Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is an novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. .. The book Alice in Wonderland failed to be named in an poll of the publishing .. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; Through the Looking-Glass · The Hunting of the Snark. Full Screen On/Off. Close Book. ALICE'S ADVENTURES. IN WONDERLAND. BY. LEWIS CARROLL. WITH FORTY-TWO ILLUSTRATIONS. BY JOHN TENNIEL. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, widely beloved British children's book by Lewis Carroll, published in With its fantastical tales and riddles, it became one.
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the Looking Glass. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking -Glass. Jabberwocky and Other Nonsense. See all books by Lewis Carroll. Alice's Adventures Under Ground (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, #0), Alice's Lewis Carroll wrote Alice's Adventures Undergroun More Book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. After a tumble down the rabbit hole, Alice find.
Her curiosity always outweighs confusion and fear. I constantly pick up retellings only to be utterly disappointed. Like Heartless. Get out of here with your shoddy Carroll-stealing. Alice, an adult? Alice, engaged? But I do love the original animated Disney adaptation. Honestly, the drug reading is simple and boring.
And scrolling through countless quasi-psychedelic GIFs to find the actual ones was irritating, too. Enough, Tumblr. Alice in Wonderland carries as much or as little significance as you want it to. Just have fun with it. Alice and the other animals convene on the bank and the question among them is how to get dry again. The Mouse gives them a very dry lecture on William the Conqueror. A Dodo decides that the best thing to dry them off would be a Caucus-Race, which consists of everyone running in a circle with no clear winner.
Alice eventually frightens all the animals away, unwittingly, by talking about her moderately ferocious cat. Mistaking her for his maidservant, Mary Ann, he orders Alice to go into the house and retrieve them.
Inside the house she finds another little bottle and drinks from it; immediately she starts growing again. The horrified Rabbit orders his gardener, Bill the Lizard , to climb on the roof and go down the chimney. Outside, Alice hears the voices of animals that have gathered to gawk at her giant arm. The crowd hurls pebbles at her, which turn into little cakes. Alice eats them, and they reduce her again in size. Chapter Five — Advice from a Caterpillar: Alice comes upon a mushroom and sitting on it is a blue Caterpillar smoking a hookah.
The Caterpillar questions Alice and she admits to her current identity crisis, compounded by her inability to remember a poem. Before crawling away, the caterpillar tells Alice that one side of the mushroom will make her taller and the other side will make her shorter.
She breaks off two pieces from the mushroom. One side makes her shrink smaller than ever, while another causes her neck to grow high into the trees, where a pigeon mistakes her for a serpent. With some effort, Alice brings herself back to her normal height. She stumbles upon a small estate and uses the mushroom to reach a more appropriate height. Alice observes this transaction and, after a perplexing conversation with the frog, lets herself into the house.
The Duchess's Cook is throwing dishes and making a soup that has too much pepper, which causes Alice, the Duchess, and her baby but not the cook or grinning Cheshire Cat to sneeze violently.
Alice is given the baby by the Duchess and to her surprise, the baby turns into a pig. The Cheshire Cat appears in a tree, directing her to the March Hare 's house. Alice's adventures will doubtless fascinate us for untold years to come. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go listen to White Rabbit. View all 3 comments.
May 14, J. Sutton rated it really liked it. I don't know why, but I enjoyed Alice's observations and the humor more this time.
There's also something that's fun and a bit surprising when we're reading something like Peter Pan or The Wizard of Oz we thought we knew really well because we've been exposed to the stories for so long even if we haven't read the actual story.
I know my ratings are always subjective based on when and where I've read a specific book. It's clear that I was ready to have fun down the rabbit hole! Changing my rating from 3 stars to 4 stars. View all 7 comments.
View all 34 comments. Feb 21, Leo. Why Alice! What Adventures you have had? View all 5 comments.
However, for the sake of completion and satisfying my OCD tendencies Alice is a young girl who falls through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world, meeting lots of weird and peculiar characters. And that's it. Well, the Mad Hatter isn't wrong. I started this book excited at the premise of reading a classic that I don't recall ever having rea "We're all mad here" I'm not going to insult your intelligence by giving a plot summary for this book as I think every person on the planet knows the premise.
I started this book excited at the premise of reading a classic that I don't recall ever having read before. Within about ten pages, my excitement had quickly waned.
I've come to the conclusion that people who love this book must have fallen in love with the book as a child and therefore reading this book will trigger feelings of nostalgia and memories of childhood.
Because I simply hated every minute of reading this book. I went to bed every night and would find myself procrastinating on my phone instead of getting stuck into my book like I normally would.
I don't enjoy nonsense. I like things to be logical and follow some kind of structure I guess that's the scientist in me. Of course, not everything can be logical in horror books etc, but this was like a different level of ridiculousness. Nothing made any sense, things were all over the place. We were just jumping around everywhere and I just wanted the experience to be over.
If this book wasn't so short, I think it would have became a DNF for me. Oh, and Alice literally has to the sassiest, cheekiest, rudest little girl I've ever encountered in literature. What a brat. I just wanted to put her in her place for the entirety of the novel. Nope, I hate Alice.
