Lewis Carroll Box Set: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

By Lewis Carroll
Read by Michael York and Harlan Ellison

12/01/2008 unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781433255694

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    ISBN: 9781433255700

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass Lewis Carroll’s enduring tale begins with Alice chasing the White Rabbit down a rabbit hole, where she encounters delightfully eccentric characters like the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, and the Queen of Hearts. Many view the story as a tale about the trials and tribulations of growing up, as seen through the expert eyes of a child. The book’s sequel, Through the Looking Glass, finds Alice in a fantastic land where everything is reversed. While the first book has the deck of cards as a theme, this book is loosely based on a game of chess played on a giant chessboard. Alice encounters madcap kings and queens and strange mythological characters when she becomes a pawn in a chess game involving nursery-rhyme characters. Throughout her fantastic journeys, Alice retains her reason, humor, and sense of justice. Harlan Ellison was a 2009 Grammy nominee for Best Spoken World Album for his performance in Through the Looking Glass. Those purchasing the retail CD will also receive a DVD with the short film The Delivery

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

Lewis Carroll’s enduring tale begins with Alice chasing the White Rabbit down a rabbit hole, where she encounters delightfully eccentric characters like the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, and the Queen of Hearts. Many view the story as a tale about the trials and tribulations of growing up, as seen through the expert eyes of a child.

The book’s sequel, Through the Looking Glass, finds Alice in a fantastic land where everything is reversed. While the first book has the deck of cards as a theme, this book is loosely based on a game of chess played on a giant chessboard. Alice encounters madcap kings and queens and strange mythological characters when she becomes a pawn in a chess game involving nursery-rhyme characters. Throughout her fantastic journeys, Alice retains her reason, humor, and sense of justice.

Harlan Ellison was a 2009 Grammy nominee for Best Spoken World Album for his performance in Through the Looking Glass.

Those purchasing the retail CD will also receive a DVD with the short film The Delivery

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“By any reckoning…[one of the] most original works of fiction to emerge from that strange and original time known as Victorian England.” Guardian (London)
“At once a biting social and political satire sufficiently complex to satisfy the most sophisticated adult and a delightfully whimsical fairy tale to capture the fancy of the imaginative child.” Masterpieces of World Literature

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Author Bio: Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll was the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832–1898), English author, mathematician, and photographer. One of eleven children of a scholarly country parson, he studied mathematics at Oxford, obtained a university post, and then was ordained as a deacon but found true success with his masterpiece, Alice’s Adventures Under Ground, now known as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, which originated as a story told to a young friend, Alice Liddell, during a boating trip on the Thames. Among his other works are Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, The Hunting of the Snark, and Jabberwocky.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Adult
Language: English