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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Other Stories

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Leather Bound, Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions Series, 1165 pages
Published January 12th 2010 by Barnes & Noble (first published 1865)
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Leslie Silton Dear Lauren,
I am writing a novella about Wonderland: "Life in Alice's Wonderland". I'm about 2/3rd's of the way through it. I've sent a few chapters t…more
Dear Lauren,
I am writing a novella about Wonderland: "Life in Alice's Wonderland". I'm about 2/3rd's of the way through it. I've sent a few chapters to friends and family and so far it's gotten very nice responses. Would you be interested in reading one or two of the chapters?

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Duane
It may not be the most beloved children's story ever, but it may be the best known. With a cast of characters known the world over, and reproduced in every entertainment form imaginable, it's made "Alice" the one word name that everyone recognizes as Lewis Carroll's iconic character. And there is an unnerving quality about it that leaves you thinking that, just maybe, this crazy world does exist somewhere in some dimension, and that we make wake up some morning and find ourselves in the "Twiligh ...more
Ashley
The time has come,' the Walrus said,
To talk of many things:
Of shoes — and ships — and sealing-wax —
Of cabbages — and kings —
And why the sea is boiling hot —
And whether pigs have wings.'

(Quote from Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There ' written by none other than the fantastical Lewis Carroll)

As per usual, as Alice happens to be my favorite story of all time... 5, BADDA BING BADDA BOOM, golden STARS.

Have to add that this edition is also truly beautiful one; a wonderful
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Asghar Abbas
Jan 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing

After all the metaphors and symbolism regarding Alice, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter in beaver hat, and going down the Rabbit holes, it was surreal reading the Original thing after all that but it wasn't surreal enough.

Now this is a children's book in every way and more.

Well worth the wait, didn't let down and did not disappoint in any way. It was everything I thought it would be and more. Much much more. All the hype surrounding it well justified.

Now this is living up to the expectations.
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Angela
Mar 15, 2010 rated it liked it
How am I supposed to explain all this? I swear Lewis Carroll was on drugs. If you asked me to make up something as wildly insane as this, I wouldn't even come close. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass are exactly as I remembered the films. They're insane and brilliant all at once.

It was the Sylvie & Bruno books that took me the longest to get through, because I honestly had no idea what was going on at times. The basic premise is the narrator going along on his normal
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Caroline Åsgård
Apr 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-pretties
This is the first Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classic book I have read, and judging by only the cover, it's absolutely astounding. Cute and pink with wonderful artwork, and pages dipped in gold which gives the pages that ''old'' vintage feeling! The first two parts of the book is of course the Alice books - I finished those in a day each, it was wonderful reliving my childhood, and also learning more about the books, as the Disney and Tim Burton movies are just mere interpretations. I loved the ...more
Yelena
Feb 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This particular edition is part of Barnes & Noble's Leather-bound Classics Collection. Carroll's volume is bound by distinctive pink bonded leather, with black illustration and gold leaf embellishment; "Beautiful" is an understatement when describing this collection; it's exquisite - to say the least! These books are so precious to me. They are the epitome of what my "dream library" will contain; breath-taking editions of the classics and masterpieces. Most of the books in this particular collec ...more
Luzie
Nov 11, 2017 rated it liked it
I decided just to read "Alice in Wonderland" and "Alice - Through the Looking Glass", and "Puzzles from Wonderland" since that's the main reason I bought this book in the first place. And in the aftermath of my thoughts I decided that the other stories in this book, I can either read later or just ignore since I don't have the motivation or desire to actually read them. I think Alice's stories were kind of whimsical, but in a generally understanding and wonderful way. I had to take a lot of brea ...more
Daniëlle Van den Brink
Apr 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
"The question is", said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things." "The question is", said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be the master -- that is all."

And a good question it is! Though this collection holds far more than just the well-known Alice in Wonderland stories, those were my favourites. Carroll is incredibly witty and really has a way with words that shows best in those stories and, in my opinion, a few short stories and some of his poetry. He masterfully constructe
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Matilda Chapman
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First of all, this edition of the book is just gorgeous.

Secondly, I'm not really going to review the book per say because let's face it, Carroll is a strange yet fascinating writer whose work barely makes any sense. His writing is unintelligible most of the time, yet the stories of Alice and her adventures in Wonderland are highly acclaimed, perhaps purely because they are so original?

I don't know what to think of Lewis Carroll as a person, or as an author. All I know is that Alice's Adventure
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Katy
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Such a strange tale. I've always been so enchanted by it though -- especially the cryptic rhymes interspersed. Are they meant to mean anything? Are the "morals" presented throughout the book to be taken seriously...or are they Carroll's idea of satirizing the moralizing books of his time period?