The only highlight for me was the illustrations, as they are simply beautiful. So I apologise to all lovers of Alice in Wonderland but it's just not for me.
I'll give 1 star for the story as I just can't allow myself to give zero stars So that's 2 stars out of 5 from me! And a reading experience I'd like to forget. View all 13 comments. I really enjoyed this classic.
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 don't know where they're going and so they just settle on one arbitrary direction. Lewis Carroll is a master and his craft. Thank you. Sep 04, Nayra. If I didn't already know the story and the basic plot points of Alice in Wonderland from movies, books, and other pop culture retellings, I think this book would have been very confusing.
I didn't realize how short the Wonderland part of Alice's story is so, despite the bizarre writing, it was a pretty quick read. In fact, if you are really into fairy tales, I imagine this could be a one sitting book.
The intro to the book mentioned this being psychedelic fiction. Having grown up frequently seein If I didn't already know the story and the basic plot points of Alice in Wonderland from movies, books, and other pop culture retellings, I think this book would have been very confusing.
Having grown up frequently seeing art with tie-dyed mushrooms and a hookah smoking caterpillar on top, I was already thinking this book was likely quite a trip. The surreal storylines, bizarre characters, and the consumption of substances by Alice to alter her reality definitely make this a trippy experience.
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This is one case where I think the movies at least the ones I have seen have done a pretty good job stream-lining the story to improve the delivery. The essence of each of Alice's adventures is usually captured perfectly with excessively trippy material edited perfectly so as to not lose the viewer. Not often you can say the movie is better than the book! In the end, it is another classic that I am very glad to have read.
Did it blow me away? Not really. Will I be recommending it to others? Not likely. But, if you have always enjoyed the Alice fairy tell - enough to say that you are a fan - I think you have to check out the source material. Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place.
If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that! You used to be much more If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see? I think it was a good choice for me to reread one of my favorite childhood stories before I read the one I really wanted to: However, it was still a really enjoyable ride everytime I read it.
Everlasting quotes are the reason this book is classic, and I love them all! I have always wondered what inspir I think it was a good choice for me to reread one of my favorite childhood stories before I read the one I really wanted to: I have always wondered what inspired Lewis Carroll who was a really strange man so even if I am still wondering the same question, I am not too sure if I want to know the answer to create this story in his head, and if he was on some kind of drugs while doing that.
I mean, Caterpillar smoke from nargila so View all 8 comments. View all 4 comments. I'm still not sure whether I think Lewis Carroll created a fantastic piece of fantasy or a great big pile of nonsense. I suspect it's a combination of the two. I like some of Alice's adventures - really, how could I not?
You may have seen the Disney film or been to a play, but most everyone growing up in a Western European-based culture has had some contact in some form with Alice and her adventures. I cannot recommend high enough actually reading Lewis Carroll's superb book written for his daughter Alice's bedtime story.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - review
There is a lovely innocence to Alice and a startling and surprising freshness to all the creatures and characters she meets. It does sometimes feel like an acid trip, but then so does Charlie a You may have seen the Disney film or been to a play, but most everyone growing up in a Western European-based culture has had some contact in some form with Alice and her adventures.
It does sometimes feel like an acid trip, but then so does Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and other high flights of fancy. The great thing here is the oblique criticism of societal norms and the evocation of youth and innocence that is unforgettable and ageless.
This is yet another book that one should read to their own kids as a gift for their imagination. I really enjoyed this, and being read by Michael York and a distinctive touch. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is popularly known to many as a children's book, and Lewis Carroll admitted to writing it for the little girls of the Dean of the college he taught at.
A quote from C. Lewis, in The Three Ways of Writing For Children , "A children's story which is enjoyed only by children is a bad children's story.
The good ones last, because a children's story is the best art-form for somethi I really enjoyed this, and being read by Michael York and a distinctive touch. The good ones last, because a children's story is the best art-form for something you have to say. Alice's Adventures Lewis Carroll was also known for his photography hobby.
He is also known to say that he liked little children, except little boys. The fact that many photographs have been found in his collection with little girls scantily clad, and in various poses, including on his lap, and in light of his comment, have led some to believe that the book has references to pedophilia, but since he is not alive to defend himself, I will avoid that.
The original illustrator of Alice was Sir John Tenniel, who was a famous cartoonist for Punch Magazine, a periodical famous in Victorian England for its satire writing and cartoons. Since history is my thing, I was interested in the historical analogy.
It is believed it is one of two entirely different analogies of two different eras, and I can see where both make sense. The main characters in each analogy are as follows: Giles, I honestly dont know what to rate it bc I dont even know how I feel about this.
I am bitter about certain aspects but then I wonder why am I bitter about them when I have clearly seen weirder shit in some other books? Why does this make me feel any different?Alice is then called up as a witness. Even the domineering, execution-obsessed Queen of Hearts is helpless in the face of the Cat. Lists with This Book. If you want to download accompanying audio to listen with, just download the unabridged version and it should be a match. The King and Queen order Alice to be gone, citing Rule 42 "All persons more than a mile high to leave the court" , but Alice disputes their judgement and refuses to leave.
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