Lewis Carroll

  • Texte intégral révisé suivi d'une biographie de Lewis Carroll. Né par hasard des récits que Lewis Carroll improvisait pour les jeunes soeurs Liddel, "Les Aventures d'Alice au Pays des merveilles" est dédié à l'une d'elles, Alice. C'est l'histoire d'un rêve: Alice, en suivant un lapin blanc, est précipitée au centre de la terre. Là, il lui arrive de changer de taille selon ce qu'elle mange, de faire la connaissance du chat de Chester qui peut apparaître ou disparaître à volonté, de prendre le thé avec le lièvre de Mars ou encore de jouer au croquet avec la Reine de Coeur. Elle se trouve en difficulté lorsque toutes les cartes du jeu s'agitent autour d'elle, au moment précis où elle se réveille. "De l'autre côté du miroir" est la suite des aventures d'Alice qui voyage ici dans un pays en forme d'échiquier caché derrière le miroir du salon et y rencontre des êtres vraiment très singuliers. Les deux récits, chefs-d'oeuvre de la littérature enfantine et du voyage initiatique, sont emprunts d'une fantaisie, d'un humour subtil et d'un sens du merveilleux qui dominent toute l'action et les personnages. Lewis Carroll, profond connaisseur de la psychologie des enfants, y relate les choses avec leur mentalité libre sans préjugés et souvent sans pitié pour les conventions sociales.

  • Un conte merveilleux plein d'humour, de fantaisie, de rencontres extravagantes, devenu un classique du genre.
    Notions littéraires : le conte merveilleux ; le personnage du conte ; l'humour, l'absurde et le non-sensHistoire des arts : la littérature pour la jeunesse au temps de Lewis Carroll ; histoire du livre illustré
    OEuvres du rabat : John Tenniell

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    Lewis Carroll, nom de plume de Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898): mathématicien, poète, diacre, photographe, écrivain, inventeur, amateur de lanternes magiques, enseignant, dessinateur, logicien, montreur de marionnettes.Imaginées le 4 juillet 1862 pour distraire son "amie-enfant" Alice Liddell et ses soeurs, au cours d'une promenade sur la Tamise, les Aventures d'Alice au pays des merveilles poursuivent leur traversée du temps et de l'espace. Parue en 42 langues - une des oeuvres les plus traduites après la Bible - l'oeuvre de Carroll continue à charmer les générations. Les plus jeunes y retrouvent la fantaisie et la magie des dessins animés du XXe siècle et les plus grands les jeux de langage et le goût de l'absurde qui font de ce livre un jeune classique de notre temps.

  • Edition enrichie (Introduction, notes, appendices, chronologie et bibliographie)Tandis qu'elle s'ennuie sur la berge d'un fleuve, Alice voit tout à coup passer un lapin blanc, ce qui n'a rien d'exceptionnel, mais, chose plus surprenante, elle le voit également tirer une montre de la poche de son gilet. Intriguée, la voilà qui se lance à sa poursuite. Le lapin disparaît dans un grand terrier : elle décide d'y descendre à son tour. C'est à la demande d'une vraie petite fille, justement prénommée Alice, que Charles Dodgson, professeur de mathématiques à Oxford, couche sur le papier l'histoire qu'il lui a racontée, en promenade, un jour de l'été 1862. Trois ans plus tard, sous le pseudonyme de Lewis Carroll, il la fait paraître et, encouragé par l'accueil de la presse, lui donne pour suite La Traversée du Miroir dont le succès, en 1871, est encore plus considérable. C'est que l'auteur sait prendre l'enfant au sérieux, et du coup toucher les adultes, comme il sait se dégager assez de l'Angleterre victorienne pour ouvrir à son livre l'avenir d'une oeuvre classique.

  • De l'autre côté du miroir, de son titre original Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, est un roman écrit par Lewis Carroll en 1871, qui fait suite aux Aventures d'Alice au pays des merveilles.

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world (Wonderland) populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as children.Optimized for Kindle devices and featuring Panel Zoom facility.From its beginnings in the 1940's to today, Classics Illustrated continues to encourage a love of reading and adventure in youthful minds through beautifully-illustrated comic book adaptations of the world's most beloved stories by the world's greatest authors.A collection of Classics Illustrated books is an inviting start to any young person's library.

