From the back of the book:

Weary of her storybook, one "without pictures or conversations," the young and imaginative 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 that master of sublime nonsense, Lewis Carroll. In farcical 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.

I read these for one of my university classes. I have never been able to get into either novel by Carroll, althought this is the second time I have read both of them. I am just going to acknowledge I read them. And open the doors for discussion. What do you guys think of Carroll's works? Have you seen the Disney movie? Have you seen any other movie version of the works?


I've seen several versions of the movies and read a book (I'm not sure it was the acutal Caroll, though). I love Alice and these types of books. Though I have to say Through The Looking Glass, a made for t.v. movie from the early 90's was way better than the Disney version.

There is a movie, that I would have to say is an Alice retelling, that I saw when I was little. Used to rent it all the time. Can't remember what it was. All I remember is someone is sick and these strawberries (?) found on the other side of the mirror will save them. And I seem to remember talking dolls...

I never liked this book or any of Caroll's. I just thought she was on some kind of drug because they are just weird and not in a fun way. LOL

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