The book “Reflecting Alice. A Textual Commentary on Through the Looking-Glass” is a follow-up to the book “Elucidating Alice. A Textual Commentary on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, written by Selwyn Goodacre. It provides insight into the quality of Carroll’s writing skills and the narrative structure of his story.
After the book “Elucidating Alice. A Textual Commentary on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” was published, it left us eagerly looking forward to its sequel. We had to wait as long as Victorian readers had to wait for the sequel to Alice’s first adventures, because “Reflecting Alice. A Textual Commentary on Through the Looking-Glass” did not appear until December 2021 – presumably not coincidentally, exactly 150 years after the original book was published.
I only happened to find out about its availability in January. Perhaps the publication was not promoted much, or the book was published later than it states on its title page. (Which, by the way, would be very much in the style of Carroll’s original, which was published in December 1871, while the title page stated 1872 – and after all, it is a book about a mirror world.)