Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

SUMMARY: In 1862 Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a shy Oxford mathematician with a stammer, created a story about a little girl tumbling down a rabbit hole. Thus began the immortal adventures of Alice, perhaps the most popular heroine in English literature. Countless scholars have tried to define the charm of the Alice books—with those wonderfully eccentric characters the Queen of Hearts, Tweedledum, and Tweedledee, the Cheshire Cat, Mock Turtle, the Mad Hatter et al.—by proclaiming that they really comprise a satire on language, a political allegory, a parody of Victorian children’s literature, even a reflection of contemporary ecclesiastical history. Perhaps, as Dodgson might have said, Alice is no more than a dream, a fairy tale about the trials and tribulations of growing up—or down, or all turned round—as seen through the expert eyes of a child.
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Impressions

    Xiomara Canizalesshared an impression5 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    💡Learnt A Lot
    🎯Worthwhile
    💞Loved Up

    Obviously I saw the movie with my kids and probably when I was a child (even though I can't really remember) but through my reading I forgot there was a movie related to this book mostly because as any movie "it's nothing like the book..."
    I love Alice, she is my heroine and I love her so much, she remainds me of me actually but also of my daughter. She likes to argue, she is kind and respectful, she is tolerant and patient (when she has too), she demands for what she wants, she is polite, she is humble enough to admit she isn't always right, she has a problem keeping her temper especially when something doesn't happened the way she wanted, she respect her superior but she demands respect as well, she most have a great imagination to be able to create such an complex dream in such a little naps, she loves cats!!!, she wants to grown whenever is convenient to her but she wants to stay her age, she fought to be a Queen because she thought she could be one is she worked hard enough...
    I think this isn't just a children's book, is also an adult's book. Is really hard for me to describe why I find this book so fascinating... it has fantasy but it also has a great dosis of reality, it has a girl as a main character but somethings she behaves like an adult. The characters of the story are crazy but they're complex too. It just reminded me of my childhood, my self.
    Obviously is a 5 stars book.

    b0748252437shared an impression4 months ago
    👍Worth reading

    missninashared an impressionlast year
    👍Worth reading

Quotes

    Xiomara Canizaleshas quoted5 years ago
    You see, a minute goes by so fearfully quick.
    Xiomara Canizaleshas quoted5 years ago
    “explanations take such a dreadful time.”
    unfittedhas quotedlast month
    it couldn’t have had any hand in the mischief

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