Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

By Lewis Carroll; Cynthia Brantley Johnson (Editor); John Tenniel (Illustrator)

Simon & Schuster, Mass Market Paperbound, 9781439169476, 314pp.

Publication Date: November 16, 2010

Description
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"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and its sequel, "Through the Looking-Glass" have captured the imaginations of readers since their publications. After Alice follows the frantically delayed White Rabbit down a hole, her adventures in the magical world of Wonderland begin. In "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," she meets a variety of wonderful creatures, including Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Cheshire Cat, the Caterpillar, the Mad Hatter, and the Queen of Hearts who, with the help of her enchanted deck of playing cards, tricks Alice into playing a bizarre game of croquet. Her adventures continue in "Through the Looking-Glass," which is loosely based on a game of chess and includes Carroll's famous poem Jabberwocky.
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About the Author
Lewis Carroll was the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, an English writer, mathematician, Anglican deacon, and photographer. Best known for his classics Alice s Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass, and Jabberwocky, Carroll was also an accomplished inventor who created an early version of what is today known as Scrabble. The publication of Alice s Adventures in Wonderland in 1865 brought Carroll a certain level of fame, although he continued to supplement his income through his work as a mathematics tutor at Christ Church, Oxford College. Carroll s whimsical characters and nonsensical verse resonated with Victorian-era readers, and his books continue to be enjoyed by numerous modern societies dedicated to his promoting his works.



The many works of Sir John Tenniel (1820-1914) include many humorous and political cartoons for Punch and other periodicals of the time, but he is best known for his illustrations of the original editions of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Class.