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After Alice

After Alice

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A brilliant and nicely off kilter reading of the children s classic, retrofitted for grown ups and a lot of fun Kirkus Reviews starred review When Alice toppled down the rabbit hole 150 years ago, she found a Wonderland as rife with inconsistent rules and abrasive egos as the world she left behind But what of that world How did 1860s Oxford react to Alice s disappear A brilliant and nicely off kilter reading of the children s classic, retrofitted for grown ups and a lot of fun Kirkus Reviews starred review When Alice toppled down the rabbit hole 150 years ago, she found a Wonderland as rife with inconsistent rules and abrasive egos as the world she left behind But what of that world How did 1860s Oxford react to Alice s disappearance In this brilliant new work of fiction, Gregory Maguire turns his dazzling imagination to the question of underworlds, under grounds, underpinnings and understandings old and new, offering an inventive spin on Carroll s enduring tale Ada, a friend of Alice s mentioned briefly in Alice s Adventures in Wonderland, is off to visit her friend but arrives a moment too late and tumbles down the rabbit hole herself.Ada brings to Wonderland her own imperfect apprehension of cause and effect as she embarks on an odyssey to find Alice and see her safely home from this surreal world below the world The White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, the bloodthirsty Queen of Hearts droll and imperious as always interrupt their mad tea party to suggest a conundrum If Eurydice can ever be returned to the arms of Orpheus, or if Lazarus can be raised from the tomb, perhaps Alice can be returned to life If not, everything that happens next is After Alice


Author Gregory Maguire

Gregory Maguire is an American author, whose novels are revisionist retellings of children s stories such as L Frank Baum s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz into Wicked He received his Ph.D in English and American Literature from Tufts University, and his B.A from the State University of New York at Albany He was a professor and co director at the Simmons College Center for the Study of Children




After Alice Reviews (31)

  • I have a lot of thoughts, review TK [..]

  • Too wordy and not a bit interesting to read Gave up after 31% and decided to try something else instead [..]

  • Lewis Carroll s Alice books are fun and clever and smart After Alice is occasionally the first, sometimes accidentally the second, and never as much the third as it thinks it is This is a case of trying too hard that just ends up being rather uncomfortable to read Maguire tries to give storie [..]

  • Lewis Carroll s masterpiece Alice in Wonderland is one of my favorite books of all time It works for both kids and adults on different levels, and the Disney animated movie did it justice with the ponderings, thoughts, and musings of the characters within Wonderland After Alice from the author of Wi [..]

  • I tried hard to finish on February 29th One of the many tricks that I had to use to finish this book Regrettably, not my cup of tea, Joe thought to himself.Maybe it was nobody s cup of tea Perhaps it wasn t a cup of tea at all Joe wondered as he leaned closer to the rectangular object laying on the [..]

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