Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Seven of the best retellings of "Alice in Wonderland"

At Natalie Zutter tagged seven top retellings of Alice in Wonderland, including:
After Alice by Gregory Maguire

The moment that Alice tumbles down the rabbit-hole, she leaves the real, logical world behind. But that world doesn’t stop spinning—so how did 1860s Oxford react to her disappearance? Indifference, mostly. In Gregory Maguire’s imagining, Alice’s fifteen-year-old sister Lydia is too busy serving as the lady of the house after their mother’s death to notice her curious younger sister has slipped away. Alice’s playmate Ada does find the rabbit-hole, but she’s late enough that she must navigate Wonderland on her own, acting as the Orpheus to Alice’s Eurydice in her attempts to drag her friend back to the light.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue