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This commemorative oversized volume of the complete collection of stories and poems of Lewis Carol showcases his ingenious use of word play, inverted logic and satire. Lewis Carroll was the pen name and, it could be claimed, the alter ego of the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a mathematician, writer and photographer. His creations, especially "Alice's Adventures in Won This commemorative oversized volume of the complete collection of stories and poems of Lewis Carol showcases his ingenious use of word play, inverted logic and satire. Lewis Carroll was the pen name and, it could be claimed, the alter ego of the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a mathematician, writer and photographer. His creations, especially "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There," have been translated into countless languages and are as loved now as they have ever been. His neologisms ("curiouser and curiouser") and turns of phrase have forever infiltrated and enriched our language and culture.


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This commemorative oversized volume of the complete collection of stories and poems of Lewis Carol showcases his ingenious use of word play, inverted logic and satire. Lewis Carroll was the pen name and, it could be claimed, the alter ego of the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a mathematician, writer and photographer. His creations, especially "Alice's Adventures in Won This commemorative oversized volume of the complete collection of stories and poems of Lewis Carol showcases his ingenious use of word play, inverted logic and satire. Lewis Carroll was the pen name and, it could be claimed, the alter ego of the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a mathematician, writer and photographer. His creations, especially "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There," have been translated into countless languages and are as loved now as they have ever been. His neologisms ("curiouser and curiouser") and turns of phrase have forever infiltrated and enriched our language and culture.

30 review for The Complete Stories and Poems

  1. 5 out of 5

    Penny

    It's a long time since I last read the 'Alice' books, and I was struck by how matter-of-fact they are. Extraordinary things happen, without comment: this seems to me to be the model for all good fantasy, the world should be so well-formed within the writer's imagination that no explanation - or worse, apology - is necessary. I challenge any modern writer to find a more self-confident and outspoken heroine. Nothing checks Alice's sense of herself; she is not troubled by self-doubt, or worried abo It's a long time since I last read the 'Alice' books, and I was struck by how matter-of-fact they are. Extraordinary things happen, without comment: this seems to me to be the model for all good fantasy, the world should be so well-formed within the writer's imagination that no explanation - or worse, apology - is necessary. I challenge any modern writer to find a more self-confident and outspoken heroine. Nothing checks Alice's sense of herself; she is not troubled by self-doubt, or worried about what anyone else thinks of her. She does not scruple to name and mock nonsense when she finds it, but she remains open to new ideas and willing to interact with any person - however odd - that she meets. This particular ebook includes 'Sylvie and Bruno', but misses out 'Sylvie and Bruno Concluded'. They are both worth reading, although the modern reader might find them a little mawkish and preachy. Essentially, they are a platform for some of Carroll's ideas about religion and childhood, in the form of a love story told by an onlooker who is also involved in the politics of fairyland. The idealised fairy children and the very religious tone might be strange to modern ideas, but I like them! 'The Hunting of the Snark' is simply a masterpiece - the tale of a search for a mysterious and unknown beast, which turns out to be the far more dangerous. Boojum - lots of food for thought about scholarship and ambition.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Belinda

    4,75 stars - English hardcover - I have dyslexia - Note in notebook : read some poems in my schoolsysteem. This book I read while I was au-pair in Bath. 🌺🦋🌼🌸

  3. 4 out of 5

    Emme Twain

    Hermoso. Hace tiempo lo leí, siempre vuelvo a alguna historia. Dulce y lleno de metáforas para salir cambiado, crecido cada vez que se cierra la última página. Lo recomiendo a quienes disfruran de esas narrativas inocentes cargadas de significado, los clásicos que envuelven una tarde cualquiera.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Muhummad Saeed

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Brinkman bought this for my birthday

  5. 5 out of 5

    Coleman Wigger

    Great classics.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Dark-Draco

    I enjoyed Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, especially as this copy has fantastic replicas of the original drawings. Although the story is so familier, it was nice to actually read it at last. I couldn't get into the Sylvia and Bruno stories at all - I was totally lost after a couple of chapters, so gave up. The poems, word games and acrostics are brilliant and well worth dipping in and out of. In all, a good read, but the classic stories remain the best. I enjoyed Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, especially as this copy has fantastic replicas of the original drawings. Although the story is so familier, it was nice to actually read it at last. I couldn't get into the Sylvia and Bruno stories at all - I was totally lost after a couple of chapters, so gave up. The poems, word games and acrostics are brilliant and well worth dipping in and out of. In all, a good read, but the classic stories remain the best.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Stephen

    Exhausting, nonsensical, but charming. I presume it's much like having a small child, a little bag of sunshine that makes you smile for no reason, yet infuriates you at the same time for being so bloody nonsensical. Carrol, and his Alice, much like young children in general find (and show us) wonder where otherwise we wouldn't see it. It's definitely a book / collection that everyone needs to read at least once. Exhausting, nonsensical, but charming. I presume it's much like having a small child, a little bag of sunshine that makes you smile for no reason, yet infuriates you at the same time for being so bloody nonsensical. Carrol, and his Alice, much like young children in general find (and show us) wonder where otherwise we wouldn't see it. It's definitely a book / collection that everyone needs to read at least once.

