Through the Looking-Glass – Lewis Carroll

through the looking-glassTitle : Through the Looking-Glass
Author : Lewis Carroll (1871)
Publisher : Project Gutenberg
Edition : June 25, 2008 [EBook #12]

I wonder if the snow LOVES the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug,

I think I’ll have the same comments about this book with Alice’s previous adventures in Wonderland (here). This time, Alice went to see what’s behind the looking-glass. Still met miraculous creatures and queer adventures.

JABBERWOCKY

‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

‘Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!’

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought—
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.

And as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

‘And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!’
He chortled in his joy.

‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

I don’t think I could write better review. Not that I didn’t enjoy the reading, but because it’s hard for me to re-explain the things. This book need a better reading, a further study about the riddles and everything, to make a better review. So far it’s a fun read, however, 4/5 stars.

Review #12 of Classics Club Project

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