Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Author: Lewis Carroll

Publisher: N.A


Category: Children's stories

Page: 200

View: 5460

In the most renowned novel by English author Lewis Carroll, restless young Alice literally stumbles into adventure when she follows the hurried, time-obsessed White Rabbit down a hole and into a fantastical realm where animals are quite verbose, logic is in short supply, and royalty tends to be exceedingly unpleasant. Each playfully engaging chapter presents absurd scenarios involving an unforgettable cast of characters, including the grinning Cheshire Cat and the short-tempered Queen of Hearts, and every stop on Alice's peculiar journey is marked by sharp social satire and wondrously witty wordplay.


Author: Christina Stein

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3733649311

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8294

Sie machen eine Reise ins Paradies. Und landen in der Hölle auf Erden. Thailand. Sonne, Palmen, eine Villa direkt am Strand. Der perfekte Urlaub! Doch als Lizzy am Morgen nach einer Strandparty aufwacht, ist sie gefangen. Mitten im Dschungel, mit ihren besten Freunden – und mit Jacob. Jacob, den keiner von ihnen richtig kennt, und der sie auf diese verdammte Strandparty eingeladen hat. Nur wegen ihm sind sie in einem Reality Game gelandet, in dem es nur schwarz oder weiß gibt, verlieren oder gewinnen, opfern oder geopfert werden. Wer sind die Player in diesem Spiel? Was haben sie vor? Und welche Rolle spielt eigentlich Jacob? Lizzy hat keine Ahnung. Sie weiß auch nicht, wie lange sie ohne ihre Herzmedikamente überleben kann. Sie weiß nur eines: Die Gruppe muss bis morgen entscheiden, wer von ihnen das nächste Opfer sein wird ... ›Wonderland‹ ist ein atemlos spannender und beängstigend realistischer Thriller über menschliche Abgründe und das Einzige, was uns davor retten kann: Liebe und Freundschaft.

A Day's Adventure in Math Wonderland

Author: J. Akiyama,Mari-Jo P. Ruiz

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812814779

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 3473

Math Wonderland is a museum of interactive mathematical models in Hokkaido, Japan, founded by one of the authors, Jin Akiyama, in 2003. The models in Wonderland, many of which have been exhibited all over Japan and in cities around the world, are meant to help children and young adults discover and experience the wonders of mathematics. This book is centered around the experiences of three fictional middle-school students during a visit to Wonderland. They spend a day in Wonderland, handling the interactive models and participating in the activities offered there. At the end of the day, they leave with a genuine appreciation of mathematics gained from witnessing its beauty, applicability and inevitability. The book is an important contribution to the genre because it presents mathematics and models that have never before appeared in books in the same category: reversible solids, plane tiling with developments of tetrahedrons, and double-packable solids, which are derived from the authors'' own research papers published in mathematics journals. It is designed to entertain, inform and even teach some mathematics. Although it is targeted at young adults, parents and teachers may learn something from the book as well. Chapter 1: Fat Triangles & Flattened Bagels (1,962 KB). Contents: Math is Fun?; Fat Triangles and Flattened Bagels; Cool Curves; A Roomful of Right Triangles; Math in Music; Pachinko Math; GCF-LCM Machine; Baumkuchen, Spaghetti and Watermelon; Automat(h); A Slice of a Cone; Paper Twists; Fold and Cut; Jigsaws from Tetrahedrons; Single and Double Duty Solids; Reversible Solids. Readership: Secondary-school students, math teachers and parents.

Robert B. Parker's Wonderland

Author: Ace Atkins

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101621222

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6627

Old friends. Small favors. Bitter rivals. Stirred together, it all makes for one explosive cocktail in this New York Times bestselling thriller that has Spenser feeling the heat... Henry Cimoli and Spenser have been friends for years, yet the old boxing trainer has never asked the private eye for a favor. Until now. A developer is trying to buy up Henry's condo on Revere Beach—with a push from local thugs. Soon Spenser and his apprentice, Zebulon Sixkill, are on the trail of a mysterious woman, a megalomaniacal Las Vegas kingpin, and a shady plan to turn a chunk of land north of Boston into a sprawling casino. As alliances shift and twisted dreams surface, the Boston political machine looks to end Spenser's investigation one way or another—and once and for all.


Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0307549615

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 383

Joyce Carol Oates’s Wonderland Quartet comprises four remarkable novels that explore social class in America and the inner lives of young Americans. Spanning from the Great Depression to the turbulent Vietnam War era, Wonderland is the epic account of Jesse Vogel, a boy who emerged from a family tragedy with his life spared but his world torn apart. Orphaned after watching his father murder his entire family, Jesse embarks on a personal odyssey that takes him from a Dickensian foster home to college and graduate school to the pinnacle of the medical profession. As an adult, Jesse must summon the strength to reach across the “generation gap” and rescue his endangered teenaged daughter, who has fallen into the drug-infused 1960s counterculture. Hailed by Library Journal as “the greatest of Oates’s novels,” Wonderland is the capstone of a magnificent literary excursion that plunges beneath the glossy surface of American life. Wonderland is the final novel in Joyce Carol Oates’s Wonderland Quartet. The books that complete this acclaimed series, A Garden of Earthly Delights, Expensive People, and them, are also available from the Modern Library.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Second Edition

Author: Lewis Carroll

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770480681

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 344

View: 5665

First published in 1865, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland began as a story told to Alice Liddell and her two sisters on a boating trip in July 1862. The novel follows Alice down a rabbit-hole and into a world of strange and wonderful characters who constantly turn everything upside down with their mind-boggling logic, word play, and fantastic parodies. Like the first, this second edition includes Carroll’s earlier story Alice’s Adventures Under Ground, which allows readers to trace the revisions and to compare Carroll’s own illustrations in the original with the famous John Tenniel illustrations for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. This edition also includes new appendix material: George MacDonald writing on the fantastic, the eighteenth-century children’s story Goody Two-Shoes, a section on film and television adaptations of Alice, and new illustrations.


A Novel

Author: Barbara O'Connor

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 0374310610

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 6243

From Barbara O'Connor, the beloved author of Wish, comes a big-hearted story about the meaning of friendship, the challenges of growing up, and one lovable runaway dog. Mavis Jeeter is fearless and bold, but she has never lived in one place long enough to have a real best friend. Her flighty mother has uprooted them again to another new home and taken a job as a housekeeper for the Tully family. Mavis wants this home to be permanent—which means finding herself a best friend. Rose Tully is a worrier who feels like she doesn’t quite fit in with the other girls in her neighborhood. Her closest friend is Mr. Duffy, but he hasn’t been himself since his dog died. Rose may have to break a few of her mother’s many rules to help Mr. Duffy—and find someone who really understands her. Henry has run away from home, but he craves kindness and comfort—and doesn’t know where to look for them. When Mavis and Rose hatch a scheme to find Mr. Duffy a new dog, their lives and Henry’s intersect—and they all come to find friendship in places they never expected.

Wonderland, Band 4 - Geschichten aus dem Wunderland

Author: Raven Gregory,Daniel Leister

Publisher: Panini

ISBN: 3957832314

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 106

View: 5598

DER ALBTRAUM GEHT WEITER! Statt des wundervollen Wunderlands, das Lewis Carroll einst für Alice entworfen hat, ist dieses Wunderland das pervertierte Zerrbild der Realität, ein Hort des Wahnsinns und des Bösen. Im neuen Band werden einige der Schlüsselfiguren des Wunderlands genauer unter die Lupe genommen: Alice, die Herzkönigin und der verrückte Hutmacher. Zu erwarten sind haarsträubende Geschichten zwischen Horror-Albtraum und Splatter-Wahnsinn!

Prisoner of Wonderland

An ESL Misadventure

Author: Jane Keeler


ISBN: 1411618017

Category: English teachers

Page: 69

View: 5971

Jane and Melissa were recent college graduates, uncertain of what their futures would hold. While their friends and classmates accepted mundane jobs in the business world, Jane and Melissa searched for something a little more interesting ' after all, they wanted excitement and adventure, not a future trapped within the close confines of a cubicle. The friends were excited to land seemingly exotic positions teaching English as a Second Language, or ESL, at a small private school in Daegu, South Korea. They set out on their journey in high spirits, expecting to have the experience of a lifetime... only to have their adventure turn into a misadventure when they became Prisoners of Wonderland.


Author: Beth Steel

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571321380

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 2270

The Midlands, 1984. Two young lads are about to learn what it is to be a miner, to be accepted into the close camaraderie and initiated into a unique workplace where sweat, toil, collapsing roofs and explosions are all to be met with bawdy humour. London, 1984. A conflicted Tory MP, a brash American CEO and an eccentric maverick are the face of a radical Conservative government preparing to do battle with the most powerful workforce, the miners. As the two sides clash, the miners fight for their livelihoods and families, and the government for its vision of a free Britain. Together they change the fabric of the nation forever. Wonderland by Beth Steel premiered at the Hampstead Theatre, London, in June 2014.


