Alice's Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There➢ [Epub] ➜ Alice's Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There By Lewis Carroll ➬ – I can't explain myself I'm afraid sir said Alice Because I'm not myself you seeWhen Alice sees a white rabbit take a watch out of its waistcoat pocket she decides to follow it and a seuence of most un I can't explain myself in Wonderland PDF Î I'm afraid sir said Alice Because I'm not myself you seeWhen Alice Alice's Adventures eBook Ò sees a white rabbit take a watch out of its waistcoat pocket she decides to follow it Adventures in Wonderland Epub ß and a seuence of most unusual events is set in motion This mini book contains the entire Adventures in Wonderland / Through ePUB ✓ topsy turvy stories of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass accompanied by practical notes and Martina Pelouso's memorable full colour illustrations. 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 blanchIt has been my policy that the best literature for children is not a trifling thing not a simplification of the adult or a sillier take on the world Good Children's literature is some of the most difficult literature to write because one must challenge engage please and awe a mind without resorting to archetypes or life experienceOnce a body grows old enough we are all saddened by the thought of a breakup We have a set of knowledge and memories The pain returns to the surface Children are not born with these understandings so to make them understand pain fear and loss is no trivial thing The education of children is the transformation of an erratic and hedonistic little beast into a creature with a rational method by which to judge the worldA child must be taught not to fear monsters but to fear instead electrical outlets pink slips poor people and lack of social acceptance The former is frightening in and of itself the latter for complex internal reasons I think the real reason that culture often fears sexuality and violence in children is because they are such natural urges We fear to trigger them because we cannot control the little beasts We cannot watch them every minuteSo to write Children's Literature an author must create something complex and challenging something that the child can turn over in their mind without accidentally revealing some terrible aspect of the world that the child is not yet capable of dealing with Carroll did this by basing his fantasies off of complex impersonal structures linguistics and mathematical theory These things have all the ambiguity uncertainty and structure of the grown up world without the messy human partsThis is also why the Alice stories fulfill another reuirement I have for Children's Lit that it be just as intriguing and rewarding for adults There is no need to limit the depth in books for children because each reader will come away with whatever they are capable of finding Fill an attic with treasures and the child who enters it may find any number of things put a single coin in a room and you ensure that the child will find it but nothing Of course we must remember that nothing we can write will ever be strange or disturbing to a child than the pure unadulterated world that we will always have failed to prepare them for However perhaps we can fail a little less and give them Alice Not all outlets are to be feared despite what your parents taught you In fact some should be prodded with regularity and if you dare not a little joy THIS BOOK IS MY DREAMIt’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland plus Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There plus a ton of critical analysis and fun facts and biographical info and poetry and background and cultural and period information and bonus illustrations and basically all you need or could ever want to know except if you’re me and your love for and curiosity about Alice and Lewis Carroll and Wonderland will never be satiatedAnd also it’s about a suare yard and the font is tiny and it weighs about 30 pounds and takes an eternity to readI loved this so much that it made my heart hurt to finish it My version of paradise is probably something like this where I’m alternating between reading the original text I love than anything and elouent wise humorous elaboration on things I had never known The I learned the I wanted to knowI guess you could say I grew curiouser and curiouserI love myselfAnyway my bookmark for this book was a folded up sheet of lined paper on which I wrote down the titles and works of art and research ueries I wanted to know about as I read I filled up both sides of that sheetAbsolutely every aspect of this book is gorgeous and curated and fascinating I don’t really know how to review this because it basically transcended reading for me It was just a perfect experienceBottom line If you love Alice like I do or really really like it you need to read this book It’s a gift That’s all I can say pre reviewi have never in my entire life cried in public over a bookuntil todayTHIS BOOK MADE ME CRY IN PUBLIC of a review to come?? Dreams figments of the wondrous mind what things can it createA little girl named Alice 7 with her big sister a few years older sitting on the banks of the gentle river Thames on a calm warm sunny day in 1862 how delightful still she is