Rollo in Emblemland

Rollo in Emblemland
First edition cover of Rollo in Emblemland
Author John Kendrick Bangs and Charles Raymond Macauley
Country United States
Language English
Genre Fantasy novel, Parody
Publisher Doubleday, Page, & Co.
Publication date 1902
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages xvi, 150

Rollo in Emblemland or Emblemland is a novel by John Kendrick Bangs, written in 1902 and published by R. H. Russell of New York. It is a tale inspired by the style of Lewis Carroll's book, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

In it, a young boy named Rollo falls asleep and finds himself not in Wonderland, but in "Emblemland", a place described by Cupid as "the home of all Emblems.... Emblems are signs and symbols. I'm an Emblem, because I am the symbol of love; Uncle Sam is the symbol of the United States, and John Bull is the symbol of England, and the Owl is the symbol of wisdom...."

The book features line drawings by Bang's co-author Charles Raymond Macauley

In 1907, Bangs wrote a parody of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland called Alice in Blunderland: An Iridescent Dream


  • Bangs, John Kendrick (2010) ISBN 978-1-904808-58-9


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