Through the looking glass and what Alice found there
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Through the looking glass and what Alice found there
By Lewis Carroll
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Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871) is a novel byLewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865). The themes and settings of Through the Looking-Glass make it a kind of mirror image of Wonderland: the first book begins outdoors, in the warm month of May (4 May), uses frequent changes in size as a plot device, and draws on the imagery of playing cards; the second opens indoors on a snowy, wintry night exactly six months later, on 4 November (the day before Guy Fawkes Night), uses frequent changes in time and spatial directions as a plot device, and draws on the imagery of chess. In it, there are many mirror themes, including opposites, time running backwards, and so on.

This ebook version was produced by Mobilereads user Jellby from Project Gutenberg text and includes the original illustrations by John Tenniel.

Table of Contents
  • Title page
  • List of Illustrations
  • List of Illustrations
    • The kitten had been having a grand game of romps with the ball of worsted
    • She scrambled back into the arm-chair
    • And certainly the glass was beginning to melt away
    • In another moment Alice was through the glass
    • ‘Here are the Red King and the Red Queen’
    • So Alice picked the King up very gently
    • ‘The White Knight is sliding down the poker’
    • The Jabberwock
    • ‘We can talk,’ said the Tiger-lily
    • She found herself face to face with the Red Queen
    • The ground between was divided up into squares
    • And they went so fast that at last they seemed to skim through the air
    • ‘You’re travelling the wrong way’
    • The Rocking-horse-fly
    • The Snap-dragon-fly
    • The Bread-and-butter-fly
    • Alice with her arms clasped lovingly round the soft neck of the Fawn
    • They were standing under a tree, each with an arm round the other’s neck
    • The Walrus and the Carpenter were walking close at hand
    • And all the little Oysters stood and waited in a row
    • With sobs and tears he sorted out those of the largest size
    • The King had a tall red night-cap on, with a tassel
    • Tweedledum began to stamp about wildly and tear his hair
    • ‘Really they’ll be more like bundles of old clothes than anything else!’
    • She helped her to put on her shawl again
    • the King’s Messenger is in prison now
    • Was it really a sheep that was sitting on the other side of the counter?
    • The boat glided gently on
    • He leant forwards and offered Alice his hand
    • Toves, borogroves and raths in the wabe
    • ‘I went and shouted in his ear’
    • The confusion got worse every moment
    • The Messenger handed a sandwich to the King
    • Hatta only munched away, and drank some more tea
    • ‘It’s a fabulous monster!’
    • But before Alice could answer him, the drums began
    • They hold their clubs with their arms, as if they were Punch and Judy
    • Whenever the horse stopped, he fell off in front
    • They went on a little way in silence after this
    • She could see nothing but the soles of his feet
    • I saw an aged aged man, a-sitting on a gate
    • It was a golden crown
    • She found the Red Queen and the White Queen sitting close to her
    • In another moment both Queens were fast asleep
    • A very old Frog got up and hobbled slowly towards her
    • The leg of mutton got up in the dish and made a little bow to Alice
    • And then all sorts of things happened in a moment
    • ‘I’ll shake you into a kitten!’
    • And it really was a kitten
    • So Alice hunted among the chessmen on the table till she had found the Red Queen
  • Dramatis Personæ
  • Preface to the 1896 Edition
  • Chapter 1: Looking-Glass House
  • Chapter 2: The Garden of Live Flowers
  • Chapter 3: Looking-Glass Insects
  • Chapter 4: Tweedledum and Tweedledee
  • Chapter 5: Wool and Water
  • Chapter 6: Humpty Dumpty
  • Chapter 7: The Lion and the Unicorn
  • Chapter 8: ‘It’s my own Invention’
  • Chapter 9: Queen Alice
  • Chapter 10: Shaking
  • Chapter 11: Waking
  • Chapter 12: Which Dreamed It?
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