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Sylvie and Bruno

Lewis Carroll

Book Overview: 

The novel has two main plots; one set in the real world at the time the book was published (the Victorian era), the other in the fantasy world of Fairyland. While the latter plot is a fairytale with many nonsense elements and poems, similar to Carroll’s Alice books, the story set in Victorian Britain is a social novel, with its characters discussing various concepts and aspects of religion, society, philosophy and morality.

This book is the first of two volumes and the two intertwining stories are brought to a close in the second volume, Sylvie and Bruno Concluded.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .It seemed natural enough that the gardener should be filled with exuberant delight at the return of so gracious a master and mistress and how strangely childlike they looked! I could have taken them for Sylvie and Bruno less natural that he should show it by such wild dances, such crazy songs!

    "He thought he saw a Rattlesnake
    That questioned him in Greek:
    He looked again, and found it was
    The Middle of Next Week.
    'The one thing I regret,' he said,
    'Is that it cannot speak!"

—least natural of all that the Vice-Warden and 'my Lady' should be standing close beside me, discussing an open letter, which had just been handed to him by the Professor, who stood, meekly waiting, a few yards off.

"If it were not for those two brats," I heard him mutter, glan. . . Read More

Community Reviews

I enjoyed Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, especially as this copy has fantastic replicas of the original drawings. Although the story is so familier, it was nice to actually read it at last. I couldn't get into the Sylvia and Bruno stories at all - I was totally lost after a coupl

Wonderful fancy and imaginative stories fit for anyone and everyone. I finally got a good taste of the literature that so much of modern children's literature and fantasy in general are based on. Very fun and well-written stories and intermingled poetry.

I've loved Lewios Carroll from a very early age. Luckily, my parents had the Modern Library complete works, and I devoured it. Alice as a young child and several times thereafter, later Hunting of the Snark, later the puzzles and logic problems.

Great stuff!!

Great classics.

The Alice books are absolutely two of the best books ever written. Sylvie and Bruno, meh. Some of the poetry is too sentimental for me. But the nonsense poems are genius. The Hunting of the Snark is the funniest poem EVER!

4,75 stars - English hardcover - I have dyslexia -
Note in notebook : read some poems in my schoolsysteem. This book I read while I was au-pair in Bath.

Hermoso. Hace tiempo lo leí, siempre vuelvo a alguna historia.
Dulce y lleno de metáforas para salir cambiado, crecido cada vez que se cierra la última página. Lo recomiendo a quienes disfruran de esas narrativas inocentes cargadas de significado, los clásicos que envuelven una tarde cualquiera.

Abundance of puns.

It's a long time since I last read the 'Alice' books, and I was struck by how matter-of-fact they are. Extraordinary things happen, without comment: this seems to me to be the model for all good fantasy, the world should be so well-formed within the writer's imagination that no explanation - or wors

Exhausting, nonsensical, but charming.

I presume it's much like having a small child, a little bag of sunshine that makes you smile for no reason, yet infuriates you at the same time for being so bloody nonsensical.
Carrol, and his Alice, much like young children in general find (and show us) wonder w

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