Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
|Author:||Lewis Carroll; John Tenniel (Illustrator)|
Lewis Carroll, was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon, and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, which includes the poem "Jabberwocky," and the poem The Hunting of the Snark - all examples of the genre of literary nonsense. He is noted for his facility at word play, logic and fantasy. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is an 1865 fantasy novel. 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. Through the Looking-Glass (1871) is the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865). Set some six months later than the earlier book, Alice again enters a fantastical world, this time by climbing through a mirror into the world that she can see beyond it. Through the Looking-Glass includes such celebrated verses as "Jabberwocky" and "The Walrus and the Carpenter," and the episode involving Tweedledum and Tweedledee.
Lewis Carroll was an English Mathematician, logician and author, most famous for his contributions to the genre of literary nonsense. His novels Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, as well as his poems The Jabberwocky and Hunting the Snark have proved extremely popular, and have embedded themselves in modern cultural consciousness in Britain and abroad.