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 ideas and abrasive egos because the international she left in the back of. yet what of that global? How did 1860s Oxford react to Alice's disappearance?

In this amazing paintings of fiction, Gregory Maguire turns his fantastic 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 chum of Alice's pointed out in short in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, is off to go to her pal, 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 notice her effectively domestic from this surreal international less than the realm. If Eurydice can ever be again to the fingers of Orpheus, or Lazarus should be raised from the tomb, possibly Alice will be lower back to existence. both method, every thing that occurs subsequent is "After Alice."

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Adam and Eve in Context The Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions each have their own versions of the story of Adam and Eve as well as their own ideas about what it means. In Christian thought and belief, three important parts of the story are the serpent, the Fall, and the idea of original sin. Christians believe the serpent was identified with Satan, a rebellious fallen angel and the force behind all evil. In the Christian tradition, it was Satan’s pride in thinking he could be the equal of God that caused him to be cast out of heaven.

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