Alternative Alices: Visions and Revisions of Lewis Carroll's by Carolyn Sigler

By Carolyn Sigler

Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland (1865) and Through the having a look Glass (1871) are one of the such a lot enduring works within the English language. within the many years following their e-book, writers on each side of the Atlantic produced no fewer than 2 hundred imitations, revisions, and parodies of Carroll's fantasies for kids. Carolyn Sigler has amassed the main fascinating and unique of those responses to the Alice books, a lot of them lengthy out of print. Produced among 1869 and 1930, those works hint the terribly inventive, and sometimes severe, reaction of numerous writers. those writers―male and feminine, radical and conservative―appropriated Carroll's constructions, motifs, and issues of their Alice-inspired works so that it will have interaction in greater cultural debates. Their tales variety from Christina Rossetti's offended subversion of Alice's adventures, Speaking Likenesses (1874), to G.E. Farrow's witty myth event, The Wallypug of Why (1895), to Edward Hope's hilarious parody of social and political foibles, Alice within the overjoyed States (1928). someone who has ever Alice down the rabbit gap will benefit from the adventures of her literary siblings within the huge Wonderland of the human imagination.

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