The wit and wisdom of Wonderland in one handy companion. From the indisputable logic of Tweedledum to the nonsensical riddles posed by the Mad Hatter, the witty rejoinders of the Red Queen to the strange wisdom of the Cheshire Cat, there is no denying that Lewis Carroll’s most famous works, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass, contain some of the most quotable lines ever written in the English language.
The Little Book of Alice houses the very best of these under one roof, showcasing not only the most recognisable bon mots of Wonderland, but the hidden depths and deeper meanings to be found within even the most innocuous turns of phrase.
‘I could tell you my adventures – beginning from this morning,’ said Alice a little timidly, ‘but it’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.’ Alice, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alice laughed. ‘There’s no use trying,’ she said: ‘one can’t believe impossible things.’
‘I daresay you haven’t had much practice,’ said the Queen. ‘When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast…’ White Queen, Through the Looking-Glass.
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