Alice in Blunderland: An Iridescent Dream
First edition cover of Alice in Blunderland
|Author||John Kendrick Bangs|
|Genre||Fantasy novel, Parody|
|Publisher||Doubleday, Page, & Co.|
|Media type||Print (hardback)|
Alice in Blunderland: An Iridescent Dream is a novel by John Kendrick Bangs, written in 1907 and published by Doubleday, Page & Co. of New York. It is a political parody of Lewis Carroll's two books, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.
It is critical of economic issues such as taxation, corporate greed, and corruption. Instead of entering Wonderland, Alice finds herself in "Blunderland", which is also described as "Municipal Ownership Country".
In 1902, Bangs had written a book inspired by Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, called Rollo in Emblemland.
Alice travels to Blunderland where nothing is supposed to be, children live in the Municipal House of the Children and the Duchess and the City are their parents. We find in this novel all the familiar characters made famous by Alice in Wonderland: the dormouse, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and others.
- CHAPTER PAGE I Off to Blunderland 3
- The Immovable Trolley 19
- The Aromatic Gas Plant 37
- The Cityowned Police 56
- Wrote on the side of a convenient 57
- Tea is served on every corner 64
- The Municipaphone 73
- Fined five dollars 83
- The Department of Public Verse 92
- Larger measure than was the custom 94
- It runs this way your honour 101
- VTI The Municipal Ownership of Children 108
- When they think nobodys looking 116
- Seizing her by the arm 122
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