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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, a children's classic, is sophisticated enough and rich enough in symbolism to be appreciated by adults. In fact, both adults and children have for generations reveled in the word play, inverted logic, and the delightful farce that defines all of Lewis Carroll's works.
Interest Level: Primary/Middle School
Reading Grade Level: 4th-6th
Lexile Level: 890L
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Source of legend and lyric, reference and conjecture, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is for most children pure pleasure in prose. While adults try to decipher Lewis Carroll's putative use of complex mathematical codes in the text, or debate his alleged use of opium, young readers simply dive with Alice through the rabbit hole, pursuing "The dream-child moving through a land / Of wonders wild and new." There they encounter the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts, the Mock Turtle, and the Mad Hatter, among a multitude of other characters--extinct, fantastical, and commonplace creatures. Alice journeys through this Wonderland, trying to fathom the meaning of her strange experiences. But they turn out to be "curiouser and curiouser," seemingly without moral or sense.
For more than 130 years, children have reveled in the delightfully non-moralistic, non-educational virtues of this classic. In fact, at every turn, Alice's new companions scoff at her traditional education. The Mock Turtle, for example, remarks that he took the "regular course" in school: Reeling, Writhing, and branches of Arithmetic-Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision. Carroll believed John Tenniel's illustrations were as important as his text. Naturally, Carroll's instincts were good; the masterful drawings are inextricably tied to the well-loved story. (All ages) --Emilie CoulterFrom the Publisher:
The Broadview Literary Texts series is an effort to represent the ever-changing canon of literature in English by bringing together texts long regarded as classics with valuable, though lesser-known literature.
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Book Description Thorndike Press, 2003. Book Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. N/A. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP78268654
Book Description Thorndike Press, 2003. Book Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP81479248