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  • Lewis Carroll

    On an ordinary summer's afternoon, Alice tumbles down a hole and an extraordinary adventure begins. In a strange world with even stranger characters, she meets a rabbit with a pocket watch, joins a Mad Hatter's Tea Party, and plays croquet with the Queen! Lost in this fantasy land, Alice finds herself growing more and more curious by the minute . ....read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    Alice Through the LookingGlass, and What Alice Found There is a marvellous piece of children's literature by Lewis Carroll. It is also marvellous entertainment for adults. The sequel to the yet more famous Alice in Wonderland makes no reference to the earlier work yet displays an equally vivid imagination, opening indoors on a snowy, wintry night exactly six months later, on November 4 (the day before Guy Fawkes Night). As the story progresses, with Jane Asher as Alice, the world becomes quite...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

  • Lord Alfred Tennyson

    Cricket. A Sport In Verse. As the Sun lengthens its days to Summer so a sport begins to dominate the thoughts and actions of many people. This game so encapsulated of village greens, of evening song, of Middle England is now spread far across the world. From the marathon of a 5 day test to the razzle dazzle excitement of 20 Twenty it captures many things; the comforting sound of willow on leather, the slow raised hand of an umpire, the arcane rules and frequent breaks for tea and other necessities sill conjure up the image of a bygone world even though its own is now global TV, night matches and Hawk Eye cameras. In this volume poets throughout the ages share the agony, the ecstasy and...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    When seven year old Alice cannot resist following an unusual rabbit down a hole, she enters the dream like world of Wonderland. Here, everything is extraordinary - rabbits talk, cats materalise from nowhere, babies turn into pigs, and even Alice herself changes at times. Furthermore, an entire magisterial court, led by the King Of Hearts, proves to be nothing but a pack of cards. However, Alice, a courageous and polite heroine, overcomes all the obstacles presented to her in the bizarre world in which she finds herself. 1. UPS AND DOWNS. Sitting sleepily with her sister on a riverbank, Alice sees a White Rabbit in a waistcoat run past. Intrigued, she follows it down a hole. She wanders...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    A delightful version of Alice's Adventures following that scurrying Rabbit with the watch that is shortened for the enjoyment of younger children. She meets all of the strange talking animals (and they are just as rude or silly as usual) and eats and drinks from all of the bottles and grows and shrinks alarmingly just like in the longer version. Enjoy. (Summary by the reader, Phil...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    The Hunting of the Snark is a long nonsense poem by Lewis Carroll describing the adventures of ten weirdly assorted characters as they pursue an elusive creature known as a snark. (Summary by Shawn Craig...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    LibriVox volunteers bring you 18 different recordings of You are Old, Father William by Lewis Carroll. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of July 20th,...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

    LibriVox volunteers bring you 23 different recordings of Alice Pleasance Liddell by Lewis Carroll. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of June 17th,...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    Jessie Pope was an extremely patriotic English poet, writer and journalist, who remains best known for her patriotic motivational poems published during World War I. This poem is from Paper Pellets (1907), an anthology of humorous verse.(Summary from...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    From master anthologist Ellen Datlow comes an all-original of weird tales inspired by the strangeness of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There. Between the hallucinogenic, weird, imaginative wordplay and the brilliant mathematical puzzles and social satire, Alice has been read, enjoyed, and savored by every generation since its publication. Datlow asked eighteen of the most brilliant and acclaimed writers working today to dream up stories inspired by all the strange events and surreal characters found in Wonderland. Mad Hatters and March Hares features stories and poems from Seanan McGuire, Jane Yolen, Catherynne M....read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world (Wonderland) populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as children. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre, and its narrative course and structure, characters and imagery have been enormously influential in both popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    In 1865, Lewis Carroll won the hearts of children around the world with a wondrous story of a disappearing cat, a mad tea party, and a croquet-playing Queen of Hearts. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland quickly became a beloved classic of children's literature, and fans wrote thousands of letters to Lewis Carroll asking him to write a sequel to this magical book. The result was Through the Looking Glass, a timeless tale that has captivated generations with its unforgettable blend of laughter, magic and mischief. On a snowy winter day when it's too cold to play outside, Alice begins a game of make-believe inside her house. But make-believe soon becomes real when Alice steps through a...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland began as a story told by Englishman Charles Ludwidge Johnson to three children in a boat, one of which was called Alice and enjoyed it so much she asked him to write it down for her. He did so, under the pseudonym of Lewis Carroll. He was thus releasing a strikingly tale of fantasy, games with logic, and a wildly original play on narrative structure. Today, Alice in Wonderland is the sixth-best-selling single-volume book of all time, and its imagery has had an enormous influence on popular culture and literature. Dive in the original rabbit hole, as told by the entrancing voice of Katie...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    La curiosidad de Alicia la llevará a perseguir un conejo por el bosque hasta caer por una profunda conejera a un sitio en el centro de la tierra, descubriendo un submundo mágico, repleto de personajes excéntricos. El genial Lewis Carroll crea un universo maravilloso, que será atravesado por la niña con toda su...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    "Jabberwocky" is one of the most well-known nonsense poems in the English language. Though full of playful made-up words like "brillig," "mimsy," and frumious," the poem still tells a story. A young warrior faces up against the fearsome Jabberwock, armed with a "vorpal blade," and comes out triumphant: "O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!" This poem first appeared in the middle of Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, Carroll's follow-up to the well-beloved children's classic Alice's Adventures in...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    This poem describes a battle with a fearsome beast called “The Jabberwock” and is considered to be one of the greatest nonsense poems written in the English language. The poem is included in Lewis Carroll’s 1871 novel Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. In an early scene in that novel, Alice discovers a book that is written backwards. Realizing that she’s in the inverted “looking-glass land,” she holds the book up to a mirror and is able to read the poem “Jabberwocky,” but she finds it to be just as nonsensical and perplexing as the world around...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    Based on the classic tale by Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland: The Mad Hatter's Tea Party takes Alice on a further adventure in Wonderland, where she meets the Mad Hatter and the March Hare, the King and Queen, and the other main characters from the original story. The text is a modern re-telling, making the story appropriate for young children, giving them a delightful introduction to this iconic childhood classic. Read beautifully by Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt, this is a sequel to Eric Puybaret's delightful Alice in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    Lewis Carroll's Wonderland characters are as fresh and engaging as the day he dreamt them up. Here, for young readers, is a glorious introduction to Alice's magical universe from bestselling illustrator Eric Puybaret. Puybaret's rich, jewel-like illustrations perfectly capture the wit and whimsy of Wonderland, while the elegantly simplified text retains Carroll's most memorable lines, such as 'Curiouser and curiouser' and 'Oh dear, oh dear, I shall be too late'. Fresh, modern and gloriously colourful, this is an enchanting first step down the rabbit hole and into the world of...read more