Item description for Through the Looking Glass: And What Alice Found There (Junior Classics) by Lewis Carroll...
When Trough the Looking glass was published in 1871, readers were as delighted with that book as they were with Lewis Carroll's first masterpiece, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. In the topsy-turvy world that lies beyond the looking-glass, Alice meets such fantastical characters as Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Humpty Dumpty, and the Jabberwock.
For over 120 years John Tenniel's superb illustrations have been the perfect complement to Lewis Carroll's timeless story. This is the first edition of Looking-glass to reproduce Tenniel's exquisite drawings from engravings taken directly from the original woodblocks. Here, Tenniel's fine line work is far crisper, delicate shadings are reproduced with more subtlety, and details never seen before are now visible.
The pictures for the first edition of Looking-glass were created by transferring the artist's drawings to woodblocks. These original blocks served as masters from which metal plates were made for printing. Unfortunately, these plates deteriorated from the repeated pressure applied during the printing process, and over time, many of the fine lines in Tenniel's pictures simply vanished.
The original woodblocks disappeared and were believed lost; then, in 1985 they were discovered in a London bank vault. Now, for the first time, engravings from these woodblocks have been used to produce a deluxe gift edition. At last, readers can see the Looking-glass that Carroll and Tenniel had originally intended.
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"Lewis Carroll," creator of the brilliantly witty Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, was a pseudonym for Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a shy Oxford don with a stammer. He was born at Daresbury, Cheshire on January 27, 1832, son of a vicar. As the eldest boy among eleven children, he learned early to amuse his siblings by writing and editing family magazines. He was educated at Christ Church College, Oxford, where he lectured in mathematics from1855 to 1881. In 1861 he was ordained as a deacon. Dodgson's entry into the world of fiction was accidental. It happened one "golden afternoon" as he escorted his colleague's three daughters on a trip up the river Isis. There he invented the story that might have been forgotten if not for the persistence of the youngest girl, Alice Liddell. Thanks to her, and to her encouraging friends, Alice was published in 1865, with drawings by the political cartoonist, John Tenniel. After Alice, Dodgson wrote Phantasmagoria and Other Poems (1869), Through the Looking-Glass (1871), The Hunting of Shark (1876, and Rhyme? and Reason? (1883). As a mathematician Dodgson is best known for Euclid and His Modern Rivals (1879). He was also a superb children's photographer, who captured the delicate, sensuous beauty of such little girls as Alice Liddell and Ellen Terry, the future actress. W.H. Auden called him "one of the best portrait photographer of the century." Dodgson was also an inventor; his projects included a game of arithmetic croquet, a substitute for glue, and an apparatus for making notes in the dark. Though he sought publication for his light verse, he never dreamed his true gift-telling stories to children-merited publication or lasting fame, and he avoided publicity scrupulously Charles Dodgson died in 1898 of influenza.
Lewis Carroll was born in 1832 and died in 1898 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Christ Church College, Oxford.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Through the Looking Glass: And What Alice Found There (Junior Classics)?
Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There Apr 14, 2008
They have done a wonderful job of recreating the origninal feel of the work using beautiful illustrations, quality paper. A wonderful gift for any child, or for a grandparent to read to a child.
The most childish book ever! Apr 13, 2007
Through the Looking Glass by Louis Carrol is a great book if you like imaginary places and mixed up things as well as little kid stories I would recamend this book to kids 11 and under because it seems like a really little kid book!The main place the character goes is the looking glass and she finds a magical world where everything is backwards! The first thing Alice see's is the garden and not just any old garden with any old flowers in it. It was a magical garden with talking flowers. Alice is now strolling through the flower jungle when all of a sudden she bumpes into Tweedle-dee and Tweedle-dum. After that they take her to meet the white queen. Will Alice meet the white queen? If she does will the white queen be as polite as nice as Alice expected? After Alice got out of the flower forest she wan'ts to meet the white king so Tweedle-dee and Tweedle-dum take her to see the white king and while Alice was talking to him the king took her to the castle to meet some of the people he knows and really the things wern't really people they were................?
The next part of my paragraph that I wan't to talk to you about the characters of through the looking glass. The main character is Alice she is so smart and so pretty and so young. The next two people I want to talk to you about are two idiots who are not so- smart and not so-small that are Tweedle-dee and Tweedle-dum they are so loud and rude they make a slob look neat. Another character is the white queen she is such a vrat she is ro rude Alice thinks she will explode if she said one more word. The white king is the last character that I want to talk to you about he is nice to Alice and not even as close to rude as the white queen is!
Peake is the man! Jan 5, 2007
Illustrations are plenty, and the introduction is a nice addition. The best illustrated version I have ever seen, great for fans of Carroll and Peake both.
how many people can recall their dreams? Mar 13, 2006
I read some of the reviews here... and there was a comment in one of them that says: "it's NOT QUITE a sequel to Alice In Wonderland because although Alice is older, she doesn't recall her past experience in wonderland."
Well... isn't that to be expected? How many dreams to you remember for the long term? None?
Alice DID change by the end of the first book -- but she may have forgotten exactly WHY she changed... because dreams just don't stay with people very well.
Also keep in mind that the author was a wierd drugged up stoner. So -- yeah... on all accounts -- I think this can be expected.
It's a good read.
Wierd Oct 11, 2005
I just finished reading this classic children's story to my younger son. It is just SO weird. Of course I - and both my sons - had been introduced to Alice via Golden Books as so many children have been for so long. So there are recognitions all the way through. But the strangeness seems intensified because of that. Some of it is the dated language (looking glass instead of mirror), the dated social customs (like the telling of stories in poetry). But the humour is not of the 'ha ha' type, it is definitely of the peculiar type.
Despite those reservations my son enjoyed the book, as he did 'Sylvie and Bruno' which we read earlier (even weirder and certainly less familiar - but it might be more inventive too).