Through the Looking-Glass
ISBN: 0486408787
EAN13: 9780486408781
Language: English
Publication Date: May 14, 1999
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 0.40" H x 8.10" L x 5.20" W
Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
This handsome, inexpensive edition of one of juvenile literature's great classics features the original John Tenniel illustrations.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover 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.