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The Westminster Alice ContentsINTRODUCTION ALICE IN PALL MALLALICE AT LAMBETHALICE AND THE LIBERAL PARTYALICE ANYWHERE BUT IN DOWNING STREETALICE IN DIFFICULTIESALICE LUNCHES AT WESTMINSTERALICE HAS TEA AT THE HOTEL CECILALICE GOES TO CHESTERFIELDTHE AGED MAN Unless you are heavily into British politics circa 1900, this doesn t make a whole lot of sense, unfortunately. This is the second satire based on the characters that Lewis Carroll created in the Wonderland books that I have read, and I have to admit I m a bit dissapointed I like Saki, he was a good short story writer, so I was expecting something better I laughed at a some of the jokes, a few may even be relevant today, but I didn t really get most of the humor It seems to be written so straight into the British political landscape around 1900 that one needshistorical knowledge than I have to pr This is the second satire based on the characters that Lewis Carroll created in the Wonderland books that I have read, and I have to admit I m a bit dissapointed I like Saki, he was a good short story writer, so I was expecting something better I laughed at a some of the jokes, a few may even be relevant today, but I didn t really get most of the humor It seems to be written so straight into the British political landscape around 1900 that one needshistorical knowledge than I have to properly enjoy this satire Still it s interesting for anyone that is interested in how Lewis Carroll s work has been recycled over the years If I knew the politics of Boer War era Britain well, I bet I d find this hilarious And, as it is, there are some very funny and interpretable lines Alas, I m too unfamiliar with the cast of characters and the event to really get the humour. The illustrations are an important part of this book A familiarity with Alice in Wonderland and British politics of the early 20th century makes the bookmeaningful and entertaining.

  • ebook
  • 79 pages
  • The Westminster Alice
  • Saki
  • English
  • 03 March 2018

About the Author: Saki

Hector Hugh Munro, better known by the pen name Saki, was born in Akyab, Burma now known as Sittwe, Myanmar , was a British writer, whose witty and sometimes macabre stories satirized Edwardian society and culture He is considered a master of the short story and is often compared to O Henry and Dorothy Parker His tales feature delicately drawn characters and finely judged narratives The Open Window may be his most famous, with a closing line Romance at short notice was her speciality that has entered the lexicon In addition to his short stories which were first published in newspapers, as was the custom of the time, and then collected into several volumes he also wrote a full length play, The Watched Pot, in collaboration with Charles Maude two one act plays a historical study, The Rise of the Russian Empire, the only book published under his own name a short novel, The Unbearable Bassington the episodic The Westminster Alice a Parliamentary parody of Alice in Wonderland , and When William Came, subtitled A Story of London Under the Hohenzollerns, an early alternate history He was influenced by Oscar Wilde, Lewis Carroll, and Kipling, and himself influenced A A Milne, No l Coward, and P G Wodehouse


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