By Gregory Maguire
From the multi-million-copy bestselling writer of depraved comes a paranormal new twist on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, released to coincide with the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Lewis's Carroll's cherished classic.
When Alice toppled down the rabbit-hole a hundred and fifty years in the past, she discovered a Wonderland as rife with inconsistent principles and abrasive egos because the international she left at the back of. yet what of that international? How did 1860s Oxford react to Alice's disappearance?
In this amazing paintings of fiction, Gregory Maguire turns his remarkable mind's eye to the query of underworlds, undergrounds, underpinnings—and understandings previous and new, providing an artistic spin on Carroll's enduring story. Ada, a pal of Alice's pointed out in short in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, is off to go to her good friend, yet arrives a second too late—and tumbles down the rabbit-hole herself.
Ada brings to Wonderland her personal imperfect apprehension of reason and impact as she embarks on an odyssey to discover Alice and notice her properly domestic from this surreal global less than the realm. If Eurydice can ever be again to the palms of Orpheus, or Lazarus may be raised from the tomb, probably Alice will be again to lifestyles. both approach, every little thing that occurs subsequent is "After Alice."
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I learned more about them when I was grown up. ” Suddenly she bent down and took my face in her long thin hands—long and thin like her face. “Do not look too closely at something, do not come too near, or you might lose the wonder. ” She stroked my cheek. “Believe in everything now. ” She gave one of her dazzling smiles. ” “Then I shall go and see the swans every day,” I said stoutly. “While I can still like them, before I find out . . ” “Hurry, then. We will be leaving here soon. Your father has his throne back, and we return to Sparta.
Powell and William Aylward at the University of Wisconsin, who were always willing to share their expertise, and whose classics department symposium “The Trojan War: The Sources Behind the Scenes” taught me many things. . Troy, with walls still far from old Had been destroyed, that noble, royal town And many a man full worthy of renown Had lost his life—that no man can gainsay— And all for Helen, the wife of Menelay, When a thing’s done, it may then be no other. John Lydgate, Troy Book, circa 1412–1420 PROLOGUE I flew back to Troy.
She opened an oblong box and drew out a shimmering piece of what looked like a cloud. But it was attached to a circlet of gold. She waved it to and fro, so that the cloth danced and the sunlight played through it. Little rainbows chased across it, disappearing in a wink. She settled it on my head, pressing the circlet down. “It is time you had a proper veil,” she said, as the fuzziness blurred my vision. I yanked it off. “I won’t wear it! ” I squeezed the material in my hands, trying to ruin it.