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This is an illustrated and unabridged edition of the popular classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. It comes with a free audiobook download. The audio files are in standard MP3 format. Download the audiobook to your reading device and listen using your favourite audio player app. Enjoy! *************************** Alice's Adventures in Wonderland tells the story of a gi This is an illustrated and unabridged edition of the popular classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. It comes with a free audiobook download. The audio files are in standard MP3 format. Download the audiobook to your reading device and listen using your favourite audio player app. Enjoy! *************************** Alice's Adventures in Wonderland tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar and anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic in ways that have given the story lasting popularity with adults as well as children. It is considered to be one of the most characteristic examples of the "literary nonsense" genre, and its narrative course and structure have been enormously influential, especially in the fantasy genre.


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This is an illustrated and unabridged edition of the popular classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. It comes with a free audiobook download. The audio files are in standard MP3 format. Download the audiobook to your reading device and listen using your favourite audio player app. Enjoy! *************************** Alice's Adventures in Wonderland tells the story of a gi This is an illustrated and unabridged edition of the popular classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. It comes with a free audiobook download. The audio files are in standard MP3 format. Download the audiobook to your reading device and listen using your favourite audio player app. Enjoy! *************************** Alice's Adventures in Wonderland tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar and anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic in ways that have given the story lasting popularity with adults as well as children. It is considered to be one of the most characteristic examples of the "literary nonsense" genre, and its narrative course and structure have been enormously influential, especially in the fantasy genre.

30 review for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Illustrated): with free audiobook download (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland #1)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Manny

    "Good gracious!" said Alice, "I do believe I'm inside a review!" She turned to the Hatter and the March Hare. "Well, let me see. Here is the title, and here is the date I read it. That must be today. Now I need to explain the plot and the overall point." "There is no plot," said the March Hare disagreeably. "And there is no point," agreed the Hatter. He poured a little hot tea on the Dormouse's nose, making it wake with a start. "The book breaks new ground," it said rapidly in a high, sing-song voi "Good gracious!" said Alice, "I do believe I'm inside a review!" She turned to the Hatter and the March Hare. "Well, let me see. Here is the title, and here is the date I read it. That must be today. Now I need to explain the plot and the overall point." "There is no plot," said the March Hare disagreeably. "And there is no point," agreed the Hatter. He poured a little hot tea on the Dormouse's nose, making it wake with a start. "The book breaks new ground," it said rapidly in a high, sing-song voice. "Intentionally eluding easy assignment to any traditional category, it anticipates the twentieth century's fascination with the relationship between the signifier and the signified, and wittily deconstructs the primacy of meaning and the rationality of thought." Then it went back to sleep again, and began to snore gently. "Whatever did that mean?" asked Alice, surprised. "Why is a Derrida like a derrière?" replied the Hatter. "I don't know," said Alice. "I don't know either," said the Hatter triumphantly. "It would be reasonable", said Alice, in the grown-up tone she had sometimes heard her sister use, "It would be reasonable for you to explain what the book is about, so that I could put that in my review." "It would be reasonable," said the Hatter, "to expect hot premarital sex in a Stephenie Meyer novel. But don't imagine you'll find any." Alice couldn't think of anything to reply to this, so she turned away without another word. When she was almost out of earshot, she thought she heard the Hatter shout something after her that might have been "Foucault!"

  2. 4 out of 5

    Hailey (HaileyinBookland)

    *Reread July 2017* Reread this for booktube-a-thon 2017 just because I was falling behind. Obviously I loved it (again). *Reread January 2016* Read for the school this time and I read the Puffin In Bloom edition. I loved the new illustrations!

  3. 5 out of 5

    emma

    THIS IS MY FAVORITE BOOK. No qualifier. No excuse. No “one of my favorites.” This one is it, y’all. https://emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.co... Well, also Through the Looking Glass. But THAT’S PRACTICALLY THE SECOND HALF OF THE SAME BOOK. (And other examples of my inability to make decisions or commit in any way to anything.) I currently have 18 copies of this book. I’ve attempted to read it at least annually for the past three years. And by “annually,” I mean I last revisited this book about nine mont THIS IS MY FAVORITE BOOK. No qualifier. No excuse. No “one of my favorites.” This one is it, y’all. https://emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.co... Well, also Through the Looking Glass. But THAT’S PRACTICALLY THE SECOND HALF OF THE SAME BOOK. (And other examples of my inability to make decisions or commit in any way to anything.) I currently have 18 copies of this book. I’ve attempted to read it at least annually for the past three years. And by “annually,” I mean I last revisited this book about nine months ago. But hey, it was a different year then, technically speaking. How do I even review this? I don’t know where to begin. (Just a heads up that my obsessive personality is going to become verrrrry clear as this review progresses. I’m not proud. This is who I am, you guys. I was a member of the fandoms of some teen pop sensation or other for nearly ten consecutive years. I’m no longer thirteen but I still need an outlet. Honestly I’m quite afraid that if I don’t have an obsession, I’ll become a drug addict. Lots of pent up energy.) Well, I’ll say that I always, always, always feel enveloped by this book. I have never picked this up without feeling instantly submersed in Wonderland. And it’s really my favorite place to be. It’s hard to feel unhappy when you’re in the greatest setting ever created. And oh yeah, there’s that. I firmly believe this is the most amazing and beautiful and confusing and curious setting of all time. It’s immersive, and it’s strange, and it’s so unique and fantastic and creative and I love it so much. I can come up with even more loosely positive adjectives if that overwhelming number didn’t suffice. Wonderland is my Hogwarts. While many readers pray their letters just got lost in the mail, I’m constantly hoping I’ll see a white rabbit in a waistcoat and fall down, down, down into what must be the center of the earth. I love Alice and her curiosity. She may also be my favorite character ever. She’s funny and sweet and childish and such a blast to read about. Her reactions to everything are so, so funny. Her curiosity always outweighs confusion and fear. I’d like to wake up one day and be Alice. I’ll likely become one of those creeps who pays millions for plastic surgery in order to “resemble” some celebrity or other. On an unrelated note, anyone have millions of dollars they’re trying to get rid of? I’m also fiercely protective of this book. I constantly pick up retellings only to be utterly disappointed. (Like Heartless. Get out of here with your shoddy Carroll-stealing.) DO NOT, DO NOT! GET ME STARTED ON THE TIM BURTON FILM ADAPTATION. Horrific. Alice, an adult? Alice, engaged? Alice FIGHTING THE GODDAMN JABBERWOCK? But I do love the original animated Disney adaptation. There’s a certain quality to the book that’s captured within that film, which I haven’t found recreated in any other retelling or use of the setting or adaptation. Oh, and one more thing, while I’m here. THIS BOOK ISN’T ABOUT DRUGS, YOU SURFACE-LEVEL INTERPRETERS OF SYMBOLISM. It’s not that easy, boo. In the words of BBC News, “[the drug] references may say more about the people making them than the author.” Lewis Carroll isn’t thought to have been a user of drugs, the Caterpillar was smoking tobacco, and the mushroom is no more magic than the various cakes Alice eats. Honestly, the drug reading is simple and boring. It’s such a stretch to attempt to read each character as a different substance. And scrolling through countless quasi-psychedelic GIFs to find the actual ones was irritating, too. Ah, yes, real art: taking images from a 1951 children’s film but messing with the colors and movement until it looks like nothing more than a trigger for epilepsy. Enough, Tumblr. Alice in Wonderland carries as much or as little significance as you want it to. It’s everything from a mindless romp in an imaginative land to a depiction of the effects of a ruthlessly authoritarian system of justice. Just have fun with it. And please, for the love of God, stop applying your weird psychedelic edits to a Disney movie. Note on the audiobook: This time around, I listened to the audiobook, to switch things up. Scarlett Johansson read it. I loved her funny accents and hated her overly-acted narration. A mixed bag. Bottom line: This is my favoritest and I doubt it will be dethroned anytime soon. Come at me, every other book.

