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 loved classic.
When Alice toppled down the rabbit-hole one hundred fifty years in the past, she came upon a Wonderland as rife with inconsistent principles and abrasive egos because the global she left at the back of. yet what of that global? How did 1860s Oxford react to Alice's disappearance?
In this wonderful paintings of fiction, Gregory Maguire turns his remarkable mind's eye to the query of underworlds, undergrounds, underpinnings—and understandings previous and new, supplying a creative spin on Carroll's enduring story. Ada, a chum of Alice's pointed out in short 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 impact as she embarks on an odyssey to discover Alice and spot her effectively domestic from this surreal international lower than the realm. If Eurydice can ever be back to the hands of Orpheus, or Lazarus might be raised from the tomb, possibly Alice may be again to existence. both manner, every little thing that occurs subsequent is "After Alice."
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It may have come as a warning,” 3 None of Mr. Hyde’s stories here given have been published before. They will be printed in the original Irish in his forthcoming Leabhar Sgeulaigheachta (Gill, Dublin). b. ] THERE was once a grown-up lad in the County Leitrim, and he was strong and lively, and the son of a rich farmer. His father had plenty of money, and he did not spare it on the son. Accordingly, when the boy grew up he liked sport better than work, and, as his father had no other children, he loved this one so much that he allowed him to do in everything just as it pleased himself.
A party of them immediately went down to ascertain, if possible, what this singular noise and invisible labor could mean; but on arriving at the spot, they heard the sawing, to which were now added hammering, and the driving of nails upon the Forth above, whilst those who stood on the Forth continued to hear it in the hollow. On comparing notes, they resolved to send down to Billy Nelson’s for Frank Martin, a distance of only about eighty or ninety yards. He was soon on the spot, and without a moment’s hesitation solved the enigma.
Go!!! ” And then he fell back in the grave again. Teig said afterwards, that of all the wonderful things he saw that night, that was the most awful to him. His hair stood upright on his head like the bristles of a pig, the cold sweat ran off his face, and then came a tremor over all his bones, until he thought that he must fall. But after a while he became bolder, when he saw that the second corpse remained lying quietly there, and he threw in the clay on it again, and he smoothed it overhead, and he laid down the flags carefully as they had been before, “It can’t be that he’ll rise up any more,” said he.