Looking-glass world

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Looking-glass world
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The looking-glass world by John Tenniel...
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...and by Peter Newell
Through the Looking-Glass location
Created byLewis Carroll
GenreChildren's book
TypeMonarchy
RulerWhite King, Red King
Ethnic group(s)Whites, Reds
Notable locationsLooking-Glass House, Garden of Live Flowers, The Old Sheep Shop, Humpty Dumpty's wall
Notable charactersWhite Knight, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Humpty Dumpty, White Queen, Red Queen
Language(s)Looking-Glass language (mirror-image English)

The looking-glass world is the setting for Lewis Carroll's 1871 children's novel Through the Looking-Glass.

Geography[edit]

The entire country is divided into squares by a series of little brooks with hedges growing perpendicular to them.

Government[edit]

The land is contested by two competing factions, the Reds and the Whites. Each side has its King and Queen, bishops, knights, armies, and castles.

Inhabitants[edit]

In other media[edit]

  • The Looking-glass world is featured in Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. In this series, the world is known as Wonderland and the Looking-glass world is just a realm within Wonderland, ruled by the Red King and Queen.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Manguel, Alberto; Gianni Guadalupi (2000). The Dictionary of Imaginary Places (Newly updated and expanded ed.). San Diego: Harcourt. pp. 382–383. ISBN 0-15-600872-6.

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