Thursday Quotables: After Alice

Welcome back to Thursday Quotables! This weekly meme is hosted by the beautiful Bookshelf Fantasies. She has a wonderful quote from Pride Prejudice and Zombies over on her blog! Such a unique take on a classic. Check it out!

This week my quote is from After Alice by Gregory Maguire. I love Maguire and this is turning out to be just as good as his other books!


After Alice

Author: Gregory Maguire

Published: October 27th 2015 by William Morrow

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 new 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 Euridyce 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 isAfter Alice.

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My quote this week is from page 34

/Maybe the original gentelman descended from ape said the equivalent of “falling out of tree” to his common-law ape wife, and she interpreted his words as “just as he left for the dusty world beyond, his whole life passed before his eyes. Then he hit the ground.” Afterall falling out of trees is the first and the last thing we do./


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