A whimsical, psychedelic, beautiful read, this is a 3 on the 5-star Reading System
“Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!”Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass
This is no longer a simple, wild fantasy – Through the Looking Glass is Alice in Wonderland, but older. As Alice learns more about the world, life, and the nature of herself, her dreams grow more and more fantastic and complicated.
Here, the White Knight is a sad poet, a lion and a unicorn fight for a crown that neither of them can win, and Humpty-Dumpty discusses how you can’t believe everything you read in books.
Through it all, Alice consistently remains polite and refuses to get drawn into arguments, depression, or fights. Unlike her childish reactions in Wonderland, Alice has grown and matured, and The Looking Glass is a whimsical story of a little girl just trying to navigate the chess game of life.
“I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass
Join Alice as she passes, with grace and kindness, through the looking glass into a whimsical world of weirdness.
About Lewis Carroll
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Born on January 27, 1832 in Daresbury, Cheshire, England, Charles Dodgson wrote and created games as a child. At age 20 he received a studentship at Christ Church and was appointed a lecturer in mathematics. Dodgson was shy but enjoyed creating stories for children. His books including “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” were published under the pen name Lewis Carroll. Dodgson died in 1898.
“Well, now that we have seen each other,” said the unicorn, “if you’ll believe in me, I’ll believe in you.”Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass
Excerpt from Through the Looking Glass