bored watching her sibling read a book not paying any attention to her with no pictures imagine that getting sleepyOut of nowhere a nervous White Rabbit dashes by Alice no big deal even though it has clothes on not thinking it peculiar when the animal speaks looking at a watch and declares he will be late to an important party Intrigued the child follows the rapid rabbit down a large hole a long tunnel soon finding a precipice then falling and falling the never ending drop continues as the frightened girl starts to believe maybe uite possible arrive finally on the other side of the world welcome Australia Nevertheless landing safely in a pile of leaves unhurt Alice in a strange hall sees a bottle that says drink me She the brave girl does being much too big for this land needing to get out to the beautiful place outside that Alice views through the door too small for her and shrinks this will not be the last time either her size will vary in future adventures in this magical tale Meeting a plethora of mad characters as one of them matter of fact boasts we're all mad here The Cheshire Cat with his always grinning smile as he fades away and reappears the ueen of Hearts the annoyed ruler freuently shouts and proclaims Off with their heads and her curiouser and curiouser crouet matchwith real animals for euipment the Mad Hatter and his perpetual tea party with the March Hare who enjoys puzzling Alice The mellow Caterpillar likes sitting on top of a mushroom smoking leisurely and showing scorn for the little girl's silly uestions the Mock Turtle who head looks like a cow and is sad the ugly Duchess sneezing because her maid's over use of pepper other weird souls in this enchanting book appear If you are a type of person who relishes the road less traveled this will be up your alley A classic children's fable that will always be a favorite having sold than 100 million copies and adults can be entrapped also and benefit by the amusing satire of their foibles which everyone hasThat is being human “Once she remembered trying to box her own ears for having cheated herself in a game of crouet she was playing against herself for this curious child was very fond of pretending to be two people”If I ever had to choose to be another literary person than my beloved soulmate Don uixote it would have to be Alice in Wonderland Why would I need to be another character than the one and only Don? Well it is good to have a backup if you are asked to come to a masuerade as a favourite book character a not completely unlikely risk and side effect of my profession and you realise that your blonde hair and the emphasis on blue dresses in your wardrobe makes that a much natural choice than the Medieval male dresscode of La ManchaOn the other hand Alice is a perfect complement to the Don in many ways While he sets out to give the ordinary world some magic she dives into Wonderland to make it sparkle with her common sense approach to madness A perfect pair those two characters In times like these they are needed than ever to fight the windmills or Jabberwockys of modern craziness As coffee is a means of survival to me and I like the idea of drinking it out of a mug featuring an illustration of a famous tea party as nonsensical as most but fun I once went to London and bought myself a Mad Hatter mug the handle nicely formed like one of those keys Alice had such trouble with The uote on the back of the mug has helped me along with the caffeine and a sense of humour as dark as my no milk and no sugar coffee survive many a lesson with teenagersIf you knew Time as well as I do’ said the Hatter ‘you wouldn’t talk about wasting itI know for a fact that this book can be reread as many times as needed to figure out your own identity and level of madness without any waste of time whatsoever“Who am I then? Tell me that first and then if I like being that person I'll come up; if not I'll stay down here till I'm someone else”I can almost give the same promise that Milo got in The Phantom TollboothRESULTS ARE NOT GUARANTEED BUT IF NOT PERFECTLY SATISFIED YOUR WASTED TIME WILL BE REFUNDED Many uestions arose both around Carroll´s alleged drug consumption and mental state of the author and besides himself nobody will ever know But it has been used to argue for pro drug consumption by hippies for damnation by all of their political opponents and as part of the myth how authors find inspirations The idea of how the mental state of a writer or artist in general influences herhis works is even fascinating because the thin line between sane imagination and creativity and madness or getting lost in a world one created herhimself is a thin and unclear one and just genetic luck or pure coincidence may make the difference between a world building ingenious and very successful author superstar and severe lifelong mental illness Mental strength and self discipline to let the demons work for one instead of killing them or a small pharmacological help may make the difference between world fame and mental asylum and completely blocking or losing the controllable and not harmful symptoms might destroy the ability to make such works take away the needed basis of dreams hallucinations and loss of reality necessary to create uniue works A manifestation of how precious and fragile those human egos fictional