100 years ago, in a faraway place, there are three little girls wrapped around a young uncle listening story. The uncle thought as he said and there came the wonderful work "Alices Adventures in Wonderland". This is a fantastic, wonderful and bizarre fantasy story, the strange and eccentric story let the girls spellbound. There are talking rabbits, playing cards could hit the croquet , a Red Queen who easily cutting somebodys head. It is with magic feeling...... This book caused a sensation when firstly published. Carol's fairy tale becomes the most translation English works after Shakespeare. Now, this book has swept all over the world, becoming one of the most popular in the world of children's fiction, and is the milepost type works in the world's children's literature history, "Encyclopedia Britannica" evaluates that this book culminated in the magic, fantastic fiction art.
A Classic is usually a novel that has become so ingrained in the collective memory or culture, that one might not be sure whether one has read it or not. The reputation of the book itself precedes the actual experience of reading it and the characters are often the prototypes of later iterations and any number of adaptations. If you've never experienced Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, or read it once before, or even if you've read it multiple times, it bears (another) reading. As familiar as many are with the tale, to actually read or hear the original, un-Disneyfied tale is a pleasure as the nuances of the language surface and fade in ephemeral logic and gently wry humor. The subtlety, whimsy and detail of Wonderland, its inhabitants and their language lends itself to repeated discoveries.
Michael York as the narrator of this audiobook edition brings a nice range of character voices to the story, never sounded absurd himself as he renders the tale of Alice with obvious affection and a master storyteller's grace. His smooth, somewhat effete British voice evokes the romance of an afternoon spent on the Thames and brings the curiouser and curiouser world of Carroll's creation to life.
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