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The Mad Hatter, the Ugly Duchess, the Mock Turtle, the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat-characters each more eccentric than the last, and that could only have come from Lewis Carroll, the master of sublime nonsense. In these two brilliant burlesques he created two of the most famous and fantastic novels of all time that not only stirred our imagination but revolutionized ...more
Paperback, 167 pages
Published 1946 by Zephyr Books and the Continential Book Company (first published 1865)
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Manny
"Good gracious!" said Alice, "I do believe I'm inside a review!"

She turned to the Hatter and the March Hare.

"Well, let me see. Here is the title, and here is the date I read it. That must be today. Now I need to explain the plot and the overall point."

"There is no plot," said the March Hare disagreeably.

"And there is no point," agreed the Hatter.

He poured a little hot tea on the Dormouse's nose, making it wake with a start.

"The book breaks new ground," it said rapidly in a high, sing-song voi
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J.G. Keely
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
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Patty
Jul 13, 2007 Patty rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
Well, if you really love this book, please do not read on! I really did not enjoy the book, and I'm a little surprised that it's considered a classic. The one thing I did enjoy was that there were many imaginative scenes - all of the different places that she went, like the tea party, the garden, etc. But, the characters were drawn very poorly - they were simply drawn, and most were just annoying (even Alice!). Most of the characters in the great "wonderland" were either cruel, mean or contrary ...more
James
Having just finished Alice in Wonderland, the first thing that occurs to me is that I wish I had read it years ago. I've known the story of Alice for years thanks to Disney and the Mad Hatter on Batman, but for some reason I didn't get around to reading this as a child. While I expected to like it, I never realized what a joy this book would be.

Carroll was a logician, so it should come as no surprise that he uses his expertise in that field to create many hilarious logical fallacies. But what i
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Jonathan

Whenever I have something to write for university, for personal entertainment or as a review I always start at a basic idea. A single question or thought that I can grow my writing from organically. Sometimes it could be a question such as 'what if Mondays became Tuesdays?' My answer, we'd want Tuesdays to become Wednesdays and so on until we had nothing left but Sundays. In this case as I come back and write this review of a book read years ago my question is: Is Alice in Wonderland really a ch
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Manny
For the Celebrity Death Match Review Tournament, The Annotated Alice (6) versus The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (27)

"Let us hear the evidence!" said the King. The White Rabbit opened the letter and began reading aloud:
The Knave of Hearts, he killed some tarts
And kept them in his cellar...
"Stuff and nonsense!" interrupted Alice loudly. "That's not how it goes at all!"

"Silence in court!" said the King. "And you, young lady, will go and sleep with Mikael Blomkvist right now!"

"I shan't!" said Ali
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Zoë (readbyzoe)
3.5/5
I really enjoyed the beginning of the novel, but soon this whimsicality just grew too much for me. I didn't really understand what was happening at the trial and pretty much gave up trying to understand. Honestly, I think this is one of those rare instances where the movie is better than the book! This is a short book, though, so if you have a few hours to spare and want to read a classic, I'd recommend!
Sarah
This book was curious and curiouser and I just don't get it. So while I admit that the Alice in Wonderland movie doesn't really make a whole lot of sense either, it pales in comparison to this coked out misadventure. I've read that it is entirely unfounded speculation that the author was on drugs when he wrote this, although if I were him I would tell people I was on drugs rather than have them believe this was the work of my sober thought process. Half the time I didn't understand anything the ...more
seak
I always have a hard time reviewing the "classics." Not so much because I don't have anything new to say - I have my own impressions - but more because what if I didn't like it? Does that make me poorly read or did I just not get what everyone else got? There's a very good chance of the latter no matter what I'm reading, let's just be honest.

But that's not that I didn't like Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. I gave it 4 stars as you can plainly see (although you'll see in a minute I actually gav
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Ian Klappenskoff
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"It’s Not a Review Letter after All, It’s Just a Set of Verses"

Little Edith, in this curious book,
You’ll find pictures and conversations,
Wisdom and play in proportion,
If just once you could climb
Down the rabbit hole with your sister,
Where fiction, like a telescope,
Can both shut up and expand
Perspective, Space and Time.

When approaching adolescence,
A young girl might find herself
Wondering: What is my place?
And which way should I go?
How do I make a choice?
When all around I’m tempted
"Drink me...e
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علي الماجد
هل هذه قصة للاطفال فعلا؟

الهروب من عالمك الحالي لعالم من الخيال تمرح و تلعب كما تشاء و لكن حتى في بلاد المرح يوجد الظلم و للسخرية سميت بملكة القلوب؟!! لما لم يتم اختيار اي نوع اخر من الورق كالجواهر او الشرييه

الارنب الممسك بالساعة و يصيح دوما لا يوجد وقت! لا يوجد وقت! انا متأخر!

