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  • Lewis Carroll

    Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There is a novel by Lewis Carroll and the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865). Alice again enters a fantastical world, this time by climbing through a mirror into the world that she can see beyond it. There she finds that, just like a reflection, everything is reversed, including logic (running helps you remain stationary, walking away from something brings you towards it, chessmen are alive, nursery rhyme characters exist, etc) Through the Looking-Glass includes such verses as 'Jabberwocky' and 'The Walrus and the Carpenter', and the episode involving Tweedledum and...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?” Through the Looking Glass is the sequel to Lewis Carroll’s Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. This story picks up with Alice in a strange land with nonsensical creatures, puzzling situations, and an extreme amount of whimsy and curiosity. The story follows Alice as she tries to make her way out of the nonsense world, journeying deeper into nonsense in the process. Beloved classic characters from other Alice stories make appearances in this novel, such as the Mad...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    Once again Alice enters into an imaginary world full of nonsense, colour and paradox. This time she enters through a mirror and, as one might expect, everything becomes back to front. She is on a quest to become a Queen in a fantastical game of chess meeting both help and hinderance in a cast of unforgettable characters such as Humpty Dumpty and the White...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    Alice sees the other side of the Looking Glass, and enters another world of whimsical enchantment. She encounters argumentative chessmen, Jabberwocky monsters, Tweedledum and Tweedledee and some very insolent...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    Lewis Carroll's sequel to Alice in Wonderland brilliantly captures a young girl's feelings about growing up in a nonsensical world. Read by internationally acclaimed comedienne and Award-winning narrator Alison Larkin, this delightful, unique recording is followed by Phantasmagoria—a poem about a little ghost who finds himself haunting the wrong...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    This is a whimsical poem that takes the reader on a sailing hunt for the mythical Snark. The Bellman, the Butcher, the Baker, the Beaver and others named and unnamed provide a fast-paced, almost maniacal, romp to find the ellusive Snark. In the reading, you begin to suspect that Dr. Seuss may have found some inspiration from Carroll. The reading is a fast ride of thirty minutes and is suitable for children and adults alike. (Review written by Robert...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1896) is best known for 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'. It is less widely known that he worked as a lecturer for mathematics at Christ Church college, Oxford for 27 years. 'A tangled tale' merges his two talents as storyteller and mathematician. It consists of 10 short humorous stories which present one or more mathematical problems. The 10 'knots' as they are called, were first published in 'The Monthly Packet' magazine between April 1880 and March 1885, where readers were invited to solve the problems, and the solution was discussed in a later issue. (Summary by...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    This is a SoundCraft Audiobooks production - enhanced with music and sound effects - of two of Lewis Carroll's classic tales of nonsense and imagination. Here, brought together in a single volume, are the complete tales of young Alice, a girl who dreams of fantastical lands full of talking rabbits, grinning cats, mad hatters and vengeful queens. An immediate sensation upon its publication, these stories have become two of the most beloved children's stories of all time. Carroll's brilliant and cleverly satiric tales have been adapted countless times, for the stage, the screen and in animated features, and yet...the stories themselves remain the best way to enjoy both of these timeless...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    The novel has two main plots; one set in the real world at the time the book was published (the Victorian era), the other in the fantasy world of Fairyland. While the latter plot is a fairytale with many nonsense elements and poems, similar to Carroll’s Alice books, the story set in Victorian Britain is a social novel, with its characters discussing various concepts and aspects of religion, society, philosophy and morality. This book is the first of two volumes and the two intertwining stories are brought to a close in the second volume, Sylvie and Bruno...read more

  • Chris Emmett

    Here's a collection of children stories that are ideal for travel, voiced by our favourite celebrities. From a fantastic edition of Sinbad the Sailor, read by the brilliant comedian, writer and actor Rik Mayall, to the incredibly captivating Alice in Wonderland, told by the renown Bobby Davro, and many more... This collection includes: Travelling Man (Intro Song by Chris Emmett); The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland (Bobby Davro); Sinbad the Sailor (Rik Mayall); Hansel and Gretel (Lenny Henry); The Hare and the Tortoise (Bobby Davro); Puss in Boots (Tony...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    Featuring some of Lewis Carroll's most famous and best-loved poems - including Jabberwocky and The Hunting of the Snark - as well as lesser-known gems such as Brother and Sister and My Fairy, this production wonderfully illustrates Carroll's fondness for impish satire, verbal wizardry and pure imagination. The selection ranges from pieces written when Carroll was just thirteen to his mature...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    An 1883 selection of Lewis Carroll's satirical and comic verse. The collection ranges from the well-known and well-loved The Hunting Of The Snark, to lesser-known gems such as Phantasmagoria, a tale of the difficulties encountered by an inexperienced phantom in his first domestic haunting, and HiawathaÕs Photographing, a brilliant satire of Longfellow's The Song of...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    Just when you thought it was safe to make a daisy chain on a boring day, the White Rabbit runs by and changes your day. Based on Lewis Carroll's classic book, join Alice as she falls down the rabbit hole and meets all sorts of whimsical characters. All of your favorites are here in this all-new 2 disc radio...read more

  • Frances Hodgson Burnett

    William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. This curated collection of children’s classics will take you on a journey through the bizarre world of Wonderland, into a long undiscovered secret garden, and finally into the enchanted fairytale world of The Brother’s Grimm. These classic children’s stories are read by actress and author, Jane Asher; Shakespearean actor Sir Michael Horden; and...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    Beatrice Lillie, Boris Karloff and Cyril Ritchard amongst others read Lewis Carroll's finest poetry including Jabberwocky, The Hunting of the Snark and The Mock Turtle's...read more

  • Jalaluddin Rumi

    Poetry is often cited as our greatest use of words. The English language has well over a million of them and poets down the ages seem, at times, to make use of every single one. But often they use them in simple ways to describe anything and everything from landscapes to all aspects of the human condition. Poems can evoke within us an individual response that takes us by surprise; that opens our ears and eyes to very personal feelings.Forget the idea of classic poetry being somehow dull and boring and best kept to children’s textbooks. It still has life, vibrancy and relevance to our lives today. Where to start? How to do that? Poetry can be difficult. We’ve put together some very...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    11-year-old actor Eden Giuliano presents a brand new line of exciting children's stories from Icon! This is the handwritten book that Carroll wrote for private use before being urged to develop it later into Alice in Wonderland. It was generously illustrated by Carrol and meant to entertain his family and friends. When a sick child in a hospital enjoyed it so much, the mother wrote him saying it had distracted her for a bit from her pain and led eventually to Carroll expanding the story. The Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson and the Reverend Robinson Duckworth rowed in a boat, on 4 July 1862, up the Isis with the three young daughters of Henry Liddell, (the Vice-Chancellor of Oxford...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    The Nursery 'Alice' (1890) is a shortened version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) by Lewis Carroll adapted by the author himself for children 'from nought to five'. It includes 20 of John Tenniel's illustrations from the original book coloured, enlarged and, in some cases, revised. It was first published in 1890 by Macmillan, 25 years after the original Alice, and featured a new illustrated cover by E. Gertrude Thomson, who was a good friend of Dodgson. The work is not merely a shortened and simplified version, along the lines of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland retold in words of one syllable. It is written as though the story is being read aloud by someone who is also...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    Nonsense Verse. Each of us has giggled uncontrollably as a child or adult at some silly nothing, some play on words, some nonsense that, for a moment at least, makes the world seem genuinely funny if a little mad. In this volume of Nonsense verse you'll find many favourites to take you back to the time and place where most things are a little upside down or back to front including favourites from Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll and quite a few others to giggle along...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

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