Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, #2) by Lewis Carroll

Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, #2)

In 1865, English author CHARLES LUTWIDGE DODGSON (1832-1898), aka Lewis Carroll, wrote a fantastical adventure story for the young daughters of a friend. The adventures of Alice-named for one of the little girls to whom the book was dedicated-who journeys down a rabbit hole and into a whimsical underworld realm instantly struck a chord with the British public, and then with readers around the world. In 1872, in reaction to the universal acclaim *...

Details Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, #2)

TitleThrough the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, #2)
Release DateApr 23rd, 1993
PublisherBooks of Wonder
GenreClassics, Fantasy, Fiction, Childrens, Young Adult, Adventure, Literature, 19th Century, European Literature, British Literature, Novels

Reviews Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, #2)

  • Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
    *Reread July 2017*Reread for booktube-a-thon 2017! Do I really have to tell you I loved it? I think you should know that by now!
  • Manny
    "But are you really pro-life?" asked Alice. "Because you know, I've heard pro-life people talk before, and they sound quite different." "When I use a word," Trumpty Drumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.""The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things.""The question is," said Trumpty Drumpty, "which is to be master — that's all."Alice w...
  • Henry Avila
    Alice at the ripe old age of seven and a half is still bored , as she plays with her adorable black and white kittens, yet she needs something better, again ignored by her older sister...wants more stimulation, excitement, yes adventures, so decides to go through a looking -glass and escape the tedium of everyday life of Victorian England...She will not be disappointed, in reality probably much too much for Alice's childish taste . The girl sees ...
  • Luffy
    Goodreads having eaten my first review of this book, I need to hastily rewrite another. Basically Alice in Wonderland is the superior book, but not by much. Book 2 is proof that Lewis Carroll can make lightning strike twice.In book 2, Alice finds herself through her mirror, and interacts with the kingly chess pieces. She goes out into the garden, not easily due to navigational problems. No wonder everything she achieves in that place is seen as a...
  • emma
    It’s not fair that I have to review this book.I mean, no one is making me. Technically speaking, I am in no way obligated to review this. But also, in a much more real important way, because I am the one saying it: I absolutely must.Because I love this book so goddamn much.BUT HOW AM I POSSIBLY EXPECTED TO PUT THAT LOVE INTO WORDS.There’s only one way to do it.By cheating.Read my review of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland so you understand ...
  • Aishu Rehman
    A charming book, full of surprising insights into the true meaning and historical background of various seemingly straightforward passages in the Alice books. So much so, that one wishes that there were more of these annotations.That I had missed while growing up. It has lots of lessons that are currently applicable to people in their everyday life. For instance, the Cheshire Cat when Alice asked him where she should go. So many people in life do...
  • Bangadybangz
    If you love children's stories, you will love Through the Looking Glass.If you love magic, you will love Through the Looking Glass.If you love words, you will love Through the Looking Glass.I love Through the Looking Glass.
  • J.G. Keely
    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 blanch.It has been my policy that the best literature for...
  • J.L. Sutton
    Finished Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and plunged Through the Looking Glass. At first, while it was enjoyable, not much seemed new about Alice’s continued adventures. However, Carroll’s inventive, evocative and fun use of language takes over and turns this into a different kind of adventure. Even if you haven’t read this one before (I count myself in this number), you should find that you’re familiar with the basic elements of th...
  • Ahmed Ejaz
    Life, what is it but a dream? I had guessed that this story would also take place in dream. And surprisingly I was right..yay! Just like Alice In The Wonderland, I couldn't connect with this book also. Writing was dull. Just like the last book. But this book did make an improvement in adventures. Those were faaar better than Alice in the Wonderland. I liked the concept of Chess game. I liked the World of Looking-Glass. But I think Wonderland w...
  • Manny
    For the Celebrity Death Match Review Tournament, The Annotated Alice (6) versus 1984 (22)- Good morning, Mr... Dumpty, I believe it was?- Correct. Humpty Dumpty at your service.- Well, we hope you soon will be. I must admit, we don't normally like to employ egghead intellectuals... no offence intended...- None taken.- ... but you are so extremely well qualified to take over as editor of the Newspeak Dictionary that, ah, we thought we'd make an ex...
  • Liz* Fashionably Late
    “In a wonderland they lie, dreaming as the days go by” Six Impossible Things:1. I finish college this year2. I find a guy who is both strong and loyal as Dimitri (VA) and handsome as Reyes (Charley Davidson), delicious as Barrons (Fever) and swoon worthy as Jamie (Outlander)3. I eat all the ice cream I want and it all goes to my boobs4. I read for a living.5. I go to the gym6. I don't fall sleep in the most unusual places (e.g. waiting in th...
  • Irena
    I had the strangest dream.I dreamed I found myself in Wonderland, went there trough the looking glass, but while I was there, I couldn't remember what Wonderland looked like.After I woke up, I decided it was the best time for me to finally read this book and find my answers.When I was growing up, I liked watching Trough the Looking Glass animated movie better then Alice in Wonderland, even if it wasn't Disney's.Now when I was reading it, some pic...
