The Original Wonderland

Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass  by  Lewis Carroll   description:

Weary of her storybook, one “without pictures or conversations,” the young and imaginative Alice follows a hasty hare underground–to come face-to-face with some of the strangest adventures and most fantastic characters in all of literature.

The Ugly Duchess, the Mad Hatter, the weeping Mock Turtle, the diabolical Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat–each more eccentric than the last–could only have come from that master of sublime nonsense, Lewis Carroll.

In penning this brilliant burlesque of children’s literature, Carroll has written a farcical satire of rigid Victorian society, an arresting parody of the fears, anxieties, and complexities of growing up.

Carroll was one of the few adult writers to successfully enter the children’s world of make-believe: where the impossible becomes possible, the unreal–real, and where the height of adventure is limited only by the depths of imagination.

aliceAlice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass   5 STARS

no matter what movie you’ve watched or retelling you’ve read, you have to read the original… everyone should in my opinion read this… and it says it’s a satire on Victorian society, which you can see, but it’s still a book easily enjoyed now… unlike such books like Gulliver’s Travels which does the same thing but it’s almost like an inside joke that you’re left out of… this is an exciting adventure that brings out the little kid in you that believes in the impossible… and I would say to read both of the books together because if you’ve seen any movies you can really see how the 2 books were combined in them… but more than anything I just love Carroll’s linguistic twists in here… his use of nonce words just make me love him all the more… someone who can basically make up words and yet convey such wonderful images and thoughts has got to be a literary genius… it’s just a rare occasion to come across a book that feels completely its own…

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