- Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
- Format: Paperback | 128 pages
- Dimensions: 132mm x 206mm x 10mm | 113g
- Publication date: 1 February 2000
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0486408787
- ISBN 13: 9780486408781
- Sales rank: 29,316
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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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."
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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.