly full of nonsense that, if you dig deep enough, actually makes a whole lot of sense! Jul 13, Aribowo Sangkoyo rated it it was amazing.
It colorfully details the sham that is organized religion. The Walrus - with his girth and good-nature - obviously refers to either the Buddha, or - with his tusks - the lovable Hindu elephant god, Lord Ganesha. This takes care of the Eastern religions. The Carpenter is an obvious reference to Jesus Christ, who was purportedly raised the son of a carpenter. He represents the Western religions.