The Best of Lewis Carroll

The Best of Lewis Carroll Lewis Carroll spells magic The celebrated author of Alice s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass Charles Lutwidge Dodson used the pen name Lewis Carroll to weave fanciful

  • Title: The Best of Lewis Carroll
  • Author: Lewis Carroll John Tenniel Henry Holiday
  • ISBN: 9780785813262
  • Page: 233
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lewis Carroll spells magic The celebrated author of Alice s Adventures in Wonderland 1865 and Through the Looking Glass 1872 , Charles Lutwidge Dodson used the pen name Lewis Carroll to weave fanciful stories and poems for an appreciative world audience of children and adults.Now in one volume are Carroll s most acclaimed works The Hunting of the Snark, Tangled TalLewis Carroll spells magic The celebrated author of Alice s Adventures in Wonderland 1865 and Through the Looking Glass 1872 , Charles Lutwidge Dodson used the pen name Lewis Carroll to weave fanciful stories and poems for an appreciative world audience of children and adults.Now in one volume are Carroll s most acclaimed works The Hunting of the Snark, Tangled Tales, Phantasmagoria, Nonsense from Letters, and, certainly, the adventures of Alice Included, too, are facsimiles of the memorable original illustrations for the Alice books by the eminent English artist, Sir John Tenniel Tenniel s drawings won instant renown for their perfect integration with the text Other illustrations in this richly satisfying collection are by the well known artist, Henry Holiday.

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    1. This is an indispensable collection. The two Alice books, beautifully written works which will never cease to be read, and The Hunting of the Snark (the greatest nonsense poem in English and one of the great modern epics) are here in full with their delightful illustrations, alongside selections of Carroll's other works, admittedly lesser but still interesting. This is essential reading, for everyone, regardless of their age. If anything, the adults need Carroll more than children do.

    2. I remember reading and rereading this book when I was a kid. I loved it. No movie in my opinion was that great at reproducing Alice's adventures. The book was the way to go. I love the symbolism of a chess game. How she became the most powerful piece in chess as she completed her journey. I recommend this book to any child or adult.

    3. Alice in Wonderland: An essentially plotless story in which bizarre characters appear at random intervals to do inexplicable things for no apparent reason. And then we discover it was all a dream. Despite many memorable and long-surviving lines, plus the poem Jabberwocky, I was greatly disappointed.Phantasmagoria: Clever poetry, I suppose, if you have to have poems in iambic meter whose lines always rhyme.Through the Looking-Glass: This story is still essentially plotless, still a dream, even mo [...]

    4. I was inspired to read the original versions of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass after watching the Tim Burton movie version. The Disney version, a TV version, and the children's books I read as a child are all mixed versions of both stories, and I realize that I had never really read the originals! I esp. never knew the story of Through the Looking Glass (I thought it was all part of Alice in Wonderland. I had so much fun reading Lewis Carroll! It is very funny for an adult -- [...]

    5. I can't seem to find the version of the book that I read, but the title was similar to this one.I know this story very well so I mostly skimmed through this book. I focused a lot on the pictures because I'm connected very much to my artistic side of the brain. The pictures were very detailed although the pictures were drawn in a very fine ink pen and in limited amounts of area. Each piece of art, I would say, probably contains more that 3,000 strokes of an ink pen. (haha, funny how I actually th [...]

    6. Although I enjoyed Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, I didn't find the other stories to be interesting at all. In fact, they were hard to read. Perhaps because they were written so long ago, it was difficult for me to process them. Alice in Wonderland is by far my favorite story in this book. Lewis Carroll does an amazing job creating a unique, "mad" world in which Alice has her adventures. I never read this book as a child, but I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys fantasy [...]

    7. This was a cute and fun book to read. I had a lot of fun. I love all of the allusions it gives you. Also, I loved the plot. It's a bout a teenage girl that gets suck into the underworld. She meet many different characters. Some scary others just weird. She needs to defeat the queen to save the underworld. Although this book was most fantasy it was very interesting and I will probably read it again. I recommend this book to mostly girls, because it's a girly kind of book.

    8. Whoa. Maybe I'm not intellectual enough to appreciate Carroll's poetry, his plays on words or his cooky imagination. Now I know that the movie is based on Alice in Wonderland AND Alice and the Looking Glass. I think my brain actually hurt after finishing those two stories because of the tangents and non-sensical dialogue. Like I said, maybe I just don't get it. But I do want to see the new movie with Johnny Depp . . .

    9. I loved through the looking glass, there are lots of parts of it that are mixed in with Alice in Wonderland and visa versa and many parts that are left out if you've only ever seen movies of the story. Havening trouble getting through "A Tangled Tale" has a lot of math to the core of the story and I've never been one to enjoy or be good at the maths.

    10. I THINK this is the edition I read. There were the wonderland books, of course, but I'd read those before. What interested me more was the letters. If this IS the one I read, it includes a piece of advice concerning mailing a letter: carry the letter in your HAND. Otherwise, you will have a nice walk, passing the post office both ways, and arrive home with the letter still in your pocket.

    11. I'm glad I read the classics of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, but I enjoyed the lesser works a bit more. Phantasmagoria was quite interesting, as was the Hunting of the Snark. A Tangled Tale is perhaps the best set of story problems I have ever encountered. I'd give the lesser works four stars.

    12. I only read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, that's what I gave the 5 starts to. I had to return it before I got to Through the Looking Glass. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to reading more of him.

    13. While I truly love the Alice stories, I cannot say I am truly a fan on nonsense Alice's nonsense is in many ways controlled by her mind. It is a beautiful story of writing your future. But the rest is just too entirely nonsensical to truly have an interest in reading.

    14. Starting off with Alice in Wonderland and going through a collection of Lewis Carroll. This is my bedtime reading when I need a little variety. It just isn't right that I haven't read Alice in Wonderland!

    15. I know they say he was on opium when he wrote these books and other weird things about Lewis Carroll, but wow! He does an amazing job of describing a dream and then the imagination of a child.

    16. I'm sure any Lewis Carroll fan has a book of the compilations of his work. I'm a big fan of Alice in Wonderland and reading his other works was great too.

    17. It was enjoyable to revisit these classic tales as an adult reader, and I look forward to sharing them with my younger sister in the coming years as she learns to read.

    18. I was curious to know the actual story of Alice and it seems to be a bit different from all the movies. I enjoyed both stories. Also, if you like poetry, you will find some in this book!

    19. A wonderful magical book involving rabbits, chesire cats, the queen of cards and many more strange creatures.

    20. Lewis Carroll brings forth some interesting concepts in these stories, but personally I am not a fan of his writing and how most of it seems as though it is nonsense.

    21. I read this when I was really young and didn't like it. So, I thought I'm read it again. Guess what. I still don't like it.

    22. The math story was a little annoyingwhen did I stop knowing Math. And the letters to the little girls creeped me out.

    23. Alice in Wonderland (read)Phantasmagoria (read)Through the Looking Glass (read)A Tangled TaleThe Hunting of the SnarkNonsense From Letters

    24. Just as classic a book as it was when I last read it at eleven years old. Did Lewis Carroll take LSD or was he just great on his own? You'll love the use of language.

    25. Wonderful , funny and amazing !!! I would like to give 5 stars , but I am not familiar with english poetry so this why it has 4 .

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