Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland - a Norton Critical Edition. Hey, it's 20% off weekend at Half-Price Books and I'm nearly finished with reading Papillon. I was in the play Alice In Wonderland in 7th or 8th grade. It was a grand production and I was the Lead Flower. You mock, but it was the only flower with a speaking part. Ha! I think we all focused on our own parts and I don't remember any required reading of the whole play or any critical analysis of it. It was more like - show up, audition and then rehearse and perform. I'm especially interested in that rabbit hole as a metaphor! Presumably there is a college course somewhere that requires the reading and critical analysis of the works of Carroll and I can't think of anything more fun to spend my spare time reading this Spring/Summer. .Keep in mind I've little spare time with a full time job, new gym membership, an upcoming quilt making class and a nearby baby granddaughter, but I'm enthusiastic. Yes, the passions all start with enthusiasm.
Did you read AIW and any of the follow-on books like Through The Looking Glass as a kid? As an adult? I'd love your comments.