Alice in Blunderland: An Iridescent Dream

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Alice in Blunderland: An Iridescent Dream
First edition cover of Alice in Blunderland
Author John Kendrick Bangs
Country United States
Language English
Genre Fantasy novel, Parody
Publisher Doubleday, Page, & Co.
Publication date
Pages xvi, 150

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".

The book features line drawings after the originals by John Tenniel which were drawn by Albert Levering.

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.[1]

2010 edition cover of Alice in Blunderland


  1. Off to Blunderland 3
  2. The Immovable Trolley 19
  3. The Aromatic Gas Plant 37
  4. The City-owned Police 56
  5. The Municipaphone 73
  6. The Department of Public Verse 92
  7. Ownership of Children 108


  1. ^ "Alice in Blunderland: An Iridescent Dream". Barnes and Noble. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 


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