Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass Alice sits in her armchair at home drowsily watching her pet kitten Kitty as she unravels a ball of string She snatches Kitty up and begins telling her about Looking Glass House an imaginary world

  • Title: Through the Looking Glass
  • Author: Lewis Carroll
  • ISBN: 9781496084088
  • Page: 392
  • Format: Paperback
  • Alice sits in her armchair at home, drowsily watching her pet kitten, Kitty, as she unravels a ball of string She snatches Kitty up and begins telling her about Looking Glass House, an imaginary world on the other side of the mirror where everything is backward Alice suddenly finds herself on the mantelpiece and steps through the mirror into Looking Glass House On theAlice sits in her armchair at home, drowsily watching her pet kitten, Kitty, as she unravels a ball of string She snatches Kitty up and begins telling her about Looking Glass House, an imaginary world on the other side of the mirror where everything is backward Alice suddenly finds herself on the mantelpiece and steps through the mirror into Looking Glass House On the other side of the mirror, Alice discovers a room similar to her own but with several strange differences The chessmen stand in the fireplace in pairs, oblivious to Alice s presence She comes to the aid of the White Queen s daughter, Lily, but realizes that the chess pieces cannot see her Alice becomes distracted by a book on the shelf, in which she reads a nonsensical poem entitled Jabberwocky Frustrated by the strange poem, she sets off to explore the rest of the house.

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  • Lewis Carroll

    The Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by the pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican clergyman and photographer.His most famous writings are Alice s Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking Glass as well as the poems The Hunting of the Snark and Jabberwocky , all considered to be within the genre of literary nonsense.Oxford scholar, Church of England Deacon, University Lecturer in Mathematics and Logic, academic author of learned theses, gifted pioneer of portrait photography, colourful writer of imaginative genius and yet a shy and pedantic man, Lewis Carroll stands pre eminent in the pantheon of inventive literary geniuses.He also has works published under his real name.


  • *Reread July 2017*Reread for booktube-a-thon 2017! Do I really have to tell you I loved it? I think you should know that by now!

  • "But are you really pro-life?" asked Alice. "Because you know, I've heard pro-life people talk before, and they sound quite different." "When I use a word," Trumpty Drumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.""The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things.""The question is," said Trumpty Drumpty, "which is to be master — that's all."Alice was too puzzled to reply to this, so she thought sh [...]

  • Alice at the ripe old age of seven and a half is still bored , as she plays with her adorable black and white kittens, yet she needs something better, again ignored by her older sisterwants more stimulation, excitement, yes adventures, so decides to go through a looking -glass and escape the tedium of everyday life of Victorian EnglandShe will not be disappointed, in reality probably much too much for Alice's childish taste . The girl sees a magnificent garden and a twisting road leading thereNe [...]

  • having eaten my first review of this book, I need to hastily rewrite another. Basically Alice in Wonderland is the superior book, but not by much. Book 2 is proof that Lewis Carroll can make lightning strike twice.In book 2, Alice finds herself through her mirror, and interacts with the kingly chess pieces. She goes out into the garden, not easily due to navigational problems. No wonder everything she achieves in that place is seen as a victory.The characters in book 2 are not as memorable as Al [...]

  • If you love children's stories, you will love Through the Looking Glass.If you love magic, you will love Through the Looking Glass.If you love words, you will love Through the Looking Glass.I love Through the Looking Glass.

  • I think that the failure not only of Children's Literature as a whole, but of our very concept of children and the child's mind is that we think it a crime to challenge and confront that mind. Children are first protected from their culture--kept remote and safe--and then they are thrust incongruously into a world that they have been told is unsafe and unsavory; and we expected them not to blanch.It has been my policy that the best literature for children is not a trifling thing, not a simplific [...]

  • Life, what is it but a dream?I had guessed that this story would also take place in dream. And surprisingly I was rightyay! Just like Alice In The Wonderland, I couldn't connect with this book also. Writing was dull. Just like the last book. But this book did make an improvement in adventures. Those were faaar better than Alice in the Wonderland. I liked the concept of Chess game. I liked the World of Looking-Glass. But I think Wonderland was little better. This was also great. Don't know but I [...]

  • For the Celebrity Death Match Review Tournament, The Annotated Alice (6) versus 1984 (22)- Good morning, Mr Dumpty, I believe it was?- Correct. Humpty Dumpty at your service.- Well, we hope you soon will be. I must admit, we don't normally like to employ egghead intellectuals no offence intended- None taken.- but you are so extremely well qualified to take over as editor of the Newspeak Dictionary that, ah, we thought we'd make an exception.The rest of this review is available elsewhere (the lo [...]

  • آلیس گفت: "توی سرزمین ما، اگه یه مدت طولانی با سرعت بدوی، میرسى به یه جای دیگه."ملکه قرمز گفت: "چه سرزمین کوچیکی! اینجا باید با تمام سرعت بدوی تا بتونی همونجا که هستی بمونی."