The Zen of Alice

Author: Daniel Silberberg

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1888375957

Category: Religion

Page: 120

View: 9387

An introduction to Zen Buddhism uses the characters and situations found in Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" to explore how human beings perceive the world and the nature of reality.


A Year in the Life of an American High School

Author: Michael Bamberger

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 1555845983

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 3113

Pennsbury High School would be like any other were it not for one thing: its prom. Its spring dance is considered to be one of this country's best legacies. Wonderland is the inspiring true story of a dance floor and the kids who fill it: a tale of hope, sex, love, and loss. For one year, the students, parents, and teachers of Pennsbury invited Michael Bamberger, a senior writer for Sports Illustrated, into their classrooms, their homes, their parties, and their dreams. He discovered an extraordinary and disparate group of everyday teenagers whose stories were touching, odd, funny, and beautiful. In Wonderland, lives intersect in unpredictable ways and are never what they appear to be. The star quarterback hides the pain of not knowing where his father is. A student with cerebral palsy is desperate to learn to tie Eagle Scout knots, despite a useless left hand. And then there is Bob Costa, who dreams of bringing glory to the school by convincing John Mayer, whose song "Your Body Is a Wonderland" is an anthem for the students, to perform at the prom. Critically acclaimed in hardcover, Wonderland is published in paperback with a new afterword by the author.

Men in Wonderland

The Lost Girlhood of the Victorian Gentleman

Author: Catherine Robson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691187703

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

View: 9842

Fascination with little girls pervaded Victorian culture. For many, girls represented the true essence of childhood or bygone times of innocence; but for middle-class men, especially writers, the interest ran much deeper. In Men in Wonderland, Catherine Robson explores the ways in which various nineteenth-century British male authors constructed girlhood, and analyzes the nature of their investment in the figure of the girl. In so doing, she reveals the link between the idealization of little girls and a widespread fantasy of male development--a myth suggesting that men become masculine only after an initial feminine stage, lived out in the protective environment of the nursery. Little girls, argues Robson, thus offer an adult male the best opportunity to reconnect with his own lost self. Tracing the beginnings of this myth in the writings of Romantics Wordsworth and De Quincey, Robson identifies the consolidation of this paradigm in numerous Victorian artifacts, ranging from literary works by Dickens and Barrett Browning, to paintings by Frith and Millais, to reports of the Royal Commission on Children's Employment. She analyzes Ruskin and Carroll's "high noon" of girl worship and investigates the destruction of the fantasy in the closing decades of the century, when social concerns about the working girl sexualized the image of young females. Men in Wonderland contributes to a growing interest in the nineteenth century's construction of childhood, sexuality, and masculinity, and illuminates their complex interconnections with a startlingly different light. Not only does it complicate the narratives of pedophilic desire that are generally used to explain figures like Ruskin and Carroll, but it offers a new understanding of the Victorian era's obsession with loss, its rampant sentimentality, and its intense valorization of the little girl at the expense of mature femininity.

Artist of Wonderland

The Life, Political Cartoons, and Illustrations of Tenniel

Author: Frankie Morris,Sir John Tenniel

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813923437

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 405

View: 9831

Best known today as the illustrator for Lewis Carroll's Alice books, John Tenniel was the Victorian era's chief political cartoonist. This extensively illustrated book is the first to draw almost exclusively on primary sources in family collections, public archives, and other depositories. Frankie Morris examines Tenniel's life and work, producing a book that is not only a definitive resource for scholars and collectors but one that can be easily enjoyed by everyone interested in Victorian life and art, social history, journalism and political cartoons, and illustrated books. In the first part of the book, Morris looks at Tenniel the man. From his sunny childhood and early enthusiasm for sports, theater, and medievalism to his flirtation with high art and fifty years in the close brotherhood of the London journal Punch, Tenniel is shown to have been the sociable and urbane humorist revealed in his drawings. According to his countrymen Tenniel's work—and his Punch cartoons in particular—would embody for future historians the "trend and character" of Victorian thought and life. Morris assesses to what extent that prediction has been fulfilled. The biography is followed by three parts on Tenniel's work, consisting of thirteen independent essays in which the author examines Tenniel's methods and his earlier book illustrations, the Alice pictures, and the Punch cartoons. She addresses such little-understood subjects as Tenniel's drawings on wood, his relationship with Lewis Carroll, and his controversial Irish cartoons, and inquires into the salient characteristics of his approximately 4,500 drawings for books and journals. For lovers of Alice, Morris offers six chapters on Tenniel's work for Carroll. These reveal demonstrable links with Christmas pantomimes, Punch and Judy shows, nursery toys, magic lanterns, nineteenth-century grotesques, Gothic revivalism, and social caricatures. In five probing studies, Morris demonstrates how Tenniel's cartoons depicted the key political questions of his day--the Eastern Question, which brought into opposition the great rivals Gladstone and Disraeli; trade-union issues and franchise reform; Irish resistance to British rule; and Lincoln and the American Civil War—examining their assumptions, devices, and evolving strategies. An appendix identifies some 1,500 unmonogrammed drawings done by Tenniel in his first twelve years on Punch. The definitive study of both the man and the work, Artist of Wonderland gives an unprecedented view of the cartoonist whose adroit adaptations of elements from literature, art, and above all the stage succeeded in mythologizing the world for generations of Britons. Not for sale in the British Commonwealth except Canada Available in the British Commonwealth, excluding Canada, from Lutterworth Press

