Marie, Alice, Dorothy, Wendy

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Registered: 07-30-2004
Marie, Alice, Dorothy, Wendy
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Mon, 02-03-2014 - 12:46pm

      Marie is from the story “Nußknacker und Mausekönig” ("Nutcracker and King of Mice") by E. T. A. Hoffmann (first published in 1816)

      Alice is from the story “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll (first published in 1865)

      Dorothy is from the story ”The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum (first published in 1900)

      Wendy is from the story “Peter and Wendy” by J. M. Barrie (first published in 1911)

      What I feel connects these four literary personages is that they are all girls who, within their stories, experience fantastic “adventures” by going on fantastic voyages.  For various reasons these stories interest me and I plan to use this thread to post my feelings and thoughts regarding these stories and what I understand about the history of these stories.  I realize that there is a board dealing with young adult stories, but I feel it is hidden and in the best of circumstances it seems to me that not many people visit these boards.  Further, while the stories may generally be considered to be children’s stories, they also could be enjoyed by adults and despite being an adult I do enjoy them.

      Tom,

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Thu, 02-06-2014 - 2:36pm

      Possible Spoiler Alert!

      Originally when I started this tread I planned to post my feelings and thoughts regarding these stories and what I understand about the history of these stories.  Since then I thought that when writing about my feelings and thoughts I may write things that some might see as spoilers in that they give information regarding the story that the reader may not know.  On the other hand I’ve thought that may not be a problem in that while my guess is that most people have not read the original books, most people may be familiar with the stories through stage productions, movies and abbreviated stories.  I would like to know if there is any policy regarding spoilers.  In any case I plan that the next few posts will deal with the history of the stories and therefore would not contain any spoilers.  If I decide to post anything that might be considered to be spoilers I will again alert readers to that possibility.  Kindly let me know what is the policy regarding possible spoilers.

      Tom,

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