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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 the most interesting and original of these responses to the Alice books, many of them long out of print. Produced between 1869 and 1930, these works trace the extraordinarily creative, and often critical, response of diverse writers. These writers -- male and female, radical and conservative -- appropriated Carroll's structures, motifs, and themes in their Alice-inspired works in order to engage in larger cultural debates. Their stories range from Christina Rossetti's angry subversion of Alice's adventures, Speaking Likenesses (1874), to G.E. Farrow's witty fantasy adventure, The Wallypug of Why (1895), to Edward Hope's hilarious parody of social and political foibles, Alice in the Delighted States (1928). Anyone who has ever followed Alice down the rabbit hole will enjoy the adventures of her literary siblings in the wide Wonderland of the human imagination.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Part One: Subverting Wonderland
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. Mopsa the Fairy (1869)
  2. pp. 3-27
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  1. Amelia and the Dwarfs (1870)
  2. pp. 28-49
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  1. From Speaking Likenesses (1874)
  2. pp. 50-65
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  1. Behind the White Brick (1879)
  2. pp. 66-78
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  1. Wanted––A King; or, How Merle Set the Nursery Rhymes to Right (1890)
  2. pp. 79-145
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  1. A New Alice in the Old Wonderland (1895)
  2. pp. 146-178
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  1. Justnowland (1912)
  2. pp. 179-190
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  1. Part Two: The Didactic Looking-Glass
  2. pp. 191-192
  1. Ernest (1869)
  2. pp. 193-205
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  1. From Nowhere to the North Pole: A Noah's Ark-Æological Narrative (1875)
  2. pp. 206-222
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  1. Down the Snow Stairs; or, From Good-Night to Good-Morning (1887)
  2. pp. 223-232
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  1. Part Three: Sentimental Re-Creations
  2. pp. 233-234
  1. Davy and the Goblin, or What Followed Reading "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" (1885)
  2. pp. 235-242
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  1. The Wallypug of Why (1895)
  2. pp. 243-267
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  1. New Adventures of "Alice" (1917)
  2. pp. 268-288
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  1. Uncle Wiggily in Wonderland (1916)
  2. pp. 289-298
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  1. From David Blaize and the Blue Door (1919)
  2. pp. 299-328
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  1. Part Four: Political Parodies
  2. pp. 329-330
  1. The Westminster Alice (1900-1902)
  2. pp. 331-339
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  1. Clara in Blunderland (1902)
  2. pp. 340-347
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  1. Alice in Blunderland, An Iridescent Dream (1907)
  2. pp. 348-360
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  1. Alice and the Stork: A Fairy Tale for Workingmen's Children (1915)
  2. pp. 361-367
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  1. Alice in the Delighted States (1928)
  2. pp. 368-386
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 387-391
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813148267
Related ISBN
9780813120287
MARC Record
OCLC
605141590
Pages
428
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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