ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND/
LE AVVENTURE DI ALICE NEL PAESE DELLE MERAVIGLIE:
This unique book features paragraph by paragraph translations from English to Italian, allowing the reader to learn Italian vocabulary and sentence structure while enjoying a classic.
This is a fun and affordable way to learn a second language. Previous experience with Italian is recommended, but ambitious beginners are welcome to give it a try. If you have no experience with Italian, it may be helpful to look up Italian pronunciation before starting this book.
"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is the famous story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world. There she experiences many mishaps and adventures and meets many strange creatures.
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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.
Redacted from the original blog review at dog eared copy, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; 07/12/2011more