  • I had the strangest dream.I dreamed I found myself in Wonderland, went there trough the looking glass, but while I was there, I couldn't remember what Wonderland looked like.After I woke up, I decided it was the best time for me to finally read this book and find my answers.When I was growing up, I liked watching Trough the Looking Glass animated movie better then Alice in Wonderland, even if it wasn't Disney's.Now when I was reading it, some pictures from that movie came to my mind, I was remin [...]

  • “In a wonderland they lie, dreaming as the days go by”Six Impossible Things:1. I finish college this year2. I find a guy who is both strong and loyal as Dimitri (VA) and handsome as Reyes (Charley Davidson), delicious as Barrons (Fever) and swoon worthy as Jamie (Outlander)3. I eat all the ice cream I want and it all goes to my boobs4. I read for a living.5. I go to the gym6. I don't fall sleep in the most unusual places (e.g. waiting in the line for the bathroom)

  • Alice in Wonderland was almost an institution at our house - but nobody knew about this book. I was tantalised for years by references to it in various other books, and finally succeeded in locating it in a local bookstore.The looking-glass world is, IMO, weirder than the one underground and decidedly creepier (the Jabberwock and those two blackguards, the Walrus and the Carpenter). Also, it contains two of my favourite poems. In fact, Jabberwocky might be the finest nonsense poem ever written i [...]

  • É sempre bom voltar aos personagens da nossa infância. Não me recordo se li a continuação das aventuras de Alice. Apenas me lembro de ler "Alice no país das maravilhas". Nunca foi a minha história preferida. Algo não me agradava em AliceMas há certas personagens dessa história que permanecem no meu imaginário até hoje. Como é o caso de a Rainha de Copas, o Chapeleiro Louco, o coelho e o Will Scarlet. Quanto a continuação do livro da minha infância não me agradou tanto como o pri [...]

  • Playing Chess4 June 2013 Hot on the tails of the rabid success of Alice in Wonderland comes the similar, but somewhat different, sequel. The absurdity of this volume is of the same scope as the original, but in many cases, being a sequel, it seems to lack some of the uniqueness of the original. 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. There was no reason for Alice to be there, and no [...]

  • 3.5/5Moram da priznam da sam dosta razocaran sa ovim nastavkom. Sa jedne strane situacije koje imamo su odlicne, likovi koje srecemo raznovrsni i vredni pamcenja (Hampti Dumpti :) ) i sama igra reci je vrhunska ali narativna nit koja ih sve povezuje je daleko slabija. 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 [...]

  • 3.5 Stars I read this with the high expectations I developed reading the first book. 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. The book is funny, with an overwhelming amount of wordplay and word riddles/ puzzles. Also, the ideas captivate the imagination: a melting looking glass, going to the other side, a land set as a chessboard, everything going backwards so you think of memories a [...]

  • Crazy things take place in wonderland, where Alice takes a second visit through the looking glass. Imagination on the other side stands still, things happen with no reason (or they are reasonable in their own way!!). I think Wonderland has inspired many other works of art and it is lovely to take another visit. This edition is also illustrated (in grayscale).

  • 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. And in the poem. what do they do? They dupe all the oysters into followmg them. Then. when the oysters [...]

  • 'And when I found the door was shut,I tried to turn the handle, but-' There was a long pause.'Is that all?' Alice timidly asked.'That's all', said Humpty Dumpty. 'Goodbye.'

  • 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!) and they definitely manage dream logic very well, but that's not something I'm interested in readi [...]

  • Oh dear, I disliked this one even more than the first one. It was just as nonsensical, but even more so if that was possible. Unlike the first book this one was harder for me to follow, and because of that I got bored in some places and it was pretty hard for me to work my way through this book as short as it is.I loved the poetry though. I have to say, even if I am not one for Lewis Carroll’s stories, I definitely love his poetry. There were poems scattered throughout this story all the way a [...]

  • I don't know if it's because I haven't got much sleep lately or this book is as strange as I think it is. I do understand that it is Alice in wonderland and it's supposed to be that way but at least in the movie we had a clear purpose, in the book we just stumbled upon things without even having the time to get to know the characters.

  • Si recordamos, en Alicia en el país de las maravillas, ella mencionaba mucho a su gata Dina, pues en éste libro conoceremos a los gatitos de Dina, uno blanquito y uno negrito, y ésta jugando con el gato negro cuando decide ver qué habrá más allá del espejo, para ver si ahí las cosas son iguales.Y pues no, como aprendimos con el primer libro, nada de lo que le sucede a Alicia tiene sentido alguno, así que en ésta vez no es la excepción y conoceremos a personajes extravagantes como Hump [...]

  • Lewis Carroll was not indifferent to the reader but I have enormous difficulty in picturing Alice as Alice Hargreaves, the once young girl that Dodson famously wrote a story for. Why does she get attention or credit? She was there. Maybe she got a huge kick out of the story like the rest of the fans. Sorry, lost my train of thought. Anyway, I doubt it was Watership Down by Richard Adams. That was true interactive creating with his kids story as incurable humanity. I lived in that world too. Or t [...]

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