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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. #reading #books #alice

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, with illustrations by Gwynedd Hudson, London: Hodder & Stoughton, circa 1922. Shared by the Toronto Public Library via Flickr.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by John Tenniel.

Alice in Wonderland - “One thing was certain, that the white kitten had had nothing to do with it-- it was the black kitten's fault entirely."

So: what is a classic? There are many duelling definitions. TS Eliot, Ezra Pound, Italo Calvino and Sainte-Beuve have all written at length on the classic. Calvino's definition – "a classic is a book that has never finished what it wants to say" – is probably the sweetest, followed by Pound's identification of "a certain eternal and irresponsible freshness".

The White Rabbit please go tell Alice in Wonderland.

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Tim Burton and Alice in Wonderland were made for each other. Burton, who has directed such classics as Beetle Juice, Batman (1989), Edward Scissorhands,...

Take a break from that 1,000 page novel. You can get a great read completed in less than 24 hours.