  4. 3 out of 5

    Ahmad Sharabiani

    868. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson over the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children. It is considered to be one of the be 868. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson over the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre. Its narrative course and structure, characters and imagery have been enormously influential in both popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy genre. تاریخ نخستین خوانش: در سال 1974 میلادی عنوان: آلیس در سرزمین عجایب؛ نویسنده: لوئیس کارول؛ مترجم: ایرج غریب؛ تهران، امیرکبیر، کتابهای طلایی، چاپ چهارم 1353؛ در 27 ص؛ مترجمها: (احمد پناهی خراسانی، در سال 1371، در 159 ص؛ مشهد؛ باربد)؛ (سعید درودی، بهزاد، مهتاب، 1372؛ در 152 ص)؛ (عباس کرمیفر، تهران، ارغوان، 1372؛ در 160 ص)؛ و ...؛ اخطار جدی: اگر هنوز داستان را نخوانده اید و میخواهید حتما خود آنرا بخوانید، لطفا ادامه ی متن را نخوانید. خلاصه داستان را نوشته ام. آلیس دختر یک جهانگرد (چارلز کینگزلی) است. او در هفت سالگی، خواب سرزمین عجایب را میبیند، و به آنجا وارد میشود. سیزده سال بعد، آلیس برای ازدواج با لرد هانریش، به اجبار به یک مهمانی میرود، و با دنبال کردن یک خرگوش، به یک چاله ی ژرف سقوط میکند، و برای بار دوم، وارد سرزمین عجایب میشود. در آنجا درمییابد، که ملکه ی سرخ، علیه خواهر خویش، ملکه ی سفید، شورش کرده، و اوضاع سرزمین عجایب، به هم ریخته است. او باید شمشیر نورانی را، که در قصر ملکه سرخ است، به دست آورد، و با آن، سر اژدهای ملکه را، از تنش جدا کند. آلیس، در مسیرش، با موجودات بسیاری، از جمله: یک کرم ابریشم دانا، که همیشه درحال قلیان کشیدن است، یک گربه که میتواند نامرئی شود، یک موش، و همینطور فردی به نام کلاهدوز دیوانه آشنا میشود. و با یاری آنها، شمشیر را به چنگ میآورد، و به قصر ملکه سفید میرود. روز نهایی فرامیرسد، و دو ملکه، با ارتشهای خود به میدان جنگ میروند. آلیس با اژدهای ملکه سرخ، میجنگد، و با شمشیرش، سر اژدها را، از تنش جدا میکند. ملکه سرخ شکست میخورد، و به همراه شوالیه ی خویش تبعید میشود. در پایان، آلیس که کارش را در سرزمین عجایب به پایان رسانده، با نوشیدن خون اژدها، دوباره به دنیای واقعی برمیگردد، و با ازدواج با هانریش مخالفت میکند. سپس به همراه دوست پدرش، رو به سوی رویای پدر خویش، که سفر به تمام نقاط جهان بود، میرود. ا. شربیانی

  5. 5 out of 5

    Catriona (LittleBookOwl)

    Rating: 4.5

  6. 5 out of 5

    Miranda Reads

    I should've read this one sooner “But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked. "Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad." I needed an adequate amount of nostalgia to guide me through this level of crazy. Little Alice fell d o w n the hole, bumped her head and bruised her soul! Everyone knows this story. Alice falls down the rabbit hole and into Wonderland - a place wholly unexpected, trivial and unforgettable. She meets several good friends (li I should've read this one sooner “But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked. "Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad." I needed an adequate amount of nostalgia to guide me through this level of crazy. Little Alice fell d o w n the hole, bumped her head and bruised her soul! Everyone knows this story. Alice falls down the rabbit hole and into Wonderland - a place wholly unexpected, trivial and unforgettable. She meets several good friends (like the White Rabbit and the Cheshire Cat) and a few enemies (The Red Queen) as she stumbles her way through. Reading this book for the first time as an adult leaves me bewildered, vaguely amused and mostly lost. I'm now worrying whether I'm too old for children's stories anymore (I briefly reread some of my faves - HP, Winnie the Pooh and Charlotte's Web - and have concluded it's not me, just that book). It's all so illogical and confusing. Alice (and everyone else in this novel) constantly contradicts themselves and each other. The whole thing is utter nonsense! Though, there are a few good puns: No wise fish would go anywhere without a porpoise. Ah well. I will try it again some day just to see if I was being a grump on the day I read it and I plan to read this to my future-kids to see if their youth will allow them to interpret this more positively. After all, if Ronan Lynch from [Book: The Raven Boys] loves it then I will force myself too. Audiobook Comments Read by Alan Bennett - and he was a pretty good narrator too. But as much as l I tried to listen to this on audiobook, the text was just tooo confusing. I kept losing track of the story. I gave up and decided to read it instead. That was a good choice - lots of fun pictures! Blog | Instagram

  7. 4 out of 5

    Val ⚓️ Shameless, Skanky, and B*tchy ⚓️ Steamy Reads

    Unpopular Opinion This took me a long time to get through...I found it sometimes tedious to be quite honest. Sorry. I guess I just don't love the nonsensical fun of this as much as everyone else seems to love it. I enjoyed the pictures and I really liked this edition and I enjoyed it well enough, but as I said, I just don't love it as much as a lot of others do.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Luca Ambrosino

    English (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland) / Italiano «Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, “and what is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “ without pictures or conversations ?”»Right from the beginning and from the first assertion of Alice, we understand that her thoughts encapsulate hard truth that make us smile fo English (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland) / Italiano «Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, “and what is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “ without pictures or conversations ?”»Right from the beginning and from the first assertion of Alice, we understand that her thoughts encapsulate hard truth that make us smile for their hindsight. Alice is a little bit bored child that decides to follow a strange rabbit to its rabbit hole. However, the hole is pretty weird, there are a lot of cups, and pictures, and shelves...The journey-dream in Wonderland as a metaphor for life contains multiple keys of interpretation. Probably the conflict between adults and children is the more direct topic of the novel, exacerbated by the crazy Wonderland where usual rules of manners are being overturned for the custom use of wacky characters. And children, chuckling and listening to the novel, several times are wondering: "What's going on?".My daughter had a lovely time with this book. And whenever she's having fun, I'm having fun.Vote: 9 «Alice cominciava a sentirsi assai stanca di sedere sul poggetto accanto a sua sorella, senza far niente: aveva una o due volte data un'occhiata al libro che la sorella stava leggendo, ma non v'erano nè dialoghi nè figure, - e a che serve un libro, pensò Alice, - senza dialoghi nè figure?»Già dall'incipit e dalla prima delle tante affermazioni di Alice, capiamo che racchiudono in sè verità schiaccianti... fanno sorridere per quanto sono palesi. Alice è una bimba un pò annoiata che decide di seguire uno strano coniglio fin nella sua tana. Ma la tana è piuttosto bizzarra, ci sono tazze e quadri e scaffali e...Il viaggio-sogno nel mondo delle meraviglie come metafora della vita, racchiude mille interpretazioni e molteplici chiavi di lettura. Quello che traspare in maniera più evidente è probabilmente il conflitto adulti-bambini, esacerbato dall'assurdo paese delle meraviglie, nel quale le usuali regole della buona educazione sono capovolte ad uso personalizzato dei suoi strambi personaggi. E i bambini che ascoltano il racconto di Alice più volte si chiedono sghignazzando: "che cosa sta succedendo?"Mia figlia si è divertita molto. E quando lei si diverte io mi diverto.Voto: 8

