Alternative Alices: Visions and Revisions of Lewis Carroll's 'Alice' Books (Paperback)
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Alternative Alices: Visions and Revisions of Lewis Carroll's 'Alice' Books (Paperback)

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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 30/10/1997
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Produced between 1869 and 1930 - the golden age of Carroll's influence on popular literature - these works trace the extraordinary creative, and often critical, response of diverse writers. These writers - male and female, radical and conservativeappropriated 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, to G.E. Farrow's witty fantasy adventure, to Edward Hope's hilarious parody of social and political foibles.

Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813109329
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 611 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"A peculiar and intriguing assembly of material that demonstrates the diversity of responses to Lewis Carroll's books." -- AB Bookman's Weekly


"Sigler collects some jewels of literature by writers as diverse as Christina Rossetti, Frances Hodgson Burnett, E. Nesbit, Saki, and Edward Hope. Some of the pieces smack of Carrollian fantasy more than others, but all belong in this long-needed gathering of rare and sometimes difficult to locate texts." -- Choice


"A must for all Carrollians who like to have everything and for those of us who do not have all the continuations. This book could be used to start a good debate on Alice imitations." -- Lewis Carroll Review


"Sigler has collected a group of stories and excerpts that use the ALICE books of Lewis Carroll as a starting point. Some are imitations, some are parodies, some are satires, but all follow the basic 'Alice' model of the fantasy-dream, episodic structure, nonsense language, sudden shifts in identity, appearance and location... this is an interesting collection of pieces to have within the covers of one book." -- Library Journal


"Visions and revisions of Lewis Carroll's Alice books are presented in a study which is recommended for any college-level student of Carroll's influences" -- Midwest Book Review


"This well-conceived anthology reprints generous extracts from notable revisions of Carroll's 'Alice' stories, together with the illustrations accompanying these works." -- Nineteenth-Century Literature


"Among the 20 selections, written between 1869 and 1930, Sigler finds several gems: delightful homages, determined imitations and devotional sequels to Carroll's works." -- Publishers Weekly


"This collection demonstrates the chord that Alice struck for Victorian and later writers and the symbolic place it has assumed in popular culture." -- Studies in English Literature

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