  • Nandakishore Varma
    Alice in Wonderland was almost an institution at our house - but nobody knew about this book. I was tantalised for years by references to it in various other books, and finally succeeded in locating it in a local bookstore.The looking-glass world is, IMO, weirder than the one underground and decidedly creepier (the Jabberwock and those two blackguards, the Walrus and the Carpenter). Also, it contains two of my favourite poems. In fact, Jabberwock...
  • RJ
    The second installment of Alice's nonsensical adventures is not quite as fun as the first, although we do meet Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Jabberwock and Bandersnatch get a mention, and Humpty Dumpty makes a cameo along with the King's horses and men. Chess is the overriding theme instead of croquet. Feel free to explore the themes to your heart's content, or just read it for entertainment.
  • David Sarkies
    Playing Chess4 June 2013 Hot on the tails of the rabid success of Alice in Wonderland comes the similar, but somewhat different, sequel. The absurdity of this volume is of the same scope as the original, but in many cases, being a sequel, it seems to lack some of the uniqueness of the original. One thing I noticed with regards to the original is that there simply did not seem to be any plot. Thus, the absurdity of the entire volume was complete. ...
  • Brian
    3.5 Stars I read this with the high expectations I developed reading the first book. As a standalone read, the book shows high quality. However (only my opinion here of course) when I compare this with the first I feel some disappointment. The book is funny, with an overwhelming amount of wordplay and word riddles/ puzzles. Also, the ideas captivate the imagination: a melting looking glass, going to the other side, a land set as a chessboard, eve...
  • Eric Boot
    ---4.5 stars--- Amazing classics :) Alice is one of the greatest characters ever invented!
  • leynes
    Rating #1 from August 2015: 3 starsRating #2 from March 2018: 4 starsIt's kind of funny how I didn't enjoy Alice's Adventures in Wonderland as much the second time around but my opinion of Through the Looking Glass improved. What a mad world. ;) Personally, I clicked with Looking Glass more because it's more logical and not as nonsensical as the first installment. Set some six months later than the earlier book, Alice again enters a fantastical w...
  • Nikki
    Nope, nope, nope, don't like it, can't like it, don't want to like it.Well, actually, probably if I had a really good annotated edition and an in-depth class on it, I could learn to appreciate it. But Lewis Carroll's nonsense just drives me bonkers, and how I'm going to write my essay on this, I don't know. The books are very well done, considering the idea is that they're Alice's dreams (spoiler!) and they definitely manage dream logic very well...
  • Katie Lumsden
    Utterly bizarre, but still enjoyable.
  • Aribowo Sangkoyo
    It colorfully details the sham that is organized religion. The Walrus - with his girth and good-nature - obviously refers to either the Buddha, or - with his tusks - the lovable Hindu elephant god, Lord Ganesha. This takes care of the Eastern religions. The Carpenter is an obvious reference to Jesus Christ, who was purportedly raised the son of a carpenter. He represents the Western religions. And in the poem. what do they do? They dupe all the o...
  • Anna
    Crazy things take place in wonderland, where Alice takes a second visit through the looking glass. Imagination on the other side stands still, things happen with no reason (or they are reasonable in their own way!!). I think Wonderland has inspired many other works of art and it is lovely to take another visit. This edition is also illustrated (in grayscale).
  • booklady
    Although I don’t remember reading Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, I must have as so much of it was familiar. At first, it seemed a poor imitation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, a typical sequel—trying to recapture the spirit of the original without success. Gradually I realized Carroll was after something else. This isn’t Wonderland. This is ‘Looking-Glass’; Alice already achieved competence in ‘getting thr...
  • Olivia-Savannah Roach
    Oh dear, I disliked this one even more than the first one. It was just as nonsensical, but even more so if that was possible. Unlike the first book this one was harder for me to follow, and because of that I got bored in some places and it was pretty hard for me to work my way through this book as short as it is.I loved the poetry though. I have to say, even if I am not one for Lewis Carroll’s stories, I definitely love his poetry. There were p...
  • Alexxy
    'And when I found the door was shut,I tried to turn the handle, but-' There was a long pause.'Is that all?' Alice timidly asked.'That's all', said Humpty Dumpty. 'Goodbye.'
  • Liam
    i'm sorry but me and these books just don't get along ??
  • Laurence R.
    I love Alice so, so, so much!
  • Stela
    It is said that Alice's Adventures in Wonderland represents the twelve hours of the day and Through the Looking-Glass the twelve hours of the night. And this story is darker, indeed (although, in my opinion the first wasn't a very jolly one, either) and somehow less enhancing, although there are some clever jeux de mots here too, especially in order to dismiss space and time usual perception, for on the other side of the looking glass you can pas...
  • Arwa
    I don't know if it's because I haven't got much sleep lately or this book is as strange as I think it is. I do understand that it is Alice in wonderland and it's supposed to be that way but at least in the movie we had a clear purpose, in the book we just stumbled upon things without even having the time to get to know the characters.