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By Gregory Maguire

ISBN-10: 0062410822

ISBN-13: 9780062410825

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 one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Lewis's Carroll's loved classic.

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

In this terrific paintings of fiction, Gregory Maguire turns his surprising mind's eye to the query of underworlds, undergrounds, underpinnings—and understandings outdated and new, providing a creative spin on Carroll's enduring story. Ada, a chum of Alice's pointed out in brief 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 impression as she embarks on an odyssey to discover Alice and notice her competently domestic from this surreal international lower than the realm. If Eurydice can ever be lower back to the palms of Orpheus, or Lazarus could be raised from the tomb, maybe Alice may be again to existence. both means, every thing that occurs subsequent is "After Alice."

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The Library of Greek Mythology (Coronado Press: Lawrence, 1975). M. ), Gods and Heroes of the Greeks:The Library of Apollodorus (University of Massachusetts: Amherst, 1976). R. ), The Library of Greek Mythology (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 1997). Of these, Aldrich is now out of print, and Simpson is generally inferior to Hard. Frazer’s translation and introduction are somewhat dated, but the main attraction of his two volumes is the extensive notes, including those marking parallels in other sources (as well as, quite fascinatingly but irrelevantly, a massive amount of comparative anthropological material).

Genealogy and dynastic succession are still the dominant modes, but not all major figures of Greek myth (and certainly not all stories) easily connect into the preceding genealogies, and so other considerations take precedence. 110) to the myths of the daughters of Atlas, who are born there. But all this is not random. This is cleverly arranged and as seamless as one could possibly expect under the circumstances. 96 we turn the corner and head toward the finish line. Genealogy is never abandoned, but other priorities are allowed to come to the fore when a purely genealogical approach would be unproductive.

Its title is Bibliotheke. It contained the ancient stories of the Hellenes about gods and xxxviii Introduction to Apollodorus’ Bibliotheke (Library) heroes that time gave them to believe, as well as the names of rivers, countries, peoples, and cities, and also everything else that goes back to antiquity. It goes down to the Trojan War, summarizing the battles and deeds of some of the warriors with each other and some of their wanderings from Troy, particularly Odysseus’, and it is with him that the book’s account of antiquity ends.

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