Alices Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis CarrollGood gracious! said Alice, I do believe Im inside a review!
She turned to the Hatter and the March Hare.
Well, let me see. Here is the title, and here is the date I read it. That must be today. Now I need to explain the plot and the overall point.
There is no plot, said the March Hare disagreeably.
And there is no point, agreed the Hatter.
He poured a little hot tea on the Dormouses nose, making it wake with a start.
The book breaks new ground, it said rapidly in a high, sing-song voice. Intentionally eluding easy assignment to any traditional category, it anticipates the twentieth centurys fascination with the relationship between the signifier and the signified, and wittily deconstructs the primacy of meaning and the rationality of thought. Then it went back to sleep again, and began to snore gently.
Whatever did that mean? asked Alice, surprised.
Why is a Derrida like a derriere? replied the Hatter.
I dont know, said Alice.
I dont know either, said the Hatter triumphantly.
It would be reasonable, said Alice, in the grown-up tone she had sometimes heard her sister use, It would be reasonable for you to explain what the book is about, so that I could put that in my review.
It would be reasonable, said the Hatter, to expect hot premarital sex in a Stephenie Meyer novel. But dont imagine youll find any.
Alice couldnt think of anything to reply to this, so she turned away without another word. When she was almost out of earshot, she thought she heard the Hatter shout something after her that might have been Foucault!
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Download Alice Chapter 5. Advice from a Caterpillar. Our shrunken heroine meets a languid caterpillar who infuriates her with his curt contradictions. Next she is accused by a pigeon of being a serpent, and Alice is forced to admit that she does eat eggs sometimes, although she insists that she is still a little girl, despite all her changes. This, one of our favourite chapters from Alice, includes the wonderful nonsense poem, You are old Father William. Catch up with the chapters here. The Caterpillar and Alice looked at each other for some time in silence: at last the Caterpillar took the hookah out of its mouth, and addressed her in a languid, sleepy voice.
Alice, tired and bored, is sitting with her sister on a riverbank. Her sister is reading, but Alice isn't interested in the book. Out of nowhere, a White Rabbit runs by, muttering that he's going to be late and pulling a watch out of his pocket to check the time. Alice gets up and runs after him. He disappears into a giant rabbit-hole and she goes in after him.
Alice looked at the jury-box, and saw that, in her haste, she had put the Lizard in head downwards, and the poor little thing was waving its tail about in a melancholy way, being quite unable to move. She soon got it out again, and put it right; 'not that it signifies much,' she said to herself; 'I should think it would be quite as much use in the trial one way up as the other. They were just beginning to write this down on their slates, when the White Rabbit interrupted: ' Un important, your Majesty means, of course,' he said in a very respectful tone, but frowning and making faces at him as he spoke. Some of the jury wrote it down 'important,' and some 'unimportant. At this moment the King, who had been for some time busily writing in his note-book, cackled out 'Silence! All persons more than a mile hight to leave the court. The King turned pale, and shut his note-book hastily.
All chapters from Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" Also often included in various editions of the books: An Easter Greeting · A Christmas.
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Alice sits drowsily by a riverbank, bored by the book her older sister reads to her. Out of nowhere, a White Rabbit runs past her, fretting that he will be late. The Rabbit pulls a watch out of his waistcoat pocket and runs across the field and down a hole. Alice impulsively follows the Rabbit and tumbles down the deep hole that resembles a well, falling slowly for a long time. As she floats down, she notices that the sides of the well are covered with cupboards and shelves. She plucks a marmalade jar from one of the shelves.