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Preview — Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Macmillan Classics Edition
A timeless heroine, Alice is quick-witted, determined and resourceful. In her extraordinary adventures she meets a series of unforgettable characters, from the bossy White Rabbit to the grinning Cheshire-Cat and the Mad Hatter, all of whom are as famous as Alice herself.
Featuring the original line drawings by John Tenniel and a foreword by Hilary McKay, this special editio...more
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 ...more
Reread this for booktube-a-thon 2017 just because I was falling behind. Obviously I loved it (again).
*Reread January 2016*
Read for the school this time and I read the Puffin In Bloom edition. I loved the new illustrations!
Lewis Carroll comes to me
speaking words of wisdom
THIS IS MY FAVORITE BOOK.
No qualifier. No excuse. No “one of my favorites.” This one is it, y’all.
Well, also Through the Looking Glass. But THAT’S PRACTICALLY THE SECOND HALF OF THE SAME BOOK. (And other examples of my inability to make decisions or commit in any way to anything.)
I currently have 18 copies of this book. I’ve attempted to read it ...more
«Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, “and what is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “ without pictures or conversations ?”»
Right from the beginning and from the first assertion of Alice, we understand that her thoughts encapsulate hard truth that make us smile fo...more
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson over the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children. It is considered to be one of the be ...more
3rd read: The quote struck me as appropriate to the world we're living in now. Not only have we changed, but the world has changed in the last few days and weeks. I guess these kind of observations are what I get from reading Alice in Wonderland during a pandemic! That said, this reading (actually an audible reading from Scarlett Johansson who did a fantastic job) reinforced the timeless quality of Lewis Carroll's celebr ...more
“But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.I needed an adequate amount of nostalgia to guide me through this level of crazy.
"Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad."
Little Alice fellEveryone knows this story. Alice falls down the rabbit hole and into Wonderland - a place wholly unexpected, trivial and unforgettable. She meets several good friends ...more
bumped her head
and bruised her soul!
This took me a long time to get through...I found it sometimes tedious to be quite honest. Sorry. I guess I just don't love the nonsensical fun of this as much as everyone else seems to love it.
I enjoyed the pictures and I really liked this edition and I enjoyed it well enough, but as I said, I just don't love it as much as a lot of others do.
“Well, I should like to be a little larger, sir,
if you wouldn’t mind,” said Alice : “ three inches
is such a wretched height to be.”
“It is a very good height indeed !” said the
Caterpillar angrily, rearing itself upright as it
spoke (it was exactly three inches high).
Today, reading a friend’s review on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass, I searched the garden shed for an edition of Alice in Wonderland illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger which I read ages ago, to have anothe ...more
There are so many great things to say about this story. For me, as a work of fantasy, it is on par with The Chronicles of Narnia, Peter Pan and The Wizard of Oz in terms of its creative imagination.
These stories seem to centre on the idea of escape, escape from a boring reality in which the protagonist enters a world of exciting, and sometimes terrifying, adventure as they walk away from their ...more
If you ever tripped out getting bigger and smaller, things that half disappear in the air and inanimate objects suddenly coming to life were part of the fun of the trip.
Lewis Carroll wrote Alice as a children's fantasy, but I believe he and his friends must have had a quiet smile at no one guessing the source of his inspiration. Or ...more
I'm not going to insult your intelligence by giving a plot summary for this book as I think every person on the planet knows the premise. However, for the sake of completion and satisfying my OCD tendencies... Alice is a young girl who falls through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world, meeting lots of weird and peculiar characters. And that's it.
Well, the Mad Hatter isn't wrong. I started this book excited at the premise of reading a classic that I don't recall ever having rea ...more
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 ...more
Happy, fun, perilous, enlightening, sometimes sad
A man, in a Hat, scatty, as a rabid bat
A Mouse, a crazy Hare, and Twins that are Fat
A Nasty Cook, and a Grinning Cheshire Cat
A Tea Party, a Catapiller smoking a Hookah, a Mushroom, one side makes her Tall
The other side of the Mushroom, makes her Small
An invitation, from a Fishfootman, and a very tired Dormouse
The Cheshire Cat appears in a tree, directing Alice to the March Hare's House🐯👍
Alice herself is quite a character, and is able to stand up for herself against the strange and seemingly illogical world of wonderland. As she comes across each of the weird and wonderful creatures - like the White Rabbit, the Duchess and Cheshire Cat, the Caterpillar, the March Hare, Mad Hatter and Doormouse, the Gryphon and Mock Turtle, and the Queen and her court (as the Gryphon re ...more
The intro to the book mentioned this being psychedelic fiction. Having grown up frequently seein ...more
I think it was a good choice for me to reread one of my favorite childhood stories before I read the one I really wanted to: Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.
When I was a little girl I LOVED the Disney movie and, since this book has some different aspects, it is no wonder I find the movie to be better.
However, it was still a really enjoyable ride everytime I read it.
Everlasting quotes are the reason this book is classic, and I love them all!
I have always wondered what inspir ...more
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is popularly known to many as a children's book, and Lewis Carroll admitted to writing it for the little girls of the Dean of the college he taught at. A quote from C. S. Lewis, in The Three Ways of Writing For Children (1952), "A children's story which is enjoyed only by children is a bad children's story. The good ones last, because a children's story is the best art-form for somethi ...more
If anything this book encourages the imagination to grow!
I hate Alice tho...she's annoying than all the adults in A series of Unfortunate events put together!
Read this more than a decade ago and dont remember a single thing.
Rereading t ...more
[Original review, Aug 12 2018]
My attempt to learn Icelandic just by reading continues with the Icelandic translation of Alice in Wonderland, another of my favourite books. I've now finished my first pass and am going back to the beginning, copying it out and running it through the little corpus script we're developing. I've combined the texts for the two books. This lets me get a snapshot of how familiar the vocabulary is on the first page of Alice, which I've just finished ...more
Loved the Cheshire Cat and the Hatter most as both are different, quirky and honest - making all the sense in the world with their nonsense.
"Then you shouldn't talk."
I am sure that everyone have read/watched/listened/enjoyed/hated different versions of the story of Alice going down the rabbit hole.
"Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it."
My favourite version is definitely the one that Neo experiences in Matrix. The movie references the book through various homages and follows eager to learn Neo into an impossible land.
"Curiouser and curiouser!"
Just like curious Alice landed in a peculiar world.
From the genre of literary nonsense comes this classic work loved by children and adults alike.
As Alice slips into a dream, she finds herself chasing after a white rabbit with a waist coat and pocket watch. Apparently, he is late for something important. He heads down a rabbit ...more
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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.