Alice, Huck, Pinocchio, and the Blue Fairy: bodies real and imagined

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Author: M.L. Rosenthal
Date: Summer 1993
From: The Southern Review(Vol. 29, Issue 3)
Publisher: Louisiana State University
Document Type: Article
Length: 2,029 words

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Carlo Collodi's 'The Adventures of Pinocchio: Tale of a Puppet,' Lewis Carroll's 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' and Mark Twain's 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' all conclude with the loss of childhood. The three main characters make their way through worlds full of terrors created by the authors without being harmed and yet, in the end, all of them lose that freedom of unselfconsciousness. However, the characters do not regret this loss but rather it is the reader who misses the ability of the earlier Huck Finn, the puppet Pinocchio and Alice while still in Wonderland.

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