Through the Looking Glass and
What Alice found There!
Illustrated by Michelle Wiggins
Through the Looking-Glass, and
What Alice Found There (1871) is a work of children's
literature by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
It is the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865).
Although it makes no reference to the events in
the earlier book, the themes and settings of
Through the Looking-Glass make it a kind of mirror
image of Wonderland The first book begins outdoors,
in the warm month of May, on Alice's birthday (May 4)
Huses frequent changes in size as a plot device,
also drawing on the imagery of playing cards
The second opens indoors on a snowy, wintry night
exactly six months later, on November 4
(the day before Guy Fawkes Night) It uses frequent
changes in time and spatial directions as a plot device,
and draws on the imagery of chess.
In it, there are many mirror themes, including
opposites, time running backwards, and so on.
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