Lewis Carroll-Inspired Literary Fiction
Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery!
Lewis Carroll’s works and life have inspired countless other authors since his time, and continue to do so today. In some cases, Carroll’s characters, or their thinly-veiled counterparts, make surprise appearances in novels. Sometimes Carroll (or Mr. Dodgson) makes an appearance himself! In others, no Carroll characters appear, but the themes, wordplay, and general atmosphere of surreal nonsense and logical illogic are unmistakably Carrollian. Almost 150 years after the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Carroll remains one of the most influential authors in the entire world. Below are links to but a handful of Carroll-inspired works of fiction by other authors.
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- James Joyce: Finnegans Wake
- Philip José Farmer: the Riverworld series (Fantasy; a grown-up Alice Liddell is a character)
- Douglas Hofstadter: Gödel, Escher, Bach
- Joyce Carol Oates: Wonderland
- Adam Gopnik: The King in the Window
- Jeff Noon: Automated Alice and the Vurt series
- Kate Atkinson: Human Croquet and Emotionally Weird
- Wikipedia Encyclopedia’s extensive list of Carroll-inspired works