Through the Looking-Glass
This 1872 sequel to Lewis Carroll's belovedAlice's Adventures in Wonderlandfinds the inquisitive heroine in a fantastic land where everything is reversed. Looking-glass land, a topsy-turvy world lurking just behind the mirror over Alice's mantel, is a fantastic realm of live chessmen, madcap kings and queens, strange mythological creatures, a garden of talking flowers, and rude insects.
Brooks and hedges divide the lush greenery of looking-glass land into a chessboard, where Alice becomes a pawn in a bizarre game of chess involving Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Lion and the Unicorn, the White Knight, and other nursery-rhyme figures. Promised a crown when she reaches the eighth square, Alice perseveres through a surreal landscape of characters who pelt her with riddles as well as humorous semantic quibbles, and regale her with memorable poetry, including the oft-quoted "Jabberwocky." This handsome and inexpensive edition of the childhood classic features the original illustrations by Sir John Tenniel.
Reprint of a standard edition.
Lewis Carroll invites you to go with Alice down the rabbit hole. Follow the white rabbit as he's in a hurry for the queen's game of croquet, recite Old Father William with the mushroom-perching caterpillar, find out why the mock turtle is so full of sorrow, and attend a mad tea party. Wonderland is a fantasy world of nonsense, overflowing with contradiction and absurdity. Read how Alice manages to discover her identity and shrink and grow while she struggles to make sense of her kooky environment. Contains original illustrations by John Tenniel. Both versions are unabridged, but the design and layout of the Evergreen Classic edition is more appealing to younger readers.