The Complete Stories and Poems

The Complete Stories and Poems This commemorative oversized volume of the complete collection of stories and poems of Lewis Carol showcases his ingenious use of word play inverted logic and satire Lewis Carroll was the pen name an

  • Title: The Complete Stories and Poems
  • Author: Lewis Carroll
  • ISBN: 9780517220771
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This commemorative oversized volume of the complete collection of stories and poems of Lewis Carol showcases his ingenious use of word play, inverted logic and satire Lewis Carroll was the pen name and, it could be claimed, the alter ego of the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a mathematician, writer and photographer His creations, especially Alice s Adventures in WonThis commemorative oversized volume of the complete collection of stories and poems of Lewis Carol showcases his ingenious use of word play, inverted logic and satire Lewis Carroll was the pen name and, it could be claimed, the alter ego of the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a mathematician, writer and photographer His creations, especially Alice s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, have been translated into countless languages and are as loved now as they have ever been His neologisms curiouser and curiouser and turns of phrase have forever infiltrated and enriched our language and culture.

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    1. It's a long time since I last read the 'Alice' books, and I was struck by how matter-of-fact they are. Extraordinary things happen, without comment: this seems to me to be the model for all good fantasy, the world should be so well-formed within the writer's imagination that no explanation - or worse, apology - is necessary. I challenge any modern writer to find a more self-confident and outspoken heroine. Nothing checks Alice's sense of herself; she is not troubled by self-doubt, or worried abo [...]

    2. I enjoyed Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, especially as this copy has fantastic replicas of the original drawings. Although the story is so familier, it was nice to actually read it at last. I couldn't get into the Sylvia and Bruno stories at all - I was totally lost after a couple of chapters, so gave up. The poems, word games and acrostics are brilliant and well worth dipping in and out of. In all, a good read, but the classic stories remain the best.

    3. Exhausting, nonsensical, but charming.I presume it's much like having a small child, a little bag of sunshine that makes you smile for no reason, yet infuriates you at the same time for being so bloody nonsensical.Carrol, and his Alice, much like young children in general find (and show us) wonder where otherwise we wouldn't see it.It's definitely a book / collection that everyone needs to read at least once.

    4. I've loved Lewios Carroll from a very early age. Luckily, my parents had the Modern Library complete works, and I devoured it. Alice as a young child and several times thereafter, later Hunting of the Snark, later the puzzles and logic problems.Great stuff!!

    5. Wonderful fancy and imaginative stories fit for anyone and everyone. I finally got a good taste of the literature that so much of modern children's literature and fantasy in general are based on. Very fun and well-written stories and intermingled poetry.

    6. The Alice books are absolutely two of the best books ever written. Sylvie and Bruno, meh. Some of the poetry is too sentimental for me. But the nonsense poems are genius. The Hunting of the Snark is the funniest poem EVER!

    7. i'm pretty sure this is the copy i have, assuming it's the rather large, 10-pound version that has, regrettably, been sitting on my parents' bookshelf for far too long. reading about Tim Burton adapting Alice In Wonderland to film reminded me of the error of my ways.

    8. clever, satirical, well-witted, amusing a wonderful compilation of the known classics by Lewis Carrol, and some lesser known pieces (including mathematics poems, and works of his own, self-proclaimed "nonsense" )

    9. Many think that this is a children's book but if children tried to read it I think they would be very confused. It is an abstract story and very intelligent, so do not base your knowledge of Alice in Wonderland by the disney movie, because it is a lot darker, complicated and better.

    10. This book is a bit hard to follow, but it is totaly random and the characters are so weird. I loved it! They say the guy who wrote this was crazy, and I aggree!

    11. Forget the complete works of Shakespeare (actually, don't - it's great!) this is the omnibus you take to your desert island.

    12. Technically, this book is Nathan's and it's massive. I wanted to reread Alice and will probably carry on reading other works by Carroll that I've never read before. Really perfect bedtime reading.

    13. I'm am currently reading Sylvie and Bruno, and find it enjoyable. Like all of Carrol's other works it is filled with nonsense and entertainment. Hope to the book's sequel just as good.

    14. ONE OF MY ALL-TIME FAVOURITE BOOKS.Caps does not even come close to describing how much I love this collection of stories, poems and riddles.

    15. Again, obsession with Britain! I tried getting through my mirror to Wonderland, but to no avail. Unless I really did succeed and this crazy world is Wonderland.ere's a thought. :)

    16. This a really long book - I feel guilty leaving it on my currently-reading shelf for so long, but it's really a collection of stories to be savored.

    17. Curiouser and curiouser. The great imagination and quirky wit of Lewis Carroll. Follow him down the rabbit hole and discover a world of literary treasures.

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