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Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, Original
Version

by Lewis Carroll

With fifty Illustrations by John Tenniel

Foreword by Sam Sloan

Alas, poor Alice, she has suffered so much! She gets no credit. Her
elder sister, also named Alice, gets credit for everything. First,
they took away all her best characters. “Alice in Wonderland” is
credited with providing Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Jabberwocky,
the Walrus and the Carpenter, the Garden of Live Flowers and many
more. These all are characters in Alice Through the Looking Glass. Why
should her ungrateful elder sister in Wonderland take credit for them?

Worse than that, Alice Through the Looking Glass, like so many younger
sisters, gets the hand me downs. Whereas Alice in Wonderland got to
romp with the Mad Hatter and the March Hare, by the time Alice in the
Looking Glass gets to see the Mad Hatter, the poor fellow is in chains
in jail for a crime he has not yet committed.

But the worst indignity was yet to come, because not only was poor
Alice in the Looking Glass almost completely forgotten, but those who
finally remembered her insist on trying to “improve” her. They change
her style of dress to something more hip or mod, they change her hair
style and color and they completely make her over.

Never mind that the original Alice was good enough.

To try make up all these indignities, this edition of “Through the
Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There” is exactly like the
Original Version. Every word is the same. Not one word has been added
or subtracted. The pagination is the same. All 50 famous drawings by
John Tenniel have been restored just like they originally were.

Strange as it may seem, there does not appear to be another original
version of “Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There”
available anywhere else. Every other copy we have found has new
drawings of Alice or few if any drawings at all and often makes
changes in the story.

The drawings are almost as important as the story line itself. Who can
forget the fabulous drawings by John Tenniel of Alice talking to a
Caterpillar smoking hookah? Why try to improve on them?

We hope that you enjoy this volume, as you finally get to meet the
real Alice.

We must thank the University of Michigan for making available an
original of this extremely rare and valuable work.

Sam Sloan
New York NY
March 12, 2010

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/boo...SBN=4871873048

http://www.amazon.com/dp/4871873048
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On Mar 12, 3:53*pm, samsloan wrote:
Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, Original
Version

by Lewis Carroll

With fifty Illustrations by John Tenniel

Foreword by Sam Sloan

Alas, poor Alice, she has suffered so much! She gets no credit. Her
elder sister, also named Alice, gets credit for everything. First,
they took away all her best characters. “Alice in Wonderland” is
credited with providing Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Jabberwocky,
the Walrus and the Carpenter, the Garden of Live Flowers and many
more. These all are characters in Alice Through the Looking Glass. Why
should her ungrateful elder sister in Wonderland take credit for them?

Worse than that, Alice Through the Looking Glass, like so many younger
sisters, gets the hand me downs. Whereas Alice in Wonderland got to
romp with the Mad Hatter and the March Hare, by the time Alice in the
Looking Glass gets to see the Mad Hatter, the poor fellow is in chains
in jail for a crime he has not yet committed.

But the worst indignity was yet to come, because not only was poor
Alice in the Looking Glass almost completely forgotten, but those who
finally remembered her insist on trying to “improve” her. They change
her style of dress to something more hip or mod, they change her hair
style and color and they completely make her over.

Never mind that the original Alice was good enough.

To try make up all these indignities, this edition of “Through the
Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There” is exactly like the
Original Version. Every word is the same. Not one word has been added
or subtracted. The pagination is the same. All 50 famous drawings by
John Tenniel have been restored just like they originally were.

Strange as it may seem, there does not appear to be another original
version of “Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There”
available anywhere else. Every other copy we have found has new
drawings of Alice or few if any drawings at all and often makes
changes in the story.

The drawings are almost as important as the story line itself. Who can
forget the fabulous drawings by John Tenniel of Alice talking to a
Caterpillar smoking hookah? Why try to improve on them?

We hope that you enjoy this volume, as you finally get to meet the
real Alice.

We must thank the University of Michigan for making available an
original of this extremely rare and valuable work.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Sam Sloan
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * New York NY
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * March 12, 2010

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/boo....asp?ISBN=4871....

http://www.amazon.com/dp/4871873048


You commit the same error as Professor Rabkin. This is an astrological
series of events, just as in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. To not
perceive same is to miss all; it does not matter whether you
personally 'believe' in this astrological series, or not - but to
note, or not note, the author did, is all to the point.

Phil Innes
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On Mar 14, 4:20*pm, ChessFire wrote:
On Mar 12, 3:53*pm, samsloan wrote:
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Sam Sloan
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * New York NY
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * March 12, 2010


http://search.barnesandnoble.com/boo...SBN=4871873048

http://www.amazon.com/dp/4871873048

You commit the same error as Professor Rabkin. This is an astrological
series of events, just as in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. To not
perceive same is to miss all; it does not matter whether you
personally 'believe' in this astrological series, or not - but to
note, or not note, the author did, is all to the point.

Phil Innes


If it is not too much to ask, could you please explain what you just
wrote?

Sam Sloan
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ChessFire wrote:

On Mar 12, 3:53 pm, samsloan wrote:
Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, Original
Version

by Lewis Carroll

With fifty Illustrations by John Tenniel

..
Sam Sloan
New York NY
March 12, 2010

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/boo....asp?ISBN=4871...

http://www.amazon.com/dp/4871873048


You commit the same error as Professor Rabkin. This is an astrological
series of events, just as in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. To not
perceive same is to miss all; it does not matter whether you
personally 'believe' in this astrological series, or not - but to
note, or not note, the author did, is all to the point.


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