After Alice: A Novel
From the multi-million-copy bestselling writer of Wicked comes a mystical 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 one hundred fifty years in the past, she chanced on a Wonderland as rife with inconsistent ideas and abrasive egos because the international she left at the back of. yet what of that global? How did 1860s Oxford react to Alice’s disappearance?
In this terrific paintings of fiction, Gregory Maguire turns his incredible mind's eye to the query of underworlds, undergrounds, underpinnings—and understandings previous and new, supplying an artistic spin on Carroll’s enduring story. Ada, a pal of Alice’s pointed out in brief in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, is off to go to her buddy, yet arrives a second too late—and tumbles down the rabbit-hole herself.
Ada brings to Wonderland her personal imperfect apprehension of reason and impression as she embarks on an odyssey to discover Alice and spot her effectively domestic from this surreal global under the realm. If Eurydice can ever be again to the hands of Orpheus, or Lazarus may be raised from the tomb, maybe Alice will be again to lifestyles. both method, every thing that occurs subsequent is “After Alice.”
correct papers for this neck of the woods?” requested a voice curtly. Ada craned. “I by no means considered the neck of the woods as being close to the head of the bushes, yet i assume it makes sense.” “You’re drawing close the crown of the tree, so after all you’re on the neck of the woods,” snapped the voice. Its proprietor fluttered close to. “We’ve had a serpent scare lately. We can’t be too cautious. We’ve employed an agent to make sure safety. I think he grilled you correct right prior to permitting you access.”.
Tin Ballerina, the Tin undergo, and Humpty Dumpty so fast that there has been not more breath for speaking. It reminded Ada of going for a stroll with omit Armstrong. At size the mist started to burn up. It appeared they have to have coated many miles. The wind slackened. The kites drooped and failed. they discovered themselves pausing in a mature beech woods, correct on the door of a small, stately homemade of stone and, it appeared, crumpets and outdated boots. They untied their strings and rolled them up, and.
A backyard get together. have you ever been searching for anyone?” she endured, remembering her manners simply in time. “No one to seem for,” he mumbled. “No one left.” Ada had a difficult time being definite what he intended. “If they didn’t go away, then they need to be here,” she stated encouragingly. “Maybe in there.” “Won’t be. So it don’t subject none. yet we get in if you would like to.” He checked out the main. as the glass was once invisible, the major looked as if it would drift within the sky. “Can’t climb that enormous previous desk yet I do.
really good wingspan, it doesn’t appear to be in a position to reach any valuable altitude,” stated the King of Hearts, diving flat upon the judge’s bench to prevent being taken for a trip. “Naturally,” acknowledged the Tin Ballerina. “Its wings are simply an armature. The air is going all through them, delivering no elevate. It wishes pores and skin, it wishes a space of resistance. just like the fabric of a kite.” “I have simply the thing,” acknowledged Ada. She took off her shoe and got rid of the seaweed cloak. It used to be none the more severe for.
Hadn’t been noticeable there at the present time, so maybe she’d met up with Alice at the riverbank. And Alice will be with you, she stated. So I’ve lower back to discover Alice, and that i desire Ada with her.” Lydia appeared approximately theatrically. “Alice is lacking. Generally.” “That is unkind. Ada has her struggles, and Alice has hers. And so do you and I.” Lydia didn’t are looking to join a compound topic conjoined with leave out Armstrong. “I don’t be aware of the place Alice is. She was once kicking final year’s chestnuts into the.