Through the looking glass and what Alice found there
Lewis Carroll
Children's Books
Through the looking glass and what Alice found there

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.

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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