The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday - but never jam to-day. Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There was first published in December 1871 (dated 1872). Although Carroll intended Looking-Glass to be a follow-up piece to the immediately successful Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865), he created an entirely new fantasy world with a revised narrative structure. The twelve-chapter format was retained, but Looking-Glass is significantly longer than Wonderland (224 compared to 192 pages in the first editions), and introduces a range of new characters, and is framed by Alice's progression across a chess board to become queen. This new edition focuses solely on Through the Looking-Glass, with a penetrating and informative introduction by Zoe Jaques, including the most recent research and critical opinion on the subject matter.
About the Author
Lewis Carroll Zoe Jaques is Senior Lecturer in Children's Literature in the Faculty of Education, Cambridge University and Dean of Homerton College. She has co-authored the 100,000-word Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass: A Publishing History (Routledge, 2013) andwritten substantially about these books in her Children's Literature and the Posthuman (Routledge, 2015). She runs an AHRC network on children's literature in US and UK archives and is co-general editor of the forthcoming Cambridge History of Children's Literature in three volumes (CambridgeUniversity Press, 2022).