Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll, Part 1

Jul 18, 2019

Published in 1872, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There is Lewis Carroll's sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. It finds the inquisitive heroine in a fantastic land where everything is reversed. Looking-glass land is a topsy-turvy world of live chessmen, madcap kings and queens, strange mythological creatures, talking flowers, and rude insects.

Brooks and hedges divide the lush greenery of looking-glass land into a chessboard, where Alice becomes a pawn in a bizarre game of chess involving Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Lion and the Unicorn, the White Knight, and other nursery-rhyme figures. Promised a crown when she reaches the eighth square, Alice perseveres through a surreal landscape of amusing characters that pelt her with riddles and humorous semantic quibbles and regale her with memorable poetry, including the oft-quoted "Jabberwocky."

Through the Looking-Glass is read for SPR by Mary Walker.