View Full Version : Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

01-11-2006, 03:18 AM
I've just realized I still haven't read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and you know, it's a big loss. I searched for it in all the book stores and couldn't find it. I was going to order it from Amazon but there were too many options and I don't know which one I should choose. There are a lot of stupid versions for children. Anyone can help me?

01-11-2006, 03:38 AM
I am pretty sure there is a copy on the internet of it. I found it while doing research about Jack the Ripper.

01-11-2006, 03:44 AM
You reminded me of a ballet I did. I had a dance solo of the caterpillar. I got kicked out of ballet because my teacher was a stupid bitch, who lied to my parents about me not listening and making up my own moves. anyways, the movie is pretty dumb, especially the part about the Mad Hatter. You can find it on the Disney Channel from time to time.

01-11-2006, 04:00 AM
Lolz Ken, you forgot how to make proper posts *giggles*

Anyway, good book, read it.

01-11-2006, 04:58 AM
You can just download it, since it's no longer copyrighted. Here you go: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/11
Thank you =) But still, I really want it as a book to keep it. Oh well...

01-11-2006, 05:19 AM
This is one of my favourite novels. I love the poems and illustrations that appear on it. I've searched on Amazon.com, and those are the editions I liked the most:

Edition no.1 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0393048470/qid=1136984781/sr=2-3/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_3/104-0086910-6497545?s=books&v=glance&n=283155)
Edition no.2 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0375761381/qid=1136985089/sr=1-3/ref=sr_1_3/104-0086910-6497545?s=books&v=glance&n=283155)

The first one seems to be a very interesting, commented edition. The second one is a basic edition, and as you can imagine, is cheaper than the first one. Both include "Through the looking-glass".

I'd suggest you buy a basic edition, but be sure that the illustrations are the original ones (made by John Tenniel).

01-11-2006, 07:09 AM
i bought a copy for about four bucks at borders a few months back. it was in the literature section if that helps.

01-11-2006, 07:11 AM
I've never read it either. I've seen the disney film though; that was more than enough for me.

01-11-2006, 10:33 AM
As we say in France, only gits never change opinions

What does that mean?

01-11-2006, 10:36 AM
Yes, but you said it after quoting me. How does that tie in with what I said?

01-11-2006, 10:40 AM
Good good, that's OK then. Just so we all know where I stand.

01-11-2006, 10:45 AM
Maria, would I? I only make fun of people I don't like, you know that.

01-11-2006, 10:50 AM
Ooooh, I get it; you thought that by saying "that was enough for me" I meant that I didn't enjoy the story, and seeing that film put me off reading the book, right?

Just to set the record straight, I said "that was enough for me" because as I saw the film - and heard it was so close-knit to the actual book I feel I don't need to actually read it.

But, let's see what Encarta has to say about it =>

01-11-2006, 10:52 AM
I should read the book. I LOVE the Disney movie.

01-11-2006, 10:53 AM
Yeah, after re-reading what I said it does look like I said it maliciously. I apologise to all Wonderlandians who took offence.

01-11-2006, 10:57 AM
when I saw the disney movie, I whas too young to understand the storyline. although I think I liked it.

01-12-2006, 01:40 AM


Has the original version written and illustrated up to view/read.

01-12-2006, 04:40 AM
Some people say Caroll was a pedophile who was masturbating with little girls' bath's remnants. Also they say Alice was Caroll's niece and he was obsessed with her. Are these true?

01-12-2006, 06:53 AM
I can't imagine Carroll as a paedophile. What is true is that he took pics of lil girls naked (but their parents knew!!!) & that seems disturbing.

I know you said it's good to change your opinion, but still...

The Talking Pie
01-12-2006, 10:22 AM
Ah, Liisa Ihmemaassa. And you know what? Never read the thing myself either.

But I do have this (from what I know of the pair, I prefer this, the sequel):


I love collecting old books.