  9. 5 out of 5

    James

    Having just finished Alice in Wonderland, the first thing that occurs to me is that I wish I had read it years ago. I've known the story of Alice for years thanks to Disney and the Mad Hatter on Batman, but for some reason I didn't get around to reading this as a child. While I expected to like it, I never realized what a joy this book would be. Carroll was a logician, so it should come as no surprise that he uses his expertise in that field to create many hilarious logical fallacies. But what i Having just finished Alice in Wonderland, the first thing that occurs to me is that I wish I had read it years ago. I've known the story of Alice for years thanks to Disney and the Mad Hatter on Batman, but for some reason I didn't get around to reading this as a child. While I expected to like it, I never realized what a joy this book would be. Carroll was a logician, so it should come as no surprise that he uses his expertise in that field to create many hilarious logical fallacies. But what interested me the most was the prose; I could talk for a long time of the clean, beautiful concision of Carroll's writing and of the brilliance of his word games and puns, which obviously influenced Vladimir Nabokov (who composed a Russian translation of Alice). The way in which Carroll's narrative voice addresses the absurd events reminded me of Kafka's Metamorphosis. Why some would reject the former's unique literary genius while praising the latter's can be explained by the snobbery of those who would reject a masterpiece simply because it's a "children' book." These things interested the adult reader in me, but Alice is really for children of all ages. Thanks to the animated movie, I knew the characters and I felt like I was being reunited with old friends. I especially felt this during the Mad Tea Party, which I think must rank among the most brilliant comic scenes in English literature. However, Alice proves that books for children need not be dumbed down or sentimentalized. There are some dark undercurrents to the excellent humor (The Queen is obsessed with beheading, to use just the most famous example). And the beautiful concluding paragraph is a startling, Shakespearean meditation on childhood, age, and eventual womanhood. I admit that was a wonderful surprise. And then of course there's the drug use of the caterpillar and Carroll's suggested pedophiliac obsession with young girls. But people who approach Alice as psychedelic literature or a creepy Lolita story, I think, miss the point. However, these questions do add to the depth of the reading experience. Alice in Wonderland is indeed a rare kind of book: one which can entertain and enlighten both the child and the adult. Carroll's glittering novel hasn't been dimmed in the slightest by time, something that can't be said of the works of many of his contemporaries. Alice's adventures will doubtless fascinate us for untold years to come. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go listen to White Rabbit.

  10. 3 out of 5

    J.L. Sutton

    I'd read Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland a few years ago; however, I just felt like picking it up again and I'm glad I did. I don't know why, but I enjoyed Alice's observations and the humor more this time. There's also something that's fun and a bit surprising when we're reading something (like Peter Pan or The Wizard of Oz) we thought we knew really well (because we've been exposed to the stories for so long even if we haven't read the actual story). I know my ratings are alwa I'd read Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland a few years ago; however, I just felt like picking it up again and I'm glad I did. I don't know why, but I enjoyed Alice's observations and the humor more this time. There's also something that's fun and a bit surprising when we're reading something (like Peter Pan or The Wizard of Oz) we thought we knew really well (because we've been exposed to the stories for so long even if we haven't read the actual story). I know my ratings are always subjective based on when and where I've read a specific book. It's clear that I was ready to have fun down the rabbit hole! Changing my rating from 3 stars to 4 stars.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Leo .

    Why Alice! What Adventures you have had? Happy, fun, perilous, enlightening, sometimes sad A man, in a Hat, scatty, as a rabid bat A Mouse, a crazy Hare, and Twins that are Fat A Nasty Cook, and a Grinning Cheshire Cat A Tea Party, a Catapiller smoking a Hookah, a Mushroom, one side makes her Tall The other side of the Mushroom, makes her Small An invitation, from a Fishfootman, and a very tired Dormouse The Cheshire Cat appears in a tree, directing Alice to the March Hare's House🐯👍 Such fun!!!👍🐯

  12. 5 out of 5

    Huda Yahya

    I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then! انس كل ما تعرفه عن الأفلام أو الكارتون أو قصص الأطفال المصورة فأليس لويس كارول كما كتبها شيء مختلف تمام الاختلاف لقد ألهمت شخصية أليس الحالمة ملايين البشر حول العالم وبروح المغامرة التي لديها أعطتهم أملا عظيما في تحقيق أكثر أحلامهم جنونا وظلت لأكثر من مائة سنة متعة لكل قارئ إنجليزية ومصدر بهجة لأطفال لا حصر لعددهم ::::::::::::: Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. Now, here, you see, it takes al I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then! انس كل ما تعرفه عن الأفلام أو الكارتون أو قصص الأطفال المصورة فأليس لويس كارول كما كتبها شيء مختلف تمام الاختلاف لقد ألهمت شخصية أليس الحالمة ملايين البشر حول العالم‏ وبروح المغامرة التي لديها أعطتهم أملا عظيما في تحقيق أكثر أحلامهم جنونا ‏ وظلت لأكثر من مائة سنة متعة لكل قارئ إنجليزية‏ ومصدر بهجة لأطفال لا حصر لعددهم ‏ ::::::::::::: Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. 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! ابتكر كارول شخصيات غريبة الأطوار تكاد تكون مخبولة ‏ حديثها خال تماما من أي منطق الجنون عندهم هو النظام المعتمد جنون الأفكار.. جنون التصرفات.. جنون العبارات إنها في أبسط صورها ترسم ابتسامة طفلية على شفتيك ولكن في أعماقها تحمل لك من بديع الأفكار ما يؤرق عقلك ويمتع ذهنك بقدرتهم على تبسيط منطق الحياة المعقد لهذه الدرجة احترت من أحب أكثر ‏ قط الشيشاير..؟ صانع القبعات المجنون..؟ اليرقة المدخنة للأرجيلة..؟ الأرنب الأبيض ذو ساعة الجيب والذي يصيح لا يوجد وقت..؟ أوراق اللعب..؟ الملك المستكين.. أو ملكة القلوب معدومة القلب..؟ أم أليس نفسها...؟ لقد همت بهم جميعا أحببت كل شخصية صنعت لنفسها عالمها الخاص من التفرد والألق وإن كان صانع القبعات هو من احتل مكانة أكبر في قلبي مع كل ‏إعادة قراءة ثم تأكد هذا الشعور ورسخ بعد تجسيد جوني ديب المذهل لشخصيته‏ ::::::::::::: Begin at the beginning,’ the King said gravely, ‘and go on till you come to the end: then stop. You used to be much more...muchier. You’ve lost your muchness. يعتمد لويس كارول في رائعته هذه على التلاعب بالألفاظ‎ إلى حد كبير ولكن بطريقة غير مسبوقة في الطرافة والذكاء يجعلك تجد في كل صفحة من الرواية اقتباسات لا تنتهي ::::::::::::: If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see? أتساءل هل يمكننا حقا تصنيف هذا العمل كأدب أطفال يعني لو قارناه بقصص الأطفال المنتشرة سنرمي بالأخيرة في قاع ‏بئر عميق ونغلق فوهته للأبد ‏ فلويس صنع من بهجة الخيال عالما مدهشا مع كل سطر فيه ينقلب عالمك رأسا على عقب مدهوشا بهذه الفلسفة التي تملأ كل صفحة منها ‎ تهرب إلى عالمه لتمرح بحرية طليقة تاركا لخيالك أن يشطح لأبعد مدى فمع لويس كارول يمكن لأي شيء أن يحدث ---------------- ‏#هامش صورة للطفلة أليس التي ألهمت كارول هذه التحفة الأدية ولولا إصرارها على أن يكتبها لها لتحتفظ بها لما كنا عرفنا بوجودها ‏الآن

  13. 4 out of 5

    Irena

    I think it was a good choice for me to reread one of my favorite childhood stories before I read the one I really wanted to: Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There. When I was a little girl I LOVED the Disney movie and, since this book has some different aspects, it is no wonder I find the movie to be better. However, it was still a really enjoyable ride everytime I read it. Everlasting quotes are the reason this book is classic, and I love them all! I have always wondered what inspir I think it was a good choice for me to reread one of my favorite childhood stories before I read the one I really wanted to: Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There. When I was a little girl I LOVED the Disney movie and, since this book has some different aspects, it is no wonder I find the movie to be better. However, it was still a really enjoyable ride everytime I read it. Everlasting quotes are the reason this book is classic, and I love them all! I have always wondered what inspired Lewis Carroll (who was a really strange man so even if I am still wondering the same question, I am not too sure if I want to know the answer) to create this story in his head, and if he was on some kind of drugs while doing that. I mean, Caterpillar smoke from nargila so... that's enough reason to be suspicious.

