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ContentsINTRODUCTION ALICE IN PALL MALLALICE AT LAMBETHALICE AND THE LIBERAL PA 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 needs historical 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 Memoirs of Madame de La Tour du Pin like Saki he was a good short story writer so I was expecting something better I Something in the Wine The Moonstone Series 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 Empire State Building: The Making of a Landmark landscape around 1900 that one needs historical 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

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STMINSTERALICE HAS TEA AT THE HOTEL CECILALICE GOES TO CHESTERFIELDTHE AGED MAN Ruth Golding reading for Librivox 5 starsLibrivox being free audio recordings read posted online by volunteers 5 starsAlmost everything by Saki 5 starsThe premise 5 starsMy ability to follow most of this parody based on my knowledge of the politics of his time 1 star My ability to apply some of the satire to politics in general 2 starsBut I ll bet that when these little parodies showed up in the Westminster Gazette people followed them with anticipation and relish Something in the Wine The Moonstone Series ll bet that when these Empire State Building: The Making of a Landmark little parodies showed up in the Westminster Gazette people followed them with anticipation and relish

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RTYALICE ANYWHERE BUT IN DOWNING STREETALICE IN DIFFICULTIESALICE LUNCHES AT WE Very uick and interesting read It s a series of short satires about British government using characters from Alice In Wonderland Interesting view of the early 1900 s


10 thoughts on “The Westminster Alice

  1. says:

    This is the second satire based on the characters that Lewis Carroll created in the Wonderland books that I have r

  2. says:

    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

  3. says:

    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 book meaningful and entertaining

  4. says:

    2½ stars While I enjoy Saki's humor this policital satire parodying Alice in Wonderland was too dated to be funny I did enjoy the illustrations

  5. says:

    Very uick and interesting read It's a series of short satires about British government using characters from Alice In Wonderland Interesting view of the early 1900's

  6. says:

    I can't rate this one as I have absolutely no knowledge of the political context it was written in It didn't make sense for me to read the book in the first place really

  7. says:

    1000 novels everyone must read the definitive listSelected by the Guardian's Review team and a panel of expert judges this list includes only novels – no memoirs no short stories no long poems – from any decade and in

  8. says:

    Ruth Golding reading for Librivox 5 starsLibrivox being free audio recordings read posted online by volunteers 5 starsAlmost everything by Saki

  9. says:

    Unless you are heavily into British politics circa 1900 this doesn't make a whole lot of sense unfortunately

  10. says:

    All the other comments are correct the humor is very specific to Saki's political era; all I can tell is that it was probably very funny back thenbut nowRead his other stuff

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