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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
by Louis Carroll | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingDEESSEwing of Erstein, Alsace France on 7/26/2004
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by DEESSE): travelling


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1 journaler for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingDEESSEwing from Erstein, Alsace France on Monday, July 26, 2004

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From the back cover:

Weary of her storybook, one "without pictures or conversations", the young and imaginitive Alice follows a hasty hare underground - to come face-to-face with some of the strangest adventures and most fantastic characters in all of literature. The Ugly Duchess, the Mad Hatter, the weeping Mock Turtle, the diabolical Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat - each more eccentric than the last - could only have come from the master of sublime nonsense, Lewis Carroll. In penning this brilliant burlesque of children's literature, this farcial satire of rigid Victorian society, this arresting parody of the fears, anxieties, and complexities of growing up, Carroll was one of the few adult writers to enter successfully the children's world of make-believe, where the impossible becomes possible, the unreal real, and where the heights of adventure are limited only by the depths of imagination. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingDEESSEwing at Erstein, Alsace France on Monday, August 12, 2013

8 out of 10

I finally read this book for the "First Unofficial Bookcrossing Olympics", event "Discus", where one has to throw away the book that has been on your shelf the longest.

It's definitely what you call "a classic", a nice read for children and grown-ups who like weird stories, word play and stories full of imagination.

It says on the back cover that it is "(a) (...) farcical satire of rigid Victorian society", and it's quite true, all these remarks about curtseying, introducing, manners and talking / keeping up a conversation... quite funny, seen from nowaday's point of view!

The introduction explains a bit about Lewis Carroll's life and how he said he came up with these stories. (I preferred "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" to "Through the Looking-Glass").

I thought team France would definitely win the "Discus" event with this book (registered in July 2004!), but team Yorkshire managed to come up with one that was registered in March 2004.
Anyway, will enter it for "Discus" soon.
 


Journal Entry 3 by wingDEESSEwing at Bücherschrank "Bücherwurm" auf dem Marktplatz in Kehl, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Friday, August 23, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (8/23/2013 UTC) at Bücherschrank "Bücherwurm" auf dem Marktplatz in Kehl, Baden-Württemberg Germany

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Lieber Finder!

Dieses Buch nimmt für das Team France an den "Ersten inoffiziellen Bookcrossing Olympischen Spielen" teil.
Bitte mach einen Journal Entry (das geht auch anonym) und lass uns wissen, dass das Buch bei dir in guten Händen ist - dann bekommen wir einen Punkt!

Danach kannst du mit dem Buch machen, was du willst - am besten natürlich lesen (oder auch nicht ;-) ) und dann weiterreisen lassen!
Wenn du wissen willst, wohin das Buch noch so alles reist, melde dich doch einfach bei Bookcrossing an. Es würde mich auch sehr freuen, wenn du mich (DEESSE) in dem entsprechenden Feld eingeben würdest.
Als angemeldeter Bookcrosser erhältst du eine E-Mail, sobald das Buch wieder "gefangen" wurde.
Das Ganze kostet nichts, ist absolut anonym (die anderen sehen nur deinen Screen-Namen) und macht einen Riesenspaß! 


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