  14. 3 out of 5

    Mohammed Arabey

    أليس يا فتاة بعُمرِ الزهورِ ، تطيرُ أحلامُها كالطيورِ'وقد حكي السيد تشارلز دودجسون تلك الحكاية بناء علي طلب أبنة صديقه 'أليس ليديل لأرضِ الجمالِ وأرض الغرائب ، ودنيا الخيالِ بلاد العجائبثم كتبها، كعالم سحري ارتجالي، لامنطقي ولامعقول..لكنه ملئ بالرموز والنقد والسخرية أليس يا فتاة تحبُ الجميع ، ونورَ الحياةِ وزهر الربيعليصير جزء من طفولة كل اطفال العالم طوال 152 عاما ومازال مستمرا خذينا وطيري.. لدنيا الأثيرِ ، إلى رحلةٍ حلوةٍ ممتعةوربما يتذكر جيل الثمانينات ذلك الكارتون الياباني المبني علي الرواية .. أليس يا فتاة بعُمرِ الزهورِ ، تطيرُ أحلامُها كالطيورِ'وقد حكي السيد تشارلز دودجسون تلك الحكاية بناء علي طلب أبنة صديقه 'أليس ليديل لأرضِ الجمالِ وأرض الغرائب ، ودنيا الخيالِ بلاد العجائبثم كتبها، كعالم سحري ارتجالي، لامنطقي ولامعقول..لكنه ملئ بالرموز والنقد والسخرية أليس يا فتاة تحبُ الجميع ، ونورَ الحياةِ وزهر الربيعليصير جزء من طفولة كل اطفال العالم طوال 152 عاما ومازال مستمرا خذينا وطيري.. لدنيا الأثيرِ ، إلى رحلةٍ حلوةٍ ممتعةوربما يتذكر جيل الثمانينات ذلك الكارتون الياباني المبني علي الرواية ..بأغنيته الحالمة التي مازالت ترن ببالي بعد 20 عاما خذينا وطيري .. لدنيا الأثيرِ ، وزوري بلادَ العجائبِ زوري وهي ليست قصة اطفال عادية... هي قصة مليئة بالعجائب والطبقات والرموز..تتحدي عقل الطفل تجعله يفكر ويحلم .. وتجعل الكبير يبتسم ويتخيل انها الحكاية الملهمة فبلاد العجائب ألهمت الكثير من الفنانين ، منهم "سلفادور دالي" والذي صمم لوحات سريالية للاحداث علي مدار القصة بالطبع لوحاته السريالية تلك كانت اصعب من سريالية الاحداث العجيبة اللامعقولة التي شهدتها أليس في بلاد العجائب وبالطبع انت تعلم ان رواية أليس في بلاد العجائب يجب أن تقدم بالصور...أم لعلك نسيت فكرة أليس الشهيرة عن الكتاب الذي تقرأه أختها في بداية الأحداث "ما فائدة الكتاب إذن بدون صور أو حوار؟" لذلك حرص السيد دودجسون عندما قرر ان يحول الحكاية التي حكاها لأليس وصديقاتها عندما كانوا في رحلة "تجديف" ببريطانيا إلي كتاب أسماه "مغامرات أليس في الارض السفلية" أن يضيف رسوم بسيطة بنفسه بجانب الحوارات الكثيرة التي تجريها أليس مع "الكائنات" المختلفة التي تقابلها في أرض العجائب ليكون كتاب به صور...وحوار تماما كما تحبه أليس لكنه أيضا ، مدرس الرياضيات ورجل الدين الأعزب لم يشأ ان يكتب اسمه علي الكتاب عندما قرر نشره ، فبأستخدام أسمه اللاتيني وبعض المعادلات الرياضية قام بتحويله إلي "لويس كارول" ونشره بشكل أوسع..ولكنه أعهد مهمة الرسوم لرسام كرتوني متخصص يدعي جون تانيل والذي برسمه حول أليس والأرنب الشهير وباقي شخصيات الرواية ولكن يكفي تلك المقدمة المتواضعة الثرثارة ولنر شيئا من *** الأحـــداث *** أليس يا فتاة بعُمرِ الزهورِ ، تطيرُ أحلامُها كالطيورِ لأرضِ الجمالِ وأرض الغرائب ، ودنيا الخيالِ بلاد العجائب تجلس أليس مع اختها علي ضفاف النهر كأي فتاة في سنها -وعصرها-في ساعة عصرية صيفية تشعر بالكسل، لا تريد فعل اي شئ ، تتعجب من كتاب أختها الممل الذي بلا حوار ولا صور...تشعر بالنعاس حتي تري امامها أرنبا...يرتدي صديرية ويمسك بساعة جيب وعلي وجهه تعبير شعور رهيب بالقلق لان الوقت تأخر جدا اذا قرأت المقدمة التي كتبها رسّام معاصر حول كيف ألهمه رسم ذلك الأرنب وتعابير وجهة ستشعر فعلا بتقدير اكبر لذلك البورتريه المتقن يثير فضولها وتتبعه لجحر الأرنب عالم العجائب والغرائب...بلاد العجائب عالم لا معقول ، عالم عجيب وتبدأ أيضا كل شئ يتحول لسوريالية عجيبة أليس يا فتاة تحبُ الجميع ، ونورَ الحياةِ وزهر الربيع خذينا وطيري .. لدنيا الأثيرِ ، إلى رحلةٍ حلوةٍ ممتعة خذينا وطيري .. لدنيا الأثيرِ ، وزوري بلادَ العجائبِ زوري 1 ) أليس تسقط في جحر الارنب لفترة طويلة جدا يستغلها الراوي -تذكر أنه بروفيسور رياضيات مثقف ومبدع، يروي لقتل الوقت اثناء التجديف- في نظرية كانت منتشرة وقتها انك اذا حفرت لفترة طويلة ستصل للجانب الاخر من العالم، بالنسبة لأليس الساذجة تفكر انها ستسأل المارة وقتها عندما تصل لاخر جحر الارنب العميق ان كانت في نيوزيلاندا ام استراليا 2 ) تسقط في مكان عجيب به كثير من البوابات لا أدري ولكني رأيت مثل ذلك المشهد كثيرا في روايات لاحقة...هل تتذكر قاعة البوابات في وزارة السحر بلندن؟ 3 ) كليني وأشربيني ما تشربه سيصغرها وما تأكله سيكبرها ولكنها لن تفلح مهما كان ان تفتح الباب للحديقة ستغرق في بحر دموع والفأر الكبير سيساعدها للعوم لكنها تغضبه بحديثها العفوي عن قطتها التي تهوي صيد الفئران ثم مروحة الارنب ستغير حجمها مرة اخري كل هذا يجعل أليس لا تدرك من هي...تشعر بالسخف وعدم الفهم والاسوأ هي مبللة تقابل مجموعة من الطيور وستجد ذلك الاقتراح ان كي يجففوا من البلل بسبب بحر الدموع سيحكي لهم حكاية مرة اخري، الراوي المثقف يجد نفسه يحكي لنا قصة ويليام الفاتح الذي جاء من الشمال ليحكم انجلترا....ثم ماذا؟ المستمعين لم يتحمسوا للاسف لسماع القصة التاريخية فهم كما يسمي الفصل -سباق اللجنة السياسية-، اسم عجيب أليس كذلك؟ لكنك ستشعر بأن تخبط هذا الجمع العجيب من الحيوانات والطيور فعلا كاجتماعات اللجان السياسية التي دوما تتفق علي الا تتفق...ولا ينتج ابدا من اجتماعتهم اي شئ 4 ) اليس مازالت لا تفهم ما حولها ، ولا تعرف نفسها تقابل تلك اليرقة وتظن انه ربما سيعرف شعورها انها لا تعرف نفسها لانها تتحول ولانه يرقة...سيتحول لفراشة ، سيمر بتغييرات كبري في جسمه... ربما سيفهم شعورها..هي التي تكبر وتصغر في بلاد العجائب هل لاحظت ذلك التشبيه المجازي البليغ؟ ألم اقل لك انه راوي مثقف؟ 