Looking-glass world

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Looking-glass world
Through the Looking-Glass location
The looking-glass world by John Tenniel...
...and by Peter Newell
Created byLewis Carroll
GenreChildren's book
In-universe information
RulerWhite King, Red King
Ethnic group(s)Whites, Reds
LocationsLooking-Glass House, Garden of Live Flowers, The Old Sheep Shop, Humpty Dumpty's wall
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.


... and a most curious country it was.

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


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.


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]


  • 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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