  • Alice s'endort et rêve qu'elle passe de l'autre côté du miroir. Elle se retrouve alors dans la campagne anglaise, découvre un échiquier et le monde à l'envers. On retrouve dans ce volet des aventures d'Alice le mélange de fantastique, d'humour et de non-sens propre à Lewis Carroll.

  • Un animal invisible et mythique. Un équipage improbable et hétéroclite. La chasse au Snark est un joyau de l'absurde. Parue en 1876, c'est une oeuvre majeure de Lewis Carroll, pour certains sa meilleure. Une nouvelle traduction de Jean-Luc Fradet.

  • En suivant le Lapin Blanc, il arrive à Alice de drôles de choses. Tout à coup, elle grandit, grandit... et l'instant d'après, elle devient petite, petite... Elle croise sur son chemin une Chenille Bleue qui fume, un Bébé-Cochon, et un Chat Charentais qui disparaît jusqu'à ce qu'il ne reste plus que son sourire ! De telles choses n'existent pas ? Et pourquoi pas ?

  • Alicia es una niña a la que no le gusta leer libros sin dibujos. Un día se encuentra con su hermana a la orilla de un río, aburrida y de repente ve cómo un conejo blanco revisa su reloj y exclama que llega tarde...

  • The Hunting of the Snark, Lewis Carroll’s classic masterpiece of nonsense verse, takes the reader on a wonderfully witty and inventive hunt for the ever-elusive Snark. The tantalizing mysteries of the poem are here perfectly matched in these brilliant new illustrations by artist Mahendra Singh, who has created a visual treasure hunt, full of riddles, puns, and allusions.
    When asked what his poem meant, Carroll would always reply that he did not know. But, on one occasion, he did write to friends that perhaps “…the whole book is an allegory on the search for happiness.”
    “To seek it with thimbles, to seek it with care;
    To pursue it with forks and hope,
    To threaten its life with a railway-share;
    To charm it with smiles and soap!”



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    'Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, 'and what is the use of a book,' thought Alice, 'without pictures or conversations?''

    So begins the tale of Alice, who follows a curious White Rabbit down a hole and falls into Wonderland, a fantastical place where nothing is quite as it seems: animals talk, nonsensical characters confuse, Mad Hatters throw tea parties and the Queen plays croquet. Alice's attempts to find her way home become increasingly bizarre, infuriating and amazing in turn.
    A beloved classic, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has continued to delight readers, young and old, for over 150 years.


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    'It's a poor sort of memory that only works backward.'
    In Carroll's sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Alice once again finds herself in a bizarre and nonsensical place when she passes through a mirror and enters a looking-glass world where nothing is quite as it seems. From her guest appearance as a pawn in a chess match to her meeting with Humpty Dumpty, Through the Looking Glass follows Alice on her curious adventure and shows Carroll's great skill at creating an imaginary world full of the fantastical and extraordinary.

  • CELEBRATE 150 YEARS OF ALICE
    Oh my ears and whiskers, how late its getting!Would you be surprised to see a white rabbit take a watch out of his waistcoat pocket? It certainly seems a remarkable sight to Alice and, full of curiosity, she follows him down a rabbit-hole into a very strange world. She meets a disappearing cat, plays croquet with a bad-tempered Queen, joins a mad Hatter's tea party and becomes entangled in the case of some missing tarts. In Wonderland nothing but out-of-the-way things happen...Includes Through the Looking Glass.BACKSTORY: Learn about the author and what inspired him to create Wonderland, and try writing some nonsense verse!

  • Introduction by A. S. Byatt
    Illustrations by John Tenniel
    Includes commissioned endnotes
    Conceived by a shy British don on a golden afternoon to entertain ten-year-old Alice Liddell and her sisters, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass have delighted generations of readers in more than eighty languages. “The clue to the enduring fascination and greatness of the Alice books,” writes A. S. Byatt in her Introduction, “lies in language. It is play, and word-play, and its endless intriguing puzzles continue to reveal themselves long after we have ceased to be children.”
    Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Bored on a hot afternoon, Alice, a bright and inquisitive child, follows a white rabbit down a rabbit-hole, and finds herself in Wonderland, a very odd place indeed. This unique story mixes satire and puzzles, comedy and anxiety, Mock Turtles and Gryphos to provide an astute description of the experience of childhood. Lewis Carroll's beloved and witty story was made into an animated film by Disney in 1951. It is also the inspiration for Tim Burton's 2010 film where an adult Alice returns to the peculiar world she discovered as a child. The film features Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway among a cast of British stars

