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Bibliography: Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There by Carroll, Lewis

Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There
Carroll, Lewis
Note Source
Collected Short Fiction 1892-1912 411; Home Monthly 10/1897; Courier 10/30/1897; Collected Short Fiction 1892-1912 167; 158
Note Relating to Cather

In "The Prodigies," Elsie Mackenzie cries when Carroll's Through the Looking Glass cannot be found and her nurse cannot recite "The Walrus and the Carpenter."

In a 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 Through the Looking-Glass, I profoundly pity that same child."

In a 1897 Courier Cather quotes a fragment from "The Walrus and the Carpenter" in a piece on the Pittsburgh art scene; she accurately remarks that the lines are "not quoted correctly, and I know someone in Lincoln who will catch me up on it, but never mind...."

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.