5 ) ثم تدخل بيت الارنب الذي سيذهب للملكة وتحدث الحوادث بقطع المشروم الذي اعطاها لها اليرقة لتكبر وتصغر في حوارات عجيبة مليئة برموز ربما لامعقولة، ربما بلا معني، بعضها لها معني سياسي او اجتماعي ساخر لكنه ظريف ومسلي بلا شك ربما لذا لوحات سلفادور دالي تليق به 6 ) ثم بيت الدوقة العجوز القبيحة وابنها العجيب والطباخة المعتوهة التي تلقي بالاشياء يالله علي الجنون، بل ان الدوقة تترك ابنها في رعاية الغريبة المقتحمة لتذهب جريا للعبة الكروكيت مع الملكة ثم يتحول ابنها لخنزير...وهناك قط شايشر المبتسم العجيب ماذا قلت لك...انه ادب اللامعقوليات Nonsense لكنها حكاية ظريفة ارتجالية ، ربما تجد معني هنا واخر هناك 7 ) وهناك حفل الشاي، والارنب الكبير مارس وصانع القبعات والسنجاب الغافل دوما مارس وجنون الزمن الذي توقف في ارض العجائب بالنسبة لصانع القبعات ليظل دوما في وقت الشاي ألم اقل لك انها قصة ارتجالية لا معقولة لا في الزمان ولا المكان ستلاحظ هنا شيئا ما في أليس..صارت اكثر ثقة بنفسها وقدرة علي الرد بشكل اوضح 8 ) تذهب أليس بعدها للعبة الكروكيت التي تقيمها الملكة بالطيور والحيوانات، ملكة القلوب مجنونة بقطع الرؤوس بينما الملك طيب القلب بالمقارنة بكل هذا الجنون أعجبني جدا شئ من حوار أليس الساخر عن موكب الملكة الذي بلا لازوم طالما رعاياها يجب ان ينحنوا له ولا يروه 9 ) تقابل الدوقة مرة أخري التي تركت ابنها وذهبت للعبة الكروكيت الدوقة مهووسة باستخراج مورال "عبرة وعظة ومثل من الأمثال" عن كل حكاية او حدث يحدث ذلك الهوس العجيب ربما ستشعره انت نفسك اذا ما قررت تحليل كل مشهد من المشاهد اللامعقولة والاحداث العجيبة هنا لا أدري لما شعرت ان لويس كارول او السيد دودجسون يقولها لصديقه الناضج الذي يجدف معه اثناء حكايته تلك الحكاية للاطفال الثلاثة المصاحبين له ربما كان ينظر له نظرة "ما-معني-كل-هذه-الاحداث-العجيبة-التي-تحكيها" وبدلا من ان يرد عليه السيد لويس بنظرة"لا-تهتم-كثيرا-بمعني-ومغزي-كل-حدث-و-استمتع-فحسب-بوجودك-في-بلاد-العجائب--واحداثها-الظريفة"، بدلا من هذا وقطع تسلسل الحكاية التي يحكيها للاطفال قام بوضع ذلك المشهد الظريف 10 ) ثم هيبوجريف، ذلك الحيوان الاسطوري الخاص بملكة القلوب يصحبها بناء علي أمر الملكة للسلحفاة الناحبة لتسمع حكايتها العجيبة علي الشاطئ والرقصة التي يقيمها ابوجلمبو للكائنات البحرية والطيور والحيوانات 11 ) ثم تعود للملكة لحضور محكمة يختتم بها الاحداث..كأي ملحمة تحترم نفسها صدرت قبل أليس في بلاد العجائب أو بعدها محكمة لمعرفة من سرق تورتة الملكة لكن في تلك الملحمة العجيبة الطفولية اللامعقولة في بلاد العجائب فإن هيئة المحلفين مختلفة، مكونة من كائنات، طيور حقيقية ومنقرضة كالدودو وحيوانات كالسحلية بوب المسكين الاحمق، وذلك الضفدع الخادم الذي لا ينظر لمن يكلمه والسنجاب الغافل دائما وصانع القبعات المجنون المتوقف بالزمن عند حفلة الشاي هيئة المحلفين هؤلاء سيشهدوا علي احد حرس الملكة -ورقة لعب كوتشينة- هل هو مذنب فعلا بسرقة تورتة الملكة ام لا ستضحك بالتأكيد كثيرا علي الملكة التي تنتوي قطع رؤوس كل المحلفين والحضور كعادتها المهووسة بقطع الرؤوس ، وانصحك بمشاهدة فيلم ديزني الاخير الذي قدمت فيه هيلينا بونهام كارتردور الملكة بشكل جذاب وظريف بحق 12 ) وعندما تاتي شهادة أليس ، بنهاية مغامراتها العجيبة بارض العجائب ستشعر بأنها نضجت شيئا ما في شكل ردودها ومنطقها أكثر بكثير عن ردودها وكلامها في اول الرحلة ولكن أليس الكنز دائما في الرحلة نفسها؟ مهما كانت لا منطقية ولا معقولة حتي تستيقظ أليس وهي بجوار أختها ، علي ضفاف النهر في تلك الحديقة بعصرية ذلك اليوم الذي بدانا به الاحداث وتحكي لاختها الكبيرة عن كل شئ، عن الارنب واليرقة والقط المبتسم والملكة المهووسة واوراق الكوتشينة وصانع القبعات ولعبة الكروكيت و و و و ربما ظل تقديري للحكاية اللامعقولة تلك 3 نجوم ونصف...فهي مهما كان عجيبة اكثر مما ينبغي لكن بعد ان قامت اليس من جوار اختها الكبيرة، واغمضت عينيها للحظات...ورأت الحديقة حولها تتحول لأرض العجائب وهي مغمضة فقط يداعبها أشعة الشمس...عندما رأت الاخت الناضجة هذا الجمال والبراءة الطفولية الحالمة مهما كان سنها زاد تقديري للحكاية نجمة أخري *** النهـــاية *** ربما حاول ديزني بعد 145 عاما ، في 2010، باستخدام اعادة لسيناريو احداث أليس في بلاد العجائب وتحويلها من مجرد سلسلة من الاحداث العجيبة الغير مترابطة لقصة واحدة ملحمية لها خيط واحد له بداية ونهاية بعكس كل الاعمال الفنية الاخري التي اقتبست الاحداث كما هي بتعديلات طفيفة من مسرحيات وافلام كارتون ومسلسلات انيمي لكن تظل تجربة ديزني الاخيرة ينقصها العفوية والعجائب التي كتبها السيد تشارلز دودجسون، فالحكاية التي حكاها لأليس ورفيقاتها اثناء التجديف ، تلك الحكاية المقدمة لتسلية الاطفال وتوسعة خيالهم وتلوين احلامهم مع بعض الاشارات الرياضية والاجتماعية والسياسية والفلسفية والاسطورية وحتي تلك عن النضج والكبر تلك الحكاية الافضل ان تقرأها كما هي كما استمتعت بافلامها ومسلسلاتها وحتي نسخها المختصرة...فالتقرأها كما هي كما كتبها السيد تشارلز...او لويس كارول والتي اهداها لأليس ملحوظة : النسخة التي قرأتها من نشر Puffin Classic التابعة لبنجوين ، النسخة بها حكاية السيد تشارلز وكيف كتب الرواية ، بل ورسائل جميلة له توضح نزعته الدينية في عدم ان يكون ذكر الله فقط في الكنائس، بل يمكن وقت اللعب والمرح افي الحدائق ان نذكر الله ونعيش يومنا بنفس الوقت..بل وايضا دعوته للخيال والحب والمرح رسائل تهنئ بعيد الفصح والكريسماس وتدعو حتي الكبار للحلم والخيال الجميل بالنسخة ايضا انها نسخة طبق الاصل من الطبعة الاولي، حتي في ترتيب صفحاتها وحتي ايضا في اضافة الرسوم الاصلية لجون تانيل -بالطبع رسوم السيد تشارلز لم تطبع في الطبعة الاولي من الرواية، فقد كانت نسخة خاصة لابنة صديقه أليس فقط- وحتي ايضا طراز كتابة الاشعار العجيب وبكل حال من الاحوال، لا فائدة لكتاب دون حوار أو صور كما تظن أليس.....احرص علي ان تكون النسخة التي تقرأها لك او لاولادك مزدانة بالصور لتحببهم في القراءة محمد العربي من 7 فبراير 2017 الي 8 فبراير 2017

