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After a tumble down the rabbit hole, Alice finds herself far away from home in the absurd world of Wonderland. As mind-bending as it is delightful, Lewis Carroll’s 1865 novel is pure magic for young and old alike.
Kindle Edition, 96 pages
Published May 1st 1997 by Public Domain Books (first published July 4th 1865)
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Butterfly_Wings8 No it doesn't but there's a separate edition for "Through the Looking Glass"
Liana I got a copy from Amazon UK and it's in English. I haven't been able to find the German one.

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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
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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!
emma
THIS IS MY FAVORITE BOOK.

No qualifier. No excuse. No “one of my favorites.” This one is it, y’all.

http://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
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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
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Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
Rating: 4.5
Miranda Reads
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
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
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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
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Val ⚓️
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.
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
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J.L.   Sutton
May 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Leo .
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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!!!👍🐯
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

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Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.

Now, here, you see, it takes al
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Irena
Nov 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-reads
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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.

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Everlasting quotes are the reason this book is classic, and I love them all!

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I have always wondered what inspir
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Luca Ambrosino
Oct 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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

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Mohammed Arabey
Mar 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 العجائب
ثم كتبها، كعالم سحري ارتجالي، لامنطقي ولامعقول..لكنه ملئ بالرموز والنقد والسخرية

أليس يا فتاة تحبُ الجميع ، ونورَ الحياةِ وزهر الربيع
ليصير جزء من طفولة كل اطفال العالم طوال 152 عاما ومازال مستمرا

خذينا وطيري.. لدنيا الأثيرِ ، إلى رحلةٍ حلوةٍ ممتعة
وربما يتذكر جيل الثمانينات ذلك الكارتون الياباني المبني علي الرواية ..
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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
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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 ...more
Stacy
Mar 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Amelia
Feb 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I did enjoy reading this book.
If you would like a full review let me know!
karen
Aug 01, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
these are my favorite illustrations for alice...
Natalie Vellacott
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens
“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
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Nina
It’s been years since I’ve last read this book but it was once again a very enjoyable read! :)
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
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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.

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the adventures
"Alice was beginni
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Paloma ♛
Oct 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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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.
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
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Puck
“I can’t explain myself, I’m afraid, sir,’ said Alice, ‘because I’m not myself, you see.”

Reading this was a lot more fun that I thought! A lot of scenes reminded me of the Disney movie, but that wasn’t a problem – although I missed the singing flowers – both the movie and the book tell a great whimsical and silly story. The ending was a bit meh, but I liked how Alice stood her ground admits all the craziness and the characters of Wonderland.

Definitely an amusing children’s classic worth read
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Raha
Dec 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, fantasy
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

Kayla
Apr 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Stars.

I Loved it! No wonder it's such a popular choice and so highly talked about! It's fun, whimsical, quirky and just an all around delightful read. It just made me feel good and happy like talking to an old friend. There is no disputing that this belongs in the GREAT Classics category! Believe the hype!
Cri (PaperbacksandPizza)
English/Italiano

First of all, I have to say I am not a native english speaker so, please, I prefer to not be attacked, if I made any mistakes. Instead of do that, it would be nice if you corrected me, thank you :)


This was my first buddy read EVER and I’m glad I had it with Cordelianne!


WARNING: this review contains a very unpopular opinion, so read at your risk. You may find some ranting parts and a lot of disappointment.


Seriously, I shall ask you to respect my opinion because everyone no one

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The Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by the pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican clergyman and photographer.

His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass as well as the poems "The Hunting of the Snark" and "Jabberwocky", all considered to be within the genre of literary nonsense.

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