Timelessness of Alice in Wonderland

One of my favorite things about AAiW is that it is not grounded in any particular time. There are very few trappings that would suggest a particular era. The rabbit carries a pocket watch, there is a wheelbarrow at his house. But mostly things are just people and tea and croquet and the seashore. The royalty is a bit anachronistic, but then it is anachronistic in reality too.

This is harder to capture today. Why doesn’t he have an iPhone? Or at least a kindle reader?

In our original draft of chapter 1, we will talk about a wristwatch instead of a pocket watch. And then just as we finish, Apple will probably come out with the iWatch.

So, what things are timeless? Especially in this age of flash-in-the pan technology?


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