  15. 3 out of 5

    Johann (jobis89)

    "We're all mad here" I'm not going to insult your intelligence by giving a plot summary for this book as I think every person on the planet knows the premise. However, for the sake of completion and satisfying my OCD tendencies... Alice is a young girl who falls through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world, meeting lots of weird and peculiar characters. And that's it. Well, the Mad Hatter isn't wrong. I started this book excited at the premise of reading a classic that I don't recall ever having rea "We're all mad here" I'm not going to insult your intelligence by giving a plot summary for this book as I think every person on the planet knows the premise. However, for the sake of completion and satisfying my OCD tendencies... Alice is a young girl who falls through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world, meeting lots of weird and peculiar characters. And that's it. Well, the Mad Hatter isn't wrong. I started this book excited at the premise of reading a classic that I don't recall ever having read before. Within about ten pages, my excitement had quickly waned. I've come to the conclusion that people who love this book must have fallen in love with the book as a child and therefore reading this book will trigger feelings of nostalgia and memories of childhood. Because I simply hated every minute of reading this book. I went to bed every night and would find myself procrastinating on my phone instead of getting stuck into my book like I normally would. I don't enjoy nonsense. I like things to be logical and follow some kind of structure... I guess that's the scientist in me. Of course, not everything can be logical in horror books etc, but this was like a different level of ridiculousness. Nothing made any sense, things were all over the place. We were just jumping around everywhere and I just wanted the experience to be over. If this book wasn't so short, I think it would have became a DNF for me. Oh, and Alice literally has to the sassiest, cheekiest, rudest little girl I've ever encountered in literature. What a brat. I just wanted to put her in her place for the entirety of the novel. Nope, I hate Alice. The only highlight for me was the illustrations, as they are simply beautiful. So I apologise to all lovers of Alice in Wonderland but it's just not for me. I'll give 1 star for the story as I just can't allow myself to give zero stars... and I'll give 1 star for the illustrations. So that's 2 stars out of 5 from me! And a reading experience I'd like to forget.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Bhavik (Semi Hiatus)

    I honestly dont know what to rate it bc I dont even know how I feel about this. I am bitter about certain aspects but then I wonder why am I bitter about them when I have clearly seen weirder shit in some other books? Why does this make me feel any different? If anything this book encourages the imagination to grow! I hate Alice tho...she's annoying than all the adults in A series of Unfortunate events put together! ------ Read this more than a decade ago and dont remember a single thing. Rereading t I honestly dont know what to rate it bc I dont even know how I feel about this. I am bitter about certain aspects but then I wonder why am I bitter about them when I have clearly seen weirder shit in some other books? Why does this make me feel any different? If anything this book encourages the imagination to grow! I hate Alice tho...she's annoying than all the adults in A series of Unfortunate events put together! ------ Read this more than a decade ago and dont remember a single thing. Rereading thanks to the irl bookclub whose one of the botm is this with the theme being 'Tea' related. I wonder how I will feel now?

  17. 5 out of 5

    Michael Finocchiaro

    You may have seen the Disney film or been to a play, but most everyone growing up in a Western European-based culture has had some contact in some form with Alice and her adventures. I cannot recommend high enough actually reading Lewis Carroll's superb book written for his daughter Alice's bedtime story. There is a lovely innocence to Alice and a startling and surprising freshness to all the creatures and characters she meets. It does sometimes feel like an acid trip, but then so does Charlie a You may have seen the Disney film or been to a play, but most everyone growing up in a Western European-based culture has had some contact in some form with Alice and her adventures. I cannot recommend high enough actually reading Lewis Carroll's superb book written for his daughter Alice's bedtime story. There is a lovely innocence to Alice and a startling and surprising freshness to all the creatures and characters she meets. It does sometimes feel like an acid trip, but then so does Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and other high flights of fancy. The great thing here is the oblique criticism of societal norms and the evocation of youth and innocence that is unforgettable and ageless. This is yet another book that one should read to their own kids as a gift for their imagination.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Stacy

    I really enjoyed this, and being read by Michael York and a distinctive touch. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is popularly known to many as a children's book, and Lewis Carroll admitted to writing it for the little girls of the Dean of the college he taught at. A quote from C. S. Lewis, in The Three Ways of Writing For Children (1952), "A children's story which is enjoyed only by children is a bad children's story. The good ones last, because a children's story is the best art-form for somethi I really enjoyed this, and being read by Michael York and a distinctive touch. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is popularly known to many as a children's book, and Lewis Carroll admitted to writing it for the little girls of the Dean of the college he taught at. A quote from C. S. Lewis, in The Three Ways of Writing For Children (1952), "A children's story which is enjoyed only by children is a bad children's story. The good ones last, because a children's story is the best art-form for something you have to say." Upon learning that there were other aspects of the book than simply just a children's story, I wanted to read it to see what those were. Alice's Adventures.... has been looked at in other ways over the years, determining there were many other elements employed into the story including: 1) satire of the corrupt judicial and political systems in Victorian England, as well as their abuse of power 2) satire of British imperialism and ethnocentrism 3) satire of social and cultural elements of Victorian society, such as its rigid educational system, social conventions, manners and etiquette Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has been examined in many ways: as an exploration of the mind and thought practices, with the aim of finding a hidden meaning dealing with math and logic (since Lewis was also a mathematician), even as a symptom of the use of drugs (which is interesting, give Lewis Carroll's favorite book was Confessions of an English Opium Eater, and there were many times I thought Lewis Carroll must have been tripping on some serious Laudanum when writing) and as a political satire/ analogy. Lewis Carroll was also known for his photography hobby. He is also known to say that he liked little children, except little boys. The fact that many photographs have been found in his collection with little girls scantily clad, and in various poses, including on his lap, and in light of his comment, have led some to believe that the book has references to pedophilia, but since he is not alive to defend himself, I will avoid that. The original illustrator of Alice was Sir John Tenniel, who was a famous cartoonist for Punch Magazine, a periodical famous in Victorian England for its satire writing and cartoons. Since history is my thing, I was interested in the historical analogy. It is believed it is one of two entirely different analogies of two different eras, and I can see where both make sense. They are the Victorian and The War of the Roses, or the English Civil War. The main characters in each analogy are as follows: Victorian: Wonderland= Victorian England Queen of Hearts= Queen Victoria Alice= symbol of British colonization and ethnocentrism, imperialism White Rabbit= new awareness, realization, the fact not everything is at it seems, or an overnervous minor political functionary, fearful of displeasing Queen Victoria, awed by people of power, concerned with appearances before superiors King of Hearts= Prince Albert Caterpillar= guru with many metaphysical questions, which is interesting considering the British colonization of India Mad Hatter= Benjamin Disraeli Mock Turtle & Gryphon= satires of college alumnus The War of The Roses, or English Civil War (this analogy attributed to C. W. Giles, 1928): Queen of Hearts= Queen Margaret King of Hearts= Henry VI Knave of Wonderland= Duke of York Duchess= Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester, or Duchess Margaretha Mattausch (who was considered the ugliest woman in history and whom Sir John Tenniel used her portrait as a basis for his illustration of "Duchess" Baby= Richard of Gloucester, who became Richard III Cheshire Cat= Sir William Catesby, follower of Richard III, and speaker of the House of Commons White King= Richard's elder brother, Edward IV Mad Hatter= Warwick the Kingmaker; Mad Hatter is also identified as one of King Edward's messengers, Hatta March Hare= King Edward's messenger, Haigha; also identified as impersonal Yorkist claim to throne based on descent from Mortimer, Earl of March, heir to Richard II Fall of Humpty Dumpty, attended by complete army of White King= horrible defeat of the Lancastrians at Toulton Tweedledum & Tweedledee not referring to the War of The Roses, but instead to the ancient English kingdoms of Mercia and Wessex, which ceased their constant bickering to jointly resist the Danish "Raven", which is one of many references in Alice to earlier history, another which would be: Father William and the Young Man= William the Conqueror and Rufus So whichever theory as to the deeper meaning of Alice and her adventures you would subscribe to, it is an enjoyable and fascinating read. To view Mischenko and Stacy's Alphabet Challenge for letter "A", visit https://twogalsandabook.com/ !!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Amelia

    I did enjoy reading this book. If you would like a full review let me know!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Manny

    [From Litli prinsinn] [Original review, Aug 12 2018] My attempt to learn Icelandic just by reading continues with the Icelandic translation of Alice in Wonderland, another of my favourite books. I've now finished my first pass and am going back to the beginning, copying it out and running it through the little corpus script we're developing. I've combined the texts for the two books. This lets me get a snapshot of how familiar the vocabulary is on the first page of Alice, which I've just finished [From Litli prinsinn] [Original review, Aug 12 2018] My attempt to learn Icelandic just by reading continues with the Icelandic translation of Alice in Wonderland, another of my favourite books. I've now finished my first pass and am going back to the beginning, copying it out and running it through the little corpus script we're developing. I've combined the texts for the two books. This lets me get a snapshot of how familiar the vocabulary is on the first page of Alice, which I've just finished copying out: As you can see, a lot of words are in red, meaning I haven't seen them before. But many are in black, which means that I've seen them more than five times and so probably know them. I'm doing well enough that I'm able to get along and start guessing things. Here's what I can make of the first paragraph:Lísa var að verða hundleið á því að sitja iðulaus hjá systur sinni í brekkunni. Einn sinni eða tvisvar hafði hún gægst i bókina sem systir hennar var að lesa, en þar voru engar myndir og engin samtöl, "og hvað er varið í bók," hugsaði Lísa, "þar sem hvorki eru myndir né samtöl?" Alice was at become ?bored of that at sit ?idle with sister hers in ?brekkunni? One time or twice had she ?looked in book which syster hers was at read, but there were no pictures or conversations, "and what is ?worth in book", thought Alice, there which neither are pictures nor conversations?"As you can see, I think I guessed everything except the mysterious brekkunni. _________________________________ [Update, Aug 14 2018] I am surprised to see how much I learn from simply copying out Icelandic text, and have been wondering whether I can explain the efficacy of this process in terms of some kind of formal model. Once again, I think that deep learning theory may help me understand what's going on. First, let's look at a naive argument which claims to demonstrate that copying out text can't teach you anything, and see what's wrong with it. If you haven't tried it yourself, you might think that copying is a purely mechanical operation; you look at each character in turn and hit the appropriate key after each one. That's how a laptop will copy a file. But I am not a laptop. In actual fact, I look at the text on the page that's sitting in front of me and try to remember a small piece of it; then I divert my attention to the editor window and try to type out what I can remember. If I didn't understand the words at all, this might end up being similar to what the file-copying routine is doing. But I do understand Icelandic to some degree, and the better I understand it the longer the chunk is that I can remember. If I'm copying a long word I've not seen before, I may only be able to hold a few letters at a time in my memory, and I'll need to look at the word two or three times to copy it out. But at the other extreme, if I'm copying a short sentence where all the words are already familiar to me, I may be able to hold the complete sentence in my memory and then write it down without looking at the text again. Since I'm lazy and want to copy as quickly as I can, my mind is tricked into understanding longer and longer chunks of text. The curious thing is that this is pretty exactly much what an autoencoder does; it's a neural net that's trained on data where the output is the same as the input. If neural nets had a global view of what they were trying to learn, the autoencoder could see that all it needs to do is copy the input one character at a time. But in fact, the neural net learns in a way similar to the way people learn, by making little incremental adjustments in the direction of increased efficiency. They can never make the big jump to the minimal solution; instead, they figure out ways to compress the input into larger chunks. This is what makes autoencoders useful. Maybe those dumb old rote-learning methods weren't actually so dumb?

  21. 5 out of 5

    karen

    these are my favorite illustrations for alice...

  22. 5 out of 5

    Natalie Vellacott

    “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?” From the genre of literary nonsense comes this classic work loved by children and adults alike. As Alice slips into a dream, she finds herself chasing after a white rabbit with a waist coat and pocket watch. Apparently, he is late for something important. He heads down a rabbit h “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?” From the genre of literary nonsense comes this classic work loved by children and adults alike. As Alice slips into a dream, she finds herself chasing after a white rabbit with a waist coat and pocket watch. Apparently, he is late for something important. He heads down a rabbit hole, nothing particularly odd about that, but as Alice follows, she falls into a world very different from her own. A world with Cheshire cats, mad-hatters, packs of living playing cards, and an array of characters which will make Alice's head spin as she manoeuvres cautiously through Wonderland. As children, the Disney movie was always a favourite; our grandparents collected them for us and we never got bored of Alice in Wonderland. There are a number of significant differences between the book and the movie: http://aliceinwonderland.wikia.com/wi... However, as this is a world where things get "curiouser and curiouser", I'm not sure that it makes much difference! I wasn't a big fan of the more recent movie adaptation by Tim Burton despite being first in line to watch it at the movies. It seemed darker somehow and a lot of the fun had disappeared. I'll be sticking to the Disney version. Back to the book, I love the way Alice retains her faculties through all her bizarre experiences. She presents as an intelligent, somewhat precocious, child who just wants to make it through the day. She spends so much time trying to make sense of the nonsensical that she almost forgets to enjoy the adventure. All would agree that this is a timeless classic for a bit of fantastical escapism. Personally, I think those who spend time seeking hidden meaning and symbolic parallels with reality are ruining the fun. There should be a collective "OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!" leaving the rest of us to enjoy this masterpiece without too much philosophising. P.S. Why is a raven like a writing desk?

