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Alternative Alices (1997) [Anthology]
by John Kendrick Bangs E. F. Benson Maggie Browne Frances Hodgson Burnett Charles Edward Carryl Alice Corkran Juliana Horatia Ewing G.E. Farrow Howard R. Garis Tom Hood Edward Hope Jean Ingelow E.H. Knatchbull-Hugessen Caroline Lewis Edith Nesbit John Rae Anna M. Richards Christina Rossetti Saki Henry T. Schnittkind Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Anyone who has ever followed Alice down the rabbit hole will enjoy the adventures of her literary siblings in the wide Womderland of the human imagination.

Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass (1871) are among the most enduring works in the English language. In the decades following their publication, writers on both sides of the Atlantic produced no fewer than two hundred imitations, revisions, and parodies of Carroll's fantasies for children.

Carolyn Sigler has gathered twenty of the most interesting and original of these responses to the Alice Books, many of them long out of print. Produced between 1869 and 1930—the golden age of Carroll's influence on popular literature—these works trace the extraordinarily creative, and often critical, response of diverse writers.


  • Part One: Subverting Wonderland
    • "Reeds and Rushes", "The Queen's Wand", and "Failure" from Mopsa the Fairy by Jean Ingelow
    • Amelia and the Dwarfs by Juliana Horatia Ewing
    • excerpt from "Speaking Likenesses" by Christina Rosetti
    • Behind the White Brick by Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Wanted—A King; or How Merle Set the Nursery Rhymes to Right by Maggie Browne
    • "Peggy the Pig", "The Duchess and Her House", "The Tweedles", and "The Pageant" from A New Alice in the Old Wonderland by Anna M. Richards
    • Justnowland by E. Nesbit
  • Part Two: The Didactic Looking-Glass
    • Ernest by Edward Knatchbull-Hugessen
    • "How Frank Fared in Teumendtlandt" and "What Happened to Frank in Quadrupedremia" from From Nowhere to the North Pole: A Noah's Ark-Aeological Narrative by Tom Hood
    • "Naughty Children Land" from Down the Snow Stairs; or, From Good-Night to Good-Morning by Alice Corkran
  • Part Three: Sentimental Recreations
    • "The Moving Forest" from Davy and the Goblin, or What Followed Reading 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' by Charles E. Carryl
    • "The Way to Why", "Breakfast for Tea", "Girlie Sees the Wallypug", and "What is a Goo?" from The Wallypug of Why by G.E. Farrow
    • "Found in the Attic", "To Bunbury Cross, or Along Came a Snipe", "The Peevish Printer", and "Fire!!" from
      New Adventures of 'Alice' by John Rae
    • Uncle Wiggly and Wonderland Alice", "Uncle Wiggly and the March Hare", and "Uncle Wiggly and the Cheshire Cat" from Uncle Wiggly in Wonderland by Howard R. Garis
    • excerpt from "David Blaize and the Blue Door" by E.F. Benson
  • Part Four: Political Parodies
    • "Alice in Downing Street", "Alice in Pall Mall", and "Alice and the Liberal Party" from The Westminster Alice by Saki
    • "In a Hole Again" from Clara in Blunderland by Caroline Lewis
    • "Off to Blunderland" and "Ownership of Children" from Alice in Blunderland, An Iridescent Dream by John Kendrick Bangs
    • "Alice Visits the American Eagle" from Alice and the Stork: A Fairy Tale for Workingmen's Children by Henry T. Schnittkind
    • "Through the Drinking-Glass", "Jealous Island", "Humble Pie", and "The Censor Incensed" from Alice in the Delighted States by Edward Hope

Original title: Alternative Alices: Visions and Revisions of Lewis Carroll's Alice Books
Original languages: English


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Language: English

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