In Wonderland

Author: Knut Hamsun,Sverre Lyngstad

Publisher: Ig Publishing

ISBN: 9780970312556

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 3216

First published one hundred years ago, and now translated into English for the first time, In Wonderland is a diaristic account of a trip Hamsun took to Russia at the turn of the century. This detailed travelogue is a rich and loving portrait of the people and culture of Russia, and is filled with the trademark style and keen observations of the author of such classic as Hunger and Growth of the Soil. In Wonderland is unlike any other book by Hamsun, and offers not only an intimate glimpse into the mind of the Nobel Prize-winning author, but also a rare view of pre-revolutionary Russia.


How Play Made the Modern World

Author: Steven Johnson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399184503

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 8699

“A house of wonders itself. . . . Wonderland inspires grins and well-what-d'ya-knows” —The New York Times Book Review From the New York Times–bestselling author of How We Got to Now and Where Good Ideas Come From, a look at the world-changing innovations we made while keeping ourselves entertained. This lushly illustrated history of popular entertainment takes a long-zoom approach, contending that the pursuit of novelty and wonder is a powerful driver of world-shaping technological change. Steven Johnson argues that, throughout history, the cutting edge of innovation lies wherever people are working the hardest to keep themselves and others amused. Johnson’s storytelling is just as delightful as the inventions he describes, full of surprising stops along the journey from simple concepts to complex modern systems. He introduces us to the colorful innovators of leisure: the explorers, proprietors, showmen, and artists who changed the trajectory of history with their luxurious wares, exotic meals, taverns, gambling tables, and magic shows. In Wonderland, Johnson compellingly argues that observers of technological and social trends should be looking for clues in novel amusements. You’ll find the future wherever people are having the most fun.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-glass

Author: Lewis Carroll

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853261183

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 5801

This edition contains Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking Glass. It is illustrated throughout by Sir John Tenniel, whose drawings for the books add so much to the enjoyment of them. Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, the Red Queen and the White Rabbit all make their appearances, and are now familiar figures in writing, conversation and idiom. So too, are Carroll's delightful verses such as 'The Walrus and the Carpenter' and the inspired jargon of that masterly Wordsworthian parody, 'The Jabberwocky'.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

Author: Lewis Carroll

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019150923X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6389

'But I don't want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked. 'Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat. 'We're all mad here.' The 'Alice' books are two of the most translated, most quoted, and best-known books in the world, but what exactly are they? Apparently delightful, innocent fantasies for children, they are also complex textures of mathematical, linguistic, and philosophical jokes. Alice's encounters with the White Rabbit, the Cheshire-Cat, the King and Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter, Tweedledum and Tweedledee and many other extraordinary characters have made them masterpieces of carefree nonsense, yet they also appeal to adults on a quite different level. Layers of satire, allusion, and symbolism about Victorian culture and politics, as well as revelations about the intricate subconscious problems of their author, add to their fascination and make them impossible to classify. This new edition explores the phenomenal range of reference, and the paradoxical appeal of two of the most inventive books in world literature. It also includes an episode removed by Carroll from the proofs of Through the Looking-Glass, called 'The Wasp in a Wig'. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Alice in Wonderland

Author: Lewis Carroll

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1496500210

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 72

View: 7772

A graphic novel adaptation of the tale in which a little girl falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a world of nonsensical and amusing characters.