After Alice (eBook)

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From the multi-million-copy bestselling author of Wicked comes a magical new twist on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Lewis’s Carroll’s beloved classic.

When Alice toppled down the rabbit-hole 150 years ago, she found a Wonderland as rife with inconsistent rules and abrasive egos as the world she left behind. But what of that world? How did 1860s Oxford react to Alice’s disappearance?

In this brilliant work of fiction, Gregory Maguire turns his dazzling imagination to the question of underworlds, undergrounds, underpinnings—and understandings old and new, offering an inventive spin on Carroll’s enduring tale. Ada, a friend of Alice’s mentioned briefly in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, is off to visit her friend, but arrives a moment too late—and tumbles down the rabbit-hole herself.

Ada brings to Wonderland her own imperfect apprehension of cause and effect as she embarks on an odyssey to find Alice and see her safely home from this surreal world below the world. If Eurydice can ever be returned to the arms of Orpheus, or Lazarus can be raised from the tomb, perhaps Alice can be returned to life. Either way, everything that happens next is “After Alice.”

From the multi-million-copy bestselling author of Wicked comes a magical new twist on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Lewis’s Carroll’s beloved classic.

When Alice toppled down the rabbit-hole 150 years ago, she found a Wonderland as rife with inconsistent rules and abrasive egos as the world she left behind. But what of that world? How did 1860s Oxford react to Alice’s disappearance?

In this brilliant work of fiction, Gregory Maguire turns his dazzling imagination to the question of underworlds, undergrounds, underpinnings—and understandings old and new, offering an inventive spin on Carroll’s enduring tale. Ada, a friend of Alice’s mentioned briefly in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, is off to visit her friend, but arrives a moment too late—and tumbles down the rabbit-hole herself.

Ada brings to Wonderland her own imperfect apprehension of cause and effect as she embarks on an odyssey to find Alice and see her safely home from this surreal world below the world. If Eurydice can ever be returned to the arms of Orpheus, or Lazarus can be raised from the tomb, perhaps Alice can be returned to life. Either way, everything that happens next is “After Alice.”


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  • 7 reviews

  • 1034190 5a005958a92430df39d25f2880ae4897medium

    Love how the book felt like we're seeing the other side of Alice in wonderland.

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    5 months ago


  • 1122043 c49e6438a9d4dcdc54f64e248c4c20f1medium

    not up to his usual standards

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    11 months ago


  • Default avatar 52

    I have read the rest of his books and thoroughly enjoyed them. TMOBILE Tuesdays had a free book deal so I was able to get this for free. ...

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    11 months ago


  • 1083057 8c8b68a6c113eb6cc47cdd3ab819a0d8medium

    this book was wonderful

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    12 months ago


  • 1078754 9eda545b1127d5252670705869431afamedium

    Pretty good book. A few hard words not to many. Not to hard to read and that's saying a lot because I'm 11 and only in 6th grade. The boo...

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    12 months ago


  • Default avatar 9

    Don't Waste your time!
    Chapter one just stops mid sentence.
    Chapter two has one sentence.
    I just gave up after that..
    I really want ...

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    12 months ago


  • Default avatar 4

    Chapter 2 has one sentence in it, and I am. Not sure why.

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    12 months ago


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