John Bull's Adventures in the Fiscal Wonderland
First edition cover of John Bull's Adventures in the Fiscal Wonderland
|Author||Charles Geake and Francis Carruthers Gould|
|Genre||Fantasy novel, Parody|
|Media type||Print (hardback)|
John Bull's Adventures in the Fiscal Wonderland is a novel by Charles Geake and Francis Carruthers Gould, written in 1904 and published by Methuen & Co. of London. It is a political parody of Lewis Carroll's two books, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.
The book features 48 drawings after the originals by John Tenniel which were drawn by Francis Carruthers Gould.
It is critical of the economic politics of the day, which John Bull tries to make sense of. A number of notable British politicians are identified in the book. Joseph Chamberlain is the Prefferwense, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, and the Knave of Hearts; Arthur Balfour is the March Hare and Humpy Dumpy; Archibald Philip Primrose is Tweedle-R., Henry Campbell-Bannerman is Twee-C.-B., Jesse Collings is the White Rabbit, and Spencer Compton Cavendish is the Dormouse.
- 1904 original edition available at the Internet Archive
- 1904 edition in html format
- 2010 modern edition Evertype ISBN 978-1-904808-51-0
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