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The Westminster Alice 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 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 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 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 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 any language Originally published in thematic supplements – love crime comedy family and self state of the nation science fiction and fantasy war and travel – they appear here for the first time in a single list 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 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 Unless you are heavily into British politics circa 1900 this doesn't make a whole lot of sense unfortunately ContentsINTRODUCTION ALICE IN PALL MALLALICE AT LAMBETHALICE AND THE LIBERAL PARTYALICE ANYWHERE BUT IN DOWNING STREETALICE IN DIFFICULTIESALICE LUNCHES AT WESTMINSTERALICE HAS TEA AT THE HOTEL CECILALICE GOES TO CHESTERFIELDTHE AGED MAN 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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