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Friday, April 19, 2013

Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll

Jabberwocky


Book Review
Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There
by Lewis Carroll
p. 1871

 Through the Looking Glass is the sequel to Alice In Wonderland published six years after the first book.  Through the Looking Glass is an extended chess metaphor with a heavier dose of logically dense dialogue than the first book.  Through the Looking Glass has memorable Alice in Wonderland characters like the Jabberwocky, Tweedledum and Tweedledee and Humpty Dumpty.

Tweedledum and Tweedledee


  I read this book on my bare bones kindle and it was a drag- this is the kind of book that you want to read in a large format with color pictures. Truth be told I did not get much out of Through the Looking Glass except for understanding where the Jabberwocky and Tweedledum and Tweedledee come from.

  Honestly I'm dreading the approaching 20th century.  I kind of feel like the novel peaked in the late 19th century when the Russians, English, French and Americans all had classic hits in the same decades.

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