هذا حال معظم الموظفين اليوم في دوامة الحياة يجرون كالمجانين

ثم هناك القط الذي يظهر فجاة و يختفي و تكون ابتسامته اخر جزء يختفي منه

الاديب لويس كارول لخص معضلة الحياة كلها في هذه القصة اللطيفة وهنا اكرر سؤالي


هل هذه قصة للاطفال
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Jean
Delightfully sumptuous and printed on heavy quality paper, the pages edged with gilt and the whole bound in cloth, this is a little treasure of a book. It is tiny, at about 13cm tall being even smaller than the "miniature" edition published in 1908. Lewis Carroll himself wrote this version of his famous story, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland so that it would be accessible to the smallest children or "very little folks", as he termed them, and the book's design is perfect to appeal both to littl ...more
*nawaf

تُعد هذه القصة من أهم قصص الأطفال في العصر الحديث ، ولم تُتَح لي قراءتها من قبل ولما رأيتها في معرض الكتاب حرصت على اقتنائها بطبعتها الجديدة ، وهي ممتعة ـ وبالأخص للأطفال ـ ، ولكن تبقى مشكلة ـ كغالب الكتب المترجمة ـ أنها غير موجهة في لغتها لنا فيظهر لنا الغموض في المعنى والضعف في السياق اللغوي ـ لا تناسبنا كقراء باللغة العربية ـ ولعل قراءتها في لغتها الأصلية أفضل وأجدى ، ولو تمكن كاتب من إعادة صياغتها باللغة العربية لخرج لنا بنص بنص بديع فيه من المتعة الشيء الكثير.
عندي حكم مسبق في تصوير القصص وا
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Cheryl Kennedy
Lewis Carroll was born in 1832, one of eleven children of a country parson. He was very bright, but he was a child that stuttered. This bothered him all his life. He attended Oxfold and went on to teach mathematics there, was ordained as a minister, and remained at Oxford the rest of his life.

Carroll was snobbish, cranky, and stern, but children liked him and he adored them. In 1862, he took several people including three daughters of a college dean out on a boat trip. They were caught in a rain
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Whitney Atkinson
I don't know if this was too whimsical for me or I just wasn't in the mood but it seemed to jump around a little too randomly and in the end I failed to find a moral. Also, Alice, though young, just seemed a bit too ditsy to me.
Sarah
I'm probably the world's biggest Alice fan. I collect anything and everything Alice whether it's classic style or Disney, doesn't matter. I even named my first child Alice. I have read Wonderland and Looking Glass several times throughout my life and I enjoy them every time. I've read them to my kids too and they like them as well. It's just fun and nonsense. There's no need to deeply analyze the greater meaning deep within the story or to try to figure out the author's motives or anything. It's ...more
helen the bookowl
Excellent and very creative story! I kept wondering how the heck Lewis Carroll came up with all of the twists and turns and interesting characters? It was great to finally read this story in its original form; it has some amazing lines in it. My version also included Through the Looking Glass which I enjoyed immensely as well; however, not as much as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland...
mai ahmd

حين قررت قراءة هذه الرواية كنت أبحث عن كتاب صغير ومسلي وكنت أتوقع سهولة في القراءة خاصة وأن الرواية للأطفال لكنه لم يكن كذلك ليس لسبب سوى أن أغلب الشخصيات في الرواية شخصيات غير منطقية وقد يكون ذلك طبيعيا لأن الرواية قامت على حلم الطفلة آليس وفي بلاد العجائب المكان المناسب لساحة الخيال..

شخصيات الرواية وإن كانت تبدو غير ودية ولامبالية أحيانا متنافرة إلا إنها بلا شك شخصيات ملهمة ومفعمة بروح المرح بسبب غرابة تصرفاتها وحديثها الغير مفهوم والخالي من المنطق الجميع مجنون في هذه الرواية حتى أليس إنساقت ل
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karen
these are my favorite illustrations for alice...
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
This is a hard book to rate. Honestly, most of it is quite silly. I have seen movie versions and adaptations and I knew that it was pretty bizarre. But in the reading, it's a bit...well, absurd. If that is one what is expecting, it's a pretty good book. I think that one has to have a high tolerance for silly puns. Some of which are a bit obscure for a modern audience, but I think that kids that read it during that era would have appreciated it.

