Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

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Title: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
Author: Lewis Carroll
Published: 1865
Publisher: Bantam Classics
ISBN13: 9780553213454
Format: Paperback
Series: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Acquisition: Bought

Purchase at: Amazon

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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Weekly Wrap-up: July 15-21

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For this week, I finished all, except 1, of my Netgalley Novels Goals, plus 1 Random Read and 1 Classic. So yay~ I wan’t able to write and post all of the reviews yet though so I’ll just do those soon~ However, I just have to say that I ENJOYED myself this week. These books brought me to America, England, Japan, Australia, and even Wonderland. It was truly wonderful. Here’s the breakdown with links to the reviews I was able to make: Continue reading