After Alice: A Novel by Gregory Maguire

By Gregory Maguire

From the multi-million-copy bestselling writer of depraved comes a mystical new twist on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, released to coincide with the a hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Lewis's Carroll's liked classic.

When Alice toppled down the rabbit-hole one hundred fifty years in the past, she discovered a Wonderland as rife with inconsistent principles and abrasive egos because the global she left at the back of. yet what of that international? How did 1860s Oxford react to Alice's disappearance?

In this marvelous paintings of fiction, Gregory Maguire turns his striking 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 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 spot her appropriately domestic from this surreal global under the realm. If Eurydice can ever be again to the palms of Orpheus, or Lazarus will be raised from the tomb, maybe Alice could be back to existence. both manner, every little thing that occurs subsequent is "After Alice."

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They took the meat and passed out the food. Jesus took the loaves and fish and passed them out. • Everyone ate and was filled. Everyone ate and was filled. 3/31/15 11:50 AM Feeding Thousands • 31 Despite the similarities between the two Markan feeding stories, it is the second that shares most with Homer’s second feast. Od. 1–70 (Menelaus’s feast) Mark 8:1–10 (the second feast) • Instead of sailing, as they did to the first feast, Telemachus and Peisistratus rode to Sparta. Instead of sailing, as they did to the first feast, Jesus and the disciples traveled overland to the lake.

39 He rose up, scolded the wind, and said to the sea, “Silence! ” The wind died down, and there was a great calm. 40 And he said to them, “Why were you such cowards? ”1 4:1 Mark may have modeled this story after an episode at the beginning of Od. indb 33 3/31/15 11:50 AM 34 • Chapter Four god of the winds. He delighted Aeolus and his family with stories about the Trojan War. In gratitude for Odysseus’s marvelous tale-telling, the god gave him a bag of winds from which he could release gusts into his sails as needed.

When Peter saw” the huge haul of fish, “he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, ‘Depart from me for I am a sinful man’” (5:8). This statement is surprising insofar as Peter’s sinfulness plays no role in the story. It makes more sense if one sees him as an echo of the sinful but repentant pilot. ” Later, pirates arrived. Jesus “was standing by the lake” where he saw fishermen. • The pirates forced Dionysus to board their boat. The fishermen let Jesus board their boat. • The pirates saw “amazing feats” related to wine, vines, and wild beasts.

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