What I liked the most about it, is, well, Alice. She
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⊱ Irena ⊰
To read this gem as an adult is truly a special treat. It only gets stronger the older you read it. It is one of my favourite stories I've ever read.
Revisiting this has been more than enjoyable.
Chiara Pagliochini
“Così rimase seduta con gli occhi chiusi, quasi credendosi nel Paese delle Meraviglie, pur sapendo che sarebbe bastato riaprirli per ritornare alla grigia realtà.”

Quand’ero bambina, c’era un unico cartone della Disney che non guardavo mai con piacere. E questo era, non a caso, Alice nel Paese delle Meraviglie. Mia sorella ed io ne eravamo terrorizzate. I fiori pettegoli, la Regina di Cuori, la storia delle Ostrichette. La storia delle Ostrichette! Ma dico, ve la ricordate?
Avevo già letto questo
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Mark
Having just been staying with a friend near Liverpool for a few days we went to the Tate Gallery in the Albert Docks to see the Alice in Wonderland exhibition. It began a little unpromisingly as some of the 'influences' and links drawn up by the curators were tenuous to say the least. I personally love the Pre-Raphaelites and the curators set themselves to say how influential Lewis Carroll was on their work, this may or may not be the case but one of the pictures appears to have been placed on t ...more
Denisse
Buddy Read 28/Feb/2015 in the Emma's Tea Party with: Betza, Majo, Lizet, Vicky, Shii & Jessica :D

3.5 A masterpiece or a bunch of nonsense? Who cares! So many great lessons this book has. Who cares! And we are all mad, anyway ;)

"we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad."

Un libro gracioso, muy imaginativo. Pero algo de locura de vez en cuando no afecta a nadie. Dejar volar la imaginación de vez en cuando le hace bien a la gente, así que gente, NO LA CONTENGAN!
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Ariel
I just.. I didn't like it. It was annoying and random .. I'm sorry!
Mohammed
I didnt read this a kid so i didnt have to see it with new eyes as an adult. My impression is that its both a mad, fun story and it is also complex one for a novel aimed at children. A story whose literary quality both kids and adult can enjoy.

I have more respect for Carroll's writing ability than i expected and i like how he didnt look down on the reader. Some books aimed at kids look down at them, oversimplify things. I have not even see a film based on this novel so everything was fresh, new
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Manny

Canichon dit à
la Souris, Qu'il
rencontra
dans le
logis :
"Je crois
le moment
fort propice
De te faire
aller en justice.
Je ne
doute pas
du succès
Que doit
avoir
notre procès.
Vite, allons,
commençons
l'affaire
Ce matin
je n'ai rien
à faire"
La souris
dit à
Canichon :
"Sans juge
et sans
jurés
mon bon !"
Mais
Canichon
plein de
malice
Dit :
"C'est moi
qui suis
la justice
Et que
tu aies
raison
ou tort
Je vais te
condamner
à mort !"
بسام عبد العزيز
تحذير بسيط : هذه المراجعة ستكون طويلة للغاية. فإن لم يكن لديك وقت فلا تهتم بها.

ثلاث مرات و لم أفقد استمتاعي للحظة واحدة!
إنها ما يطلق عليه "نشوة عقلية خالصة"!
كل جملة في الكتاب لها هدف.. كل تعبير خلفه العديد من الأفكار..

عندما أقرأ كتابا من 60 صفحة بالإنجليزية و ضعفها تقريبا tفي نسخته العربية في أكثر من 6 ساعات فقط لأنني أتوقف عند كل جملة و عند كل كلمة لأحلل و أفسر و افهم.. فهذا يكفي وحده كدليل على مدى روعة مثل هذا الكتاب!

منذ فترة طويلة لم أجد كتابا يستنفرني فكريا لهذا الحد حتى أنني ترددت طويلا في
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♡Chloe♡
This review is going to be really quick as I should be revising right now, but I won't have the time to review this book soon (and I like to review it while it is still fresh in my head).

I decided to read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, because I had already downloaded it onto my kindle, I am very busy at the moment and wanted a fun, short story to read. I like Alice's Adventures in Wonderland since I have been a child (mainly for the Disney movie) and I have also been in the play one stage.

A
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Maria
I absolutely love this book. It's complete nonsense of course, but that's the great thing about it. Alice, a little girl, falls down a rabbit hole and enters Wonderland, filled with talking animals and strange creatures, and a pack of cards that has a life of its own. It's a dream, and like most dreams it makes absolutely no sense at all. It was one of my favourite books as a child, so I decided to re-read it after 30 odd years, and I'm glad I did. It made me laugh out loud.
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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.

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“It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.” 12084 likes
“But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad."
"How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here.”
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