Looking-glass world

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

Looking-glass world
Through the Looking-Glass location
The looking-glass world by John Tenniel...
Peter Newell - Through the looking glass and what Alice found there 1902 - page 34.png
...and by Peter Newell
Created byLewis Carroll
GenreChildren's book
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)


... 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 mediaEdit

  • 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 alsoEdit


  • 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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