  8. 4 out of 5

    George

    I've loved Lewios Carroll from a very early age. Luckily, my parents had the Modern Library complete works, and I devoured it. Alice as a young child and several times thereafter, later Hunting of the Snark, later the puzzles and logic problems. Great stuff!! I've loved Lewios Carroll from a very early age. Luckily, my parents had the Modern Library complete works, and I devoured it. Alice as a young child and several times thereafter, later Hunting of the Snark, later the puzzles and logic problems. Great stuff!!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Rodney Wilder

    Wonderful fancy and imaginative stories fit for anyone and everyone. I finally got a good taste of the literature that so much of modern children's literature and fantasy in general are based on. Very fun and well-written stories and intermingled poetry. Wonderful fancy and imaginative stories fit for anyone and everyone. I finally got a good taste of the literature that so much of modern children's literature and fantasy in general are based on. Very fun and well-written stories and intermingled poetry.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Susan Jane McLeod

    The Alice books are absolutely two of the best books ever written. Sylvie and Bruno, meh. Some of the poetry is too sentimental for me. But the nonsense poems are genius. The Hunting of the Snark is the funniest poem EVER!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Barrett

    i'm pretty sure this is the copy i have, assuming it's the rather large, 10-pound version that has, regrettably, been sitting on my parents' bookshelf for far too long. reading about Tim Burton adapting Alice In Wonderland to film reminded me of the error of my ways.... i'm pretty sure this is the copy i have, assuming it's the rather large, 10-pound version that has, regrettably, been sitting on my parents' bookshelf for far too long. reading about Tim Burton adapting Alice In Wonderland to film reminded me of the error of my ways....

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jae

    clever, satirical, well-witted, amusing.. a wonderful compilation of the known classics by Lewis Carrol, and some lesser known pieces (including mathematics poems, and works of his own, self-proclaimed "nonsense" ) clever, satirical, well-witted, amusing.. a wonderful compilation of the known classics by Lewis Carrol, and some lesser known pieces (including mathematics poems, and works of his own, self-proclaimed "nonsense" )

  13. 5 out of 5

    Penguingrl8

    Many think that this is a children's book but if children tried to read it I think they would be very confused. It is an abstract story and very intelligent, so do not base your knowledge of Alice in Wonderland by the disney movie, because it is a lot darker, complicated and better. Many think that this is a children's book but if children tried to read it I think they would be very confused. It is an abstract story and very intelligent, so do not base your knowledge of Alice in Wonderland by the disney movie, because it is a lot darker, complicated and better.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Asha

    this good story

  15. 5 out of 5

    Brendan

    Abundance of puns.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Ellie

    This book is a bit hard to follow, but it is totaly random and the characters are so weird. I loved it! They say the guy who wrote this was crazy, and I aggree!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Max Scratchmann

    Forget the complete works of Shakespeare (actually, don't - it's great!) this is the omnibus you take to your desert island. Forget the complete works of Shakespeare (actually, don't - it's great!) this is the omnibus you take to your desert island.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    So far I love it! I save it for reading on rainy days.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    Technically, this book is Nathan's and it's massive. I wanted to reread Alice and will probably carry on reading other works by Carroll that I've never read before. Really perfect bedtime reading. Technically, this book is Nathan's and it's massive. I wanted to reread Alice and will probably carry on reading other works by Carroll that I've never read before. Really perfect bedtime reading.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    Will always be reading this over and over and over...

  21. 4 out of 5

    TurquoiseStone

    I'm am currently reading Sylvie and Bruno, and find it enjoyable. Like all of Carrol's other works it is filled with nonsense and entertainment. Hope to the book's sequel just as good. I'm am currently reading Sylvie and Bruno, and find it enjoyable. Like all of Carrol's other works it is filled with nonsense and entertainment. Hope to the book's sequel just as good.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Sammis

    It's been on my shelf for a while. It's been on my shelf for a while.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Elise

    ONE OF MY ALL-TIME FAVOURITE BOOKS. Caps does not even come close to describing how much I love this collection of stories, poems and riddles.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Robby Miller

    Silvie and Bruno are the best

  25. 4 out of 5

    Ravensdusk

    Again, obsession with Britain! I tried getting through my mirror to Wonderland, but to no avail. Unless I really did succeed and this crazy world is Wonderland..there's a thought. :) Again, obsession with Britain! I tried getting through my mirror to Wonderland, but to no avail. Unless I really did succeed and this crazy world is Wonderland..there's a thought. :)

  26. 4 out of 5

    Mandy

    This a really long book - I feel guilty leaving it on my currently-reading shelf for so long, but it's really a collection of stories to be savored. This a really long book - I feel guilty leaving it on my currently-reading shelf for so long, but it's really a collection of stories to be savored.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Kristen

    In all of my life, I've never been more captivated by imagination. Lewis Carroll is my favorite. In all of my life, I've never been more captivated by imagination. Lewis Carroll is my favorite.

  28. 4 out of 5

    TMM

    Curiouser and curiouser. The great imagination and quirky wit of Lewis Carroll. Follow him down the rabbit hole and discover a world of literary treasures.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Ian Graham

  30. 4 out of 5

    Doc Brown

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