  23. 4 out of 5

    Nina

    It’s been years since I’ve last read this book but it was once again a very enjoyable read! :)

  24. 5 out of 5

    Tracey

    "Curiouser and curioser" said Tracey after reading this as an adult. Everyone knows the story of the little girl who followed a rabbit (who was very late) down a rabbit hole, and found herself in a land of nonsense and strange creatures, like The mad Hatter, who is stuck at a permanent tea party thanks to an argument with time (the person not actual time obviously) and The Cheshire cat , who comes and goes and often only his grin is left floating about. But my absolute favourite is the mock turt "Curiouser and curioser" said Tracey after reading this as an adult. Everyone knows the story of the little girl who followed a rabbit (who was very late) down a rabbit hole, and found herself in a land of nonsense and strange creatures, like The mad Hatter, who is stuck at a permanent tea party thanks to an argument with time (the person not actual time obviously) and The Cheshire cat , who comes and goes and often only his grin is left floating about. But my absolute favourite is the mock turtle, whose schooling included; Reeling and writhing to begin with of course , then different branches of arithmetic, Ambition, distraction, uglification and derision, and of course mystery (ancient and modern) seaography; then once a week an old conger eel taught drawling stretching and fainting in coils. :) Bloody genius, and I can only think of one modern day writer who'd compare and that's Lewis Carroll's literary love child Douglas Adams. On a serous note ?? This book is about the trials and tribulations of growing up, puberty, the feelings I remember of not fitting in, being unsure of the changes in my body, not understanding what was happening or why, confusion about the most simple things. The only character in the whole story who behaves as it would normally is a puppy, who Alice plays with and after a little research I discovered that it was because Carroll had an immense dislike of dogs (he loved cats) and therefore the puppy didn't deserve to be a true wonderland character. So if you've not read this as a grown up, please go rediscover the magic madness and life lessons that are in this wonderful book. As ever one last quote; " How do you know I'm mad ?" said Alice. "You must be" said the cat , "or you wouldn't have come here". 5 *****

  25. 4 out of 5

    Paloma ♛

    Estoy enamorada de esta edición de Alicia en el país de las maravillas. Es absolutamente hermosa, con ilustraciones esplendidas. Amé profundamente haberme introducido en este mundo tan delirante. Es una historia sin una pizca de lógica pero que gracias a eso te hace pasar momentos tremendos, llenos de risas y confusión. La verdad es que hace meses que tengo el libro en mis estanterías pero no me animaba a comenzarlo porque escuché opiniones muy variadas. Nunca vi la película así que tampoco tení Estoy enamorada de esta edición de Alicia en el país de las maravillas. Es absolutamente hermosa, con ilustraciones esplendidas. Amé profundamente haberme introducido en este mundo tan delirante. Es una historia sin una pizca de lógica pero que gracias a eso te hace pasar momentos tremendos, llenos de risas y confusión. La verdad es que hace meses que tengo el libro en mis estanterías pero no me animaba a comenzarlo porque escuché opiniones muy variadas. Nunca vi la película así que tampoco tenía una idea de lo que trata la historia, pero ahora que ya leí el libro no tengo dudas de que quiero ver esa película. Mientras leía me intrigaba qué es lo que iba a suceder a continuación, porque al suceder cosas tan locas nunca llegabas a imaginar concretamente lo que vendría. Esa intriga es justamente lo que me produjo una gran emoción al leerlo. Me encantó de principio a fin.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Emily May

    I'm still not sure whether I think Lewis Carroll created a fantastic piece of fantasy or a great big pile of nonsense. I suspect it's a combination of the two. I like some of Alice's adventures - really, how could I not? - but Wonderland was always leaning a bit towards the negative side of bizarre for me.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Kyriakos Sorokkou

    the author Charles Ludwidge Dodgson to maintain his anonymity and remain immune to criticism came up with his pen name by translating his first two names into Latin 'Carolus Lodovicus' and then anglicising them to 'Lewis Carroll' a perfect example of his love for the playfulness of language, something we notice in every page of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland where a whole array of animals and eccentric characters parade throughout the seemingly non-existing plot. the adventures "Alice was beginni the author Charles Ludwidge Dodgson to maintain his anonymity and remain immune to criticism came up with his pen name by translating his first two names into Latin 'Carolus Lodovicus' and then anglicising them to 'Lewis Carroll' a perfect example of his love for the playfulness of language, something we notice in every page of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland where a whole array of animals and eccentric characters parade throughout the seemingly non-existing plot. the adventures "Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, "and what is the use of a book," thought Alice, "without pictures or conversations?" Alice is bored with reality like every single one of us when she suddenly spots a white rabbit wearing a waistcoat and carrying a pocket-watch. She follows the rabbit into the rabbit hole and then she enters in a fantastical world where everything is quite the opposite from our world. They don't learn reading and writing but reeling and writhing, a catterpillar smokes a hookah sitting on a hallucinogenic mushroom, the Mad Hatter and the March Hare have an eternal tea party, the very ugly duchess has a child transformed into a pig, a constantly angry "Off with her/his head!" Red Queen of Hearts, a constantly greening Cheshire cat "We are all mad here" and many more. the language I'm not going to spoil the plot or if you prefer the experience of reading this book which I believe loses a lot in translation since one of the joys in reading this book is the word play that Carroll was using. Experimenting, dissecting and stretching out the limits of language. Some mentioned Baudrillard's Simulacra and Simulation but I don't want to confuse you or me any more. The dialogues reminded me the non sequitur dialogues from The Theatre of the Absurd i.e. Samuel Beckett, Eugène Ionesco, the characters's appearances and landscapes reminded me a bit of Salvador Dalí's surrealism, and the whole witticism of the book reminded me of Eugene Trivizas's own kind of witticism. I gave this book 4 stars the first time I read it (2010), still a newbie with English language, but now that I'm an expert I give it 5 stars. If you haven't read it, what are you waiting for?? I rarely laugh let alone with Victorian wit but this book made me laugh. That's a serious reason to read this book and of course its sequel!

  28. 4 out of 5

    PorshaJo

    I can't believe I never read this one. I've owned a copy for years but just never got around to it. I've seen many variations of movies/cartoons on it and know the story...but just never read it for myself. It is a wonderful book. So full of imagination and strange, odd things. I have to wonder about Carroll and how the heck he came up with this so long ago. From Oxford to Wonderland, that is quite a jump.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Maria Angelica

    Eu tenho quatro cópias desse livro na minha estante. QUATRO! Só essa semana que eu decidi finalmente lê-lo de verdade. Obviamente que estou um pouco chateada que não curti tanto quanto gostaria. Sim, é divertido se você se imagina como uma criança lendo, mas falta muita coesão na história. Senti que não se conecta muito bem e as coisas acontecem tão rápido que não dá nem tempo de entender o que está acontecendo. Tive que reler alguns capítulos várias vezes. Posso estar falando algo muito polêmico Eu tenho quatro cópias desse livro na minha estante. QUATRO! Só essa semana que eu decidi finalmente lê-lo de verdade. Obviamente que estou um pouco chateada que não curti tanto quanto gostaria. Sim, é divertido se você se imagina como uma criança lendo, mas falta muita coesão na história. Senti que não se conecta muito bem e as coisas acontecem tão rápido que não dá nem tempo de entender o que está acontecendo. Tive que reler alguns capítulos várias vezes. Posso estar falando algo muito polêmico, mas gostei mais do filme animado da Disney por ter transformado esse mundo mágico e bizarro em algo que faz um pouco mais de sentido. Mesmo assim manterei minhas edições maravilhosas na estante. Hehehehehhe.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Raha

    این کتاب برای من یادآور خیلی چیزا بود که فراموششون کرده بودم؛ ضمن اینکه یکی دو تا نکتۀ جدید هم ازش یاد گرفتم نیچه یه جمله ی جالبی داره که گفته : هر روز بیشتر به این واقعیت پی می برم که زندگی را نمی توان تحمل کرد مگر دیوانگی چاشنی آن باشد تو این کتاب یه جایی گربه ی چشایر به آلیس میگه : همه ی ما در اینجا دیوانه هستیم . من دیوانه ام ، تو دیوانه ای آلیس می پرسه : از کجا می دونی که من دیوانه ام!؟ گربه جواب میده که : باید دیوانه باشی ، در غیر این صورت اینجا نمی آمدی

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