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Bibliography: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Carroll, Lewis

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Carroll, Lewis
Note Source
Journal 2/4/1901; Home Monthly 10/1897; Library 8/4/1900; Collected Short Fiction 1892-1912 275; Collected Short Fiction 1892-1912 167; 158
Note Relating to Cather

In a review of Dumas' Camille, Cather writes, "The death scene is usually made such an orgy of grief that it sometimes seems that Marguerite might, like in Alice in Wonderland, literally float in her tears."

In an 1897 Home Monthly article, Cather writes: "If there is somewhere a boy or girl who has reached the age of twelve without having read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland or her experiences in Through the Looking-Glass, I profoundly pity that same child."

In a 1900 Library article, Cather quotes from the Mock Turtle's song as she watches the fish in Lemuel Miller's garden pond.

In "The Treasure of Far Island," Douglass tells Margie that he wishes he had some of "the cake that Alice ate in Wonderland . . . ."

In "Flavia and her Artists," Arthur Hamilton has created a musical setting for Carroll's poem "Jabberwocky." In the same story, Will Maidenwood's and Frank Wellington's discussions about Wellington's works are compared to the endless wrangling between the lion and the unicorn. Other references to Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There can be found throughout the story.