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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

Posted on: March 14, 2011

Name : Alice Adventures In Wonderland Through The Looking Glass.

Author: Lewis Caroll

Genre : literary nonsense, fantasy, fiction

Pages :

Language: English

Publication Year: 1865 and 1871

Is Review Spoiler: No

Awards :

Movie based on this book : Many movie are based on this book.

Rating: 5/5 —————————————————————————————————————————

While watching ‘Animatrix’ [The Animated prequel to Matrix movie], In the detective story there are plenty of references to the Alice Adventures In The Wonderland book. Being the fan of Matrix Trilogy and Animatrix, I picked this book to see what connection it has with the Matrix movie and to my surprise many Ideas in Matrix Trilogy and Animatrix are inspired by “Alice Adventures In The Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass and What Alice Found There”.

The Story of Alice Adventures In The Wonderland is spread across two book, The First one is “Alice Adventures In The Wonderland” and Second book is “Through The Looking Glass”. First Book “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” was published in 1865 and relates the event when Alice follows a white rabbit down a rabbit hole. Alice meets all kinds of strange creatures down the rabbit hole (wonderland). There is no solid storyline, instead we see Alice moving from one bizarre situation to other and meeting more strange creatures. In wonderland Alice meets some very interesting and bizarre characters like ‘The Red Queen’, ‘The White Rabbit’, ‘The Hatter’, ‘The March Hare’ and many more.

The Second Book “Through The Looking Glass and What Alice Found There” was published in 1871 and style of writing is very similar in nature to the first book and the story line is slightly different. In this book Alice steps through the looking-glass which starts to melt when she touches it and steps to the other side of the looking-glass. Here she needs to move in opposite direction to get the desired location and the whole land is a giant chess board. Here she meets even more bizarre and strange creatures than first book like ‘Humpty Dumpty’, ‘Jabberwocky’, ‘Tweedledum and Tweedledee’, ‘The Lion and the Unicorn’ and many more.

In these two books, Alice the main character is based on real life child ‘Alice Liddell’ of whom Carroll was very fond. What is most interesting in these books is the way Lewis Carroll created the amazing and unforgettable characters and the way he expressed the story. You will find plenty of symbolism throughout the books and every thing in the book has some double meaning. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense  genre, and its narrative course and structure have been enormously influential, especially in the fantasy  genre.

16 Responses to "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass"

Alice in Wonderland is one tale I never tire of… it symbolizes a childhood much loved. Good reading this post was… 😀

Glad you liked the post 🙂
Please do read my other posts and let me know your feedback.

Alice in wonderland in 3 D was nice to watch…….and i did a little snoring too Lolz

Ohh.. that movie was kind of inspired by ‘Through the looking glass’.. not really book based movie..
Thanks for visiting my blog 🙂

Thants a good look at it…interesting

I really love the way you have structured the review. Looking real professional. On the content however, I feel it would have been more interesting if you had gone into a bit more on the personal reflections rather than an impersonal review. Since this is a very well known book, you could have distinguished yourself by bringing a personal touch. Incidentally I have reviewed the same story. Check out my post on the same

Thanks for your honest feedback 🙂
Glad you liked my review.. sure will go through your review..

i think the movies missed out on the real life irony that alice bring forth. my favourite being alice:’where does this road lead to?’ hatter: ‘Where do you want to go?’ alice:’ I dont know’ hatter: ‘then it doesnt matter where this road leads to.’ was a ‘wow’ moment when i read that one!

Really, I agree with you.. and that’s my fav to “if you don’t know where you’re going any road will take you there” 🙂
Glad you liked it 🙂

I juz loved the movie… and Ur review too…!! 🙂

Glad you liked the review 🙂

Alice in Wonderland is an intriguing story n has loads of amazing little secrets of life stored in there somehwere….i guess Lewis wanted to keep it that way…
i just remembered how as an excited child, i began imagining even more after reading the simplified version of this book !
thanks for sharing..n reminding 🙂

loved the way Lewis wrote the book.. too many secrets and symbols hidden in the both books..
Glad you liked the review 🙂

I love Alice. 😀
Its so sweet, and funny…and yet so very, very deep. 🙂

Me too love Alice 🙂
Great book, loved both the book : Alice Adventures and Through the Looking Glass 🙂

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