Alice falls into the rabbit hole with society's rules in mind. She takes the virtues and rules from school and her parents...and she finds that they don't apply. Much like
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Priscila Palomares
Jan 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is my favorite book! i absolutely love it and would recommend it to anyone who loves puzzles, riddles and poems.
Courtney Jadevaia
Oct 12, 2015 rated it liked it
I'll stick to the Disney movie. This was a bit trippy for me. Definitely a nice classic to read the original and understand the original story though.
Gemma
Sep 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourite-books
My favourite edition of my favourite story. I am sat re-reading Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and still smile at every page.
Leslie Gonzales
Jun 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Been eyeing this adorable pink & gold leatherbound edition for months. On a whim I finally walked into Barnes & Noble and bought it. When I got home that same night, I finished Alice's Adventures in a sitting. Such an easy and lovable read for me; I have many, many times before. Even as an adult I feel akin to Alice still. Happy to have this on my shelf and to dive into "Other Stories" within the next few months/years, whenever that mood strikes. ...more
Liz
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read this book fairly quickly and enjoyed it throughly it’s one of those rare classics that are super easy to understand! I’m doing a kind of Alice In wonderland inspired TBR so any recommendations would be Wonderlandiful!
Already picking up:
-heartless
-the looking glass wars
-jabberwocky
-A wonderlandiful world
And if you count furthermore...😘thanks!
Lelani
Feb 17, 2014 rated it did not like it
I hated this book. I loved the movie as kid, and I thought that I would like this as well, but when you read it - it's like reading the experience of a drug addict that is high.
Gabriela Freitas
I really enjoyed Alice in Wonderland and the sequel, but I couldn't read past chapter 7 of Sylvie and Bruno or the two poems.
Sabrina
May 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
This wasn’t my favorite movie growing up and it’s not my favorite children’s book either but the metaphors are fun and it’s cool visualize some parts of the movie as I read the story
Nicolle
I only read the Alice parts
Grace Rowan
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This classic story should be read my people of all ages. I enjoyed reading it because it was out of the ordinary and similar to the movie. In addition, the character Alice is portrayed as a very independent young girl transitioning into adulthood. Wonderland is a whimsical place full of fantasy and magic that is synonymous with childhood stories that everyone enjoys.
McKenna
May 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: finished
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Rebecca Wowk
Jun 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a classic novel that shows a view of a child's imagination. The book represents the idea of growing up and the challenges people face on the adventure through adulthood. It is a great book filled with many different stories and adventures that allow readers to become interested in the stories. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland leaves you wanting more and allows you to venture back into your own childish imagination to explore Wonderland.
Charles Moore
Jun 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is silly stuff. And I loved every word of it. The puns, the word play, the jokes, the imagination all dig deep inside and remind me of all the seriousness that is nothing but construct and I had forgotten all the wonderful newness of the world. Without a doubt we take ourselves (particularly in our dotage) too seriously.

I suspect that when we read Alice all those once-upon-a-time strange things in the world are strange things again and we giggle or smile or let the thought linger for a mom
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Kara
Feb 27, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2012
It's a strange thing, these stories. "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There" are the more popular of Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson's, better known as Lewis Carroll, writings.

They're definitely written for children but I do not think children of this day and age would enjoy it as much. There's a lot of mention of poetry and song and verse that only a child from 18th century England would get. But it's very fun either way. Probably best to read the sto
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GoldGato
Nov 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You can find hundreds of versions of Alice's classic tale, but this one is my favorite. Wonderland, Looking Glass, and the Snark are all together, fighting for your attention as soon as you dare to pick up the book. This version was published in 1925, when the world had not yet lost its innocence, unaware of what was around the corner. The pages are uncut, such a joy to hold, really. This is why we buy used books, so we can share the previous owner's secrets.

Frances Clareva White, December 25

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Rikke
"LOVE-lighted eyes, that will not start
At frown of rage or malice!
Uplifted brow, undaunted heart
Ready to dine on raspberry-tart
Along with fairy Alice!
"

Happy blabbering nonsense, puzzling riddles, surreal phantasms, a profound love for tea, talking rabbits, invisible fairies and a perfect understanding of how the world looks through the eyes of a child. That is the essential ingredients of Carroll's writing.

No author has ever since made such magnificent wordplay and used such a heavy amount of a
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Sara
Aug 11, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2016
First off: This is such a pretty book! Seriously!
But well, about the Content.. I liked Alice's adventures in Wonderland and Throug the Lookingglass, I finished that in like two days.
Bruno and Sylvie was pretty hard to read and I had no idea what was going on for most of the time.
And that is actually a pretty good summary of the entire book: Hard to read and what's even going on?
Some of the poetry was nice, some I didn't understand at all, and most of the time I was thinking: Seriously?! Becau
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Whitney
Apr 18, 2013 rated it liked it
One day a curious little girl named Alice follows a rabbit down a rabbit-hole, and what ensues is a fantastical adventure that most people could not even dream up. After a constant act of shrinking and growing Alice meets the many characters of Wonderland, a blue caterpillar smoking a hookah, who's sentences tend to go round and round like an 8-track player, all ending with "Who are you?" She has tea with the Mad Hatter and the March Hare leaving more confused than when she arrived and drinking ...more
Kayleigh Prentice
Feb 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i picked up this volume to have a forever copy of “alice in wonderland,” to visit my cat and caterpillar anytime i want to, and hopefully share he same with my kids as bedtime stories.

i had no idea what to expect from carroll’s other works, as i’d never ventured beyond alice’s life.

i was so pleasantly surprised by the “sylvia and bruno” chronicles. i really appreciated the social and political criticisms offered by the “reality” track (especially those concerning the pervasive duopoly culture o
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Kayleigh  Sparrow
Jul 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
What can I say about Alice? This book has partly made me who I am! She is wonderfully innocent and curious, surrounded by a world of wonder. No film however hard they try will capture the magic.
And this Barnes and Noble edition is so beautiful it some how manages to make the story even more special!
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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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