surrogates of what the brain wants areAt a time when there was close to no fantasy literature available Carroll wrote a precursor of today's bizarro fictionfantasysci fi crossoverhorrorwhatever genre that ought be novels focussing on the hero´s journey of one main plot with the strangeness and surreality of the characters and environment as main driving enginesI don´t know where Carroll took his ideas from and what inspired him to invent this tale as other pioneers of Fantasy tended to use steal and adapt old mythology but much of the content is just so bizarre that it doesn´t correspond the typical standards of the innocent except the violence opportunism sexism racism extremism and many other evil isms old talesBecause of the violence and weirdness I wouldn´t consider it as a clean normal read for all ages any but closer to the elder kid section A true classic having a lasting impact on pop culture and many other works and tinkering with the ideas of reality consciousness and the layers of dimensions that might lie beyond the known three and the realm of interpretations connotations and innuendos Because it is highly subjective it is very difficult to draw the line between witty hidden critic and simple plot device and just the author knows what the true intention was But just that so many big clever whatsoever generations of adults and parents are thinking about and puzzling around what hidden meaning behind that lovely story with beheadings bipolar schizophrenic and generally prone to mental illness side characters highly developed nanotech that let´s one grow and shrink and stuff may be differs it from other classicsOne of the rare examples where timeless all devouring uestions have been compressed and distilled to an allegedly benign nice little tale for the kiddies but the deeper the interested adult digs the further shehe explores the Matrix style abyssal depths of the hidden human thoughts fears and imaginations the bigger the WTF factor becomesTropes show how literature is conceptualized and created and which mixture of elements makes works and genres uniue 868 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Through the Looking Glass Alice's Adventures in Wonderland #1 2 Lewis CarrollThrough the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There 1871 is a novel by Lewis Carroll Charles Lutwidge Dodgson the seuel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 1865 Set some six months later than the earlier book Alice again enters a fantastical world this time by climbing through a mirror into the world that she can see beyond it Through the Looking Glass includes such celebrated verses as Jabberwocky and The Walrus and the Carpenter and the episode involving Tweedledum and Tweedledee The mirror which inspired Carroll remains displayed in Charlton Kingsتاریخ نخستین خوانش ماه مارس سال 2001 میلادیعنوان آلیس آنسوی آینه؛ نویسنده لوئیس کارول؛ مترجم محمدتقی بهرامی حران؛ تهران، جامی، 1374؛ در 138 ص؛ شابک 9786001760235؛ چاپ دوم 1389؛ موضوع داستانهانی نوجوانان از نویسندگان انگلیسی سده 19 معنوان ماجراهای آلیس در سرزمین عجایب و سفر به درون آینه و آنچه آلیس آنجا یافت؛ نویسنده لوئیس کارول؛ مترجم جواد دانش آرا؛ تهران، فرهنگ نشر نو، 1395؛ در 462 ص؛ مصور؛ شابک 9786008547044؛ آن‌ سوی آینه؛ ادامه‌ ای است بر کتاب «آلیس در سرزمین عجایب»، مرحله‌ ای که سرانجام آلیس که هویت خود را در سرزمین عجایب یافته، سعی در شکل‌ دادن آن و پیدا کردن جایگاهش در اجتماع دارد «لوئیس کارول»، آن‌ سوی آینه را هفت سال پس از سرزمین عجایب، هنگامی که آلیس لیدل چهارده‌ ساله بود نوشت در آنسوی آینه، آلیس با اختیار کامل قدم به «شهر آینه» می‌گذارد، تا بازهم با موجودات بیشتری آشنا شود، و تجربه بیندوزد در این داستان، شهر آینه را قانونِ شطرنج اداره می‌کند، و آلیس که با ورود به این سرزمین، تنها یک مهره ی سرباز پیاده محسوب می‌شود، بر طبق قانون می‌تواند تا خانه ی هشتم پیش برود، و با رسیدن به آنجا، تا مقام مهره ی وزیر ارتقا پیدا کند در بخش‌های نخستینِ داستان، وزیرِ مهره‌ های سرخ شطرنج، همچون یک معلم، راه پیروزی را برای آلیس شرح می‌دهد ا شربیانی Curiouser and curiouser edition This is the annotated edition collecting both novels in the Alice book series “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass and What Alice found There” WE’RE ALL MAD HERE Begin at the beginning This was technically a re reading since I’ve already read both novels previously the key difference here was that this is an “annotated” edition which includes a comprehensive section at the end of each chapter with tons of notes revealing “behind the scenes” detailing moments in the life of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson aka Lewis Carroll the “real” meaning of scenes the “real” inspirations for several of the characters in both novels historic meaning in the Victorian England of casual expressions that got outdated nowadays studies in the metrics of the poems included in the novels etc I don’t think Then you shouldn’t talk It was a curiouser and curiouser reading experience since this was my first “annotated edition” of any book and I believe that if you want to engage into this sort of books it’s advisable having read the regular version of the novel first since reading all those annotations after each chapter it’s a kinda of “braking” effect since depending the chapter you’ll invest almost the same time reading the explanations than the chapter itself so you lose a great deal of the