  • Alice can't believe her eyes when a white rabbit wearing a waistcoat and carrying a pocket watch dashes by her. She chases after him, down a rabbit hole to a strange land full of exotic creatures, like the Mad Hatter and March Hare, a smiling Cheshire cat, a philosophical caterpillar, and a tempermental croquet-playing queen. Alice can hardly keep track of all the curious characters, let alone herself!
    Lewis Carroll's classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has been adapted to an easier reading level for Stepping Stones, while keeping all the fun, nonsense, and fantastic twists of the original book.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • "Curiouser and curiouser!" cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English.) "Now I'm opening out like the largest telescope that ever was! Good-bye, feet!"
    Alice and all her many friends will never be forgotten so long as books for children are published. The fascinating adventures of this timeless little girl as she plunges down the rabbit-hole, shrinks and grows, meets the pack of cards and the chess pieces -- should be read regularly by all ages for their totally original fantasy, their humor, and their charm.

  • Bored on a hot afternoon, Alice follows a White Rabbit down a rabbit-hole - without giving a thought about how she might get out. And so she tumbles into Wonderland: where animals answer back, a baby turns into a pig, time stands still at a disorderly tea party, croquet is played with hedgehogs and flamingos, and the Mock Turtle and Gryphon dance the Lobster Quadrille. In a land in which nothing is as it seems and cakes, potions and mushrooms can make her shrink to ten inches or grow to the size of a house, will Alice be able to find her way home again?

  • This Ladybird Classic ebook is an abridged retelling of the classic story of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, making it perfect for introducing the story to younger children, or for newly confident readers to tackle alone.Beautiful new illustrations throughout will bring the magic of this classic story to a new generation of children.

  • When Alice steps through the looking-glass, she enters a very strange world of chess pieces and nursery rhyme characters such as Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledee and Tweedledum and the angry Red Queen. Nothing is what it seems and, in fact, through the looking-glass, everything is distorted.

  • You never know where you'll find yourself in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll!Join Alice in Wonderland, where nothing is quite as it seems.On an ordinary summer's afternoon, Alice tumbles down a hole and an extraordinary adventure begins. In a strange world with even stranger characters, she meets a grinning cat and a rabbit with a pocket watch, joins a Mad Hatter's Tea Party, and plays croquet with the Queen! Lost in this fantasy land, Alice finds herself growing more and more curious by the minute . . .With a wonderfully inspiring introduction by Chris Riddell, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is one of the twelve brilliant classic stories relaunched with a lovely new cover. ***PLUS A behind-the-scenes journey, including an author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more...***Lewis Carroll, born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-98), grew up in Cheshire in the village of Daresbury, the son of a parish priest. He was a brilliant mathematician, a skilled photographer and a meticulous letter and diary writer. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, inspired by Alice Liddell, the daughter of the Dean of Christ Church in Oxford, was published in 1865, followed by Through the Looking-Glass in 1867. He wrote numerous stories and poems for children including the nonsense poem The Hunting of the Snark and fairy stories Sylvie and Bruno.

  • A level 2 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by Jennifer Bassett
    There, on top of the mushroom, was a large caterpillar, smoking a pipe. After a while the Caterpillar took the pipe out of its mouth and said to Alice in a slow, sleep voice, 'Who are you?'
    What strange things happen when Alice falls down the rabbit-hole and into Wonderland! She has conversations with the Caterpillar and the Cheshire Cat, goes to the Mad Hatter's tea party, plays croquet with the King and Queen of Hearts . . .

  • A level 3 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by Jennifer Bassett
    'I wish I could get through into looking-glass house,' Alice said. 'Let's pretend that the glass has gone soft and . . . Why, I do believe it has! It's turning into a kind of cloud!'
    A moment later Alice is inside the looking-glass world. There she finds herself part of a great game of chess, travelling through forests and jumping across brooks. The chess pieces talk and argue with her, give orders and repeat poems . . .
    It is the strangest dream that anyone ever had . . .

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