Through the Looking-Glass (Dover Thrift Editions)






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This 1872 sequel to Lewis Carroll's beloved Alice's Adventures in Wonderland finds 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, talking flowers and puddings, 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 amusing characters that pelt her with riddles and humorous semantic quibbles and regale her with memorable poetry, including the oft-quoted "Jabberwocky."
This handsome, inexpensive edition, featuring the original John Tenniel illustrations, makes available to today's readers a classic of juvenile literature long cherished for its humor, whimsy, and incomparable fantasy.




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Item number (ASIN): 0486408787
Author: Lewis Carroll
Brand: Dover Publications
EANList: EANListElement: 0800759408788 x 9780486408781
ISBN: 0486408787
Item Dimensions: 32 x 514 x 836 (hundredths-inches)
Languages: English x English x English
Manufacturer: Dover Publications
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 128
Package Dimensions: 40 x 520 x 810 (hundredths-inches)
Package Quantity: 1
Part Number: FBA-282714
Publication Date: May 14, 1999
Publisher: Dover Publications
Release Date: May 14, 1999
UPCList: UPCListElement: 800759408788
Binding: Paperback



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