rhythm of your reading therefore if you haven’t read the story before you may not enjoying as much as it was supposed to be It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards Of course almost all the information was made by scholars in the Lewis Carroll’s works doing assumptions and best guesses since the author was already gone when this annotated edition began to be conceived Therefore it’s a priceless access to get a better understanding of the novels at the era when they were published BUT sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast you can’t fully take without a doubt the exposed explanations since you can’t ask the author any to validate if their interpretations are truly accurate So as many things in life it’s up to you if you wish to believe them I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then And as those scholars mentioned at some momento of the annotations that sometimes we are so obssessed to find a secret meaning behind any single uote any single character any single scene etc and while it’s evident that some uotes characters and scenes have indeed a double significance some of them are merely things needed to keep flowing the narrative as simply as that without any conspiration or secret plot I’m not strange weird off nor crazy my reality is just different from yours so don’t get too deep into the annotations section and simply enjoy this wonderfully mad tale about a little girl who fell down into a rabbit’s hole and she kept finding curiouser and curiouser things even through the looking glass and go on till you come to the end then stop Read both as a child and again as an adult Loved and appreciated it then; love and appreciate it now A book everyone should read at least once and one that I hope children are still reading today This is a weird one The I read the I'm okay with the weirdness Does that say something about me? I thought at first I wouldn't read it to my kids because it's too strange but I'm thinking now I might They just might like it We'll see how it ends Am I lame that I've never read this before? Okay done with them both Alice in Wonderland was okay Still weird Weird and I didn't understand it Through the Looking Glass took weird to a whole new level A bad level The whole time I was reading it I was thinking Is Carroll on crack? This makes no sense And then I thought maybe I needed to be on crack to understand it I've had crazy dreams sort of like this all disjointed and random and all but that doesn't mean I want to read a book about psycho dreams And what's up with shaking the poor kitten all the time? I might read Wonderland to the kids I won't read Through the Looking GlassAnd does anyone really know what this all means? Because if it's just for fun it wasn't Then Alice saw a large wall in the middle distance Someone was sitting on the top of it When Alice had come within a few yards of it she saw that the thing sitting on the wall had eyes and a nose and mouth and a large pile of golden hair; and when she had come very close she saw clearly that it was TRUMPTY DUMPTY himself It must be him because that’s what is written on his baseball cap she said to herself He was already speaking to her “They said I wouldn’t build the wall and I built the wall They were wrong because they weren’t right Really really really great wall”“I’m sure it is” said Alice “What is it for?”“Believe me this is the greatest wall there ever was”“I’m sure it is” said Alice “but please what is it for?”“The people there were people who said the wall would never be built they were not smart people as you see the wall is right here it is extremely extremely here believe me”“Yes I do see that it is but please” said Alice getting rather impatient “what is it for?”“Those people there were so many many of them they said the wall was never ever ever going to be built that’s what they said you can check that it’s there in the record They were really really not smart those people Everyone here can see that this is a great great day That is what people are telling me ”“But – started Alice“We are making Wonderland great again Really really great Dozens hundreds of people have said that there would be no wall No wall at all They said it would never never never happen You can’t find those people any because they are on the other side of the wall Oh yes there is another side of the wall Really really other side Can you hear them?”Trumpty put his hand to his ear exaggeratedly listening Alice listened hard too for a moment but could not hear a sound except for Trumpty talking continually She had by now given up trying to ask Trumpty Dumpty anything at all It was as if he did not know what a conversation was“It’s going to be amazing really amazing You will see Wonderland great again So great”Sorry about that I really just wanted to flag up that this Definitive 150th Anniversary edition by Martin Gardner is exuisite and replaces all previous editions So if you have a birthday coming up you could ask for this And if you get it you'll have a smile that will take a really really great long time to fade away Believe me

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking
  • Paperback
  • 239 pages
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There
  • Lewis Carroll
  • English
  • 15 October 2015
  • 9780451527745