Through The Looking Glass Chess Game

I started getting into chess lately, and went back to my copy of Through the Looking Glass to see how the chess game played. Alice of course starts as a pawn and becomes Queen Alice on the other side of the board. It turns out to not be a very good game, the Red King does not move out of check, which is illegal to do! The characters though of course act erratically in the book, so it is a good game in terms of that characterization. The Queens fly across fields, relating to the powerful queen pieces in chess, while the kings are pretty anxious and immobile. The knights falling off their horses mimics the L-shape movement of knight pieces. When Alice is on the same row as another character, she is talking with them. It is good to be reminded how clever the original books are!

I found this animation showing the chess game, which I think is helpful:

It's from this site which has good information about the game in relation to the book.

If you have further interest in this, you may want to look at the notes in Martin Gardner's Annotated Alice
Someday you'll want to be mine

Alice in Wonderland card collection

Hey guys, I posted this on my LJ and I thought you guys would be interested. It's sort of a review of different Alice-themed card decks I own. All of the illustrations are based on the original Tenniel ones.

The three packs are: a Tarot deck, a card game and a regular pack of playing cards.

Collapse )

If you want to see a particular picture of a card I'd be happy to oblige!

Уникальная книга "Алиса в стране Чудес", включающая так же роман "Сильви и Бруно"!

Это очень редкое издание "Алисы в стране Чудес", включающее в себя так же роман "Сильви и Бруно"!
Книга на английском языке.
Оригинальное название : "Alice In Wonderland"
Автор : Lewis Carroll
Чудесные иллюстрации : John Tenniel
Издатель: A.L.Burt, Publisher,
New York

Год издания: с1900 год!

Collapse )