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The Alice behind wonderland, by Simon Winchester

Label
The Alice behind wonderland
Title
The Alice behind wonderland
Statement of responsibility
by Simon Winchester
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In the summer of 1858, in a garden behind Christ Church in Oxford, Charles Dodgson--better known by his pseudonym Lewis Carroll--dressed the six-year-old Alice Liddell in ragamuffin's clothes, and then snapped the camera's shutter. In The Alice Behind Wonderland, Simon Winchester uses the famous photograph of Alice as the launching pad for an appreciative energetic and penetrating look at the inspiration behind, and the making of, one of the greatest classics of children's literature. Indeed, Winchester shows that Dodgson's love of photography deeply influenced his view of the world, helping to transform this shy and half-deaf mathematician into one of the world's best-loved observers of childhood. Much like the fictional Alice's world, as the photograph is subject to closer examination, 'Alice Liddell as The Beggar Maid' becomes curiouser and curiouser, capturing a moment during a golden afternoon that would endure forever. 'Alice Liddell as The Beggar Maid' was, in short, the muse that would inspire the creation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Deftly engaging with Dogson's published writings, private diaries, and photography, Winchester weaves together the poignant, turbulent, and entirely fascinating story behind Lewis Carroll and the making of his Alice. Acclaim for Simon Winchester "An exceptionally engaging guideat home everywhere, ready for anything, full of gusto and seemingly omnivorous curiosity." --Pico Iyer, The New York Times Book Review "A master at telling a complex story compellingly and lucidly." --USA Today "Extraordinarily graceful." --Time "Winchester is an exquisite writer and a deft anecdoteur." --Christopher Buckley "A lyrical writer and an indefatigable researcher." --Newsweek"--
  • "In the summer of 1858, in a garden behind Christ Church in Oxford, Charles Dodgson--better known by his pseudonym Lewis Carroll--dressed the six-year-old Alice Liddell in ragamuffin's clothes, and then snapped the camera's shutter. In The Alice Behind Wonderland, Simon Winchester uses the famous photograph of Alice as the launching pad for an appreciative energetic and penetrating look at the inspiration behind, and the making of, one of the greatest classics of children's literature. Indeed, Winchester shows that Dodgson's love of photography deeply influenced his view of the world, helping to transform this shy and half-deaf mathematician into one of the world's best-loved observers of childhood. Much like the fictional Alice's world, as the photograph is subject to closer examination, 'Alice Liddell as The Beggar Maid' becomes curiouser and curiouser, capturing a moment during a golden afternoon that would endure forever. 'Alice Liddell as The Beggar Maid' was, in short, the muse that would inspire the creation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Deftly engaging with Dodgson's published writings, private diaries, and photography, Winchester weaves together the poignant, turbulent, and entirely fascinating story behind Lewis Carroll and the making of his Alice. "--
Summary
Utilizes the photograph of Alice Liddell that would serve as Lewis Carroll's muse for crafting the the world of "Alice in Wonderland."
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381438
Cataloging source
DLC
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Winchester, Simon
Dewey number
823/.8
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR4611.A73
LC item number
W56 2011
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Carroll, Lewis
  • Carroll, Lewis
  • Great Britain
  • Hargreaves, Alice Pleasance Liddell
  • Fantasy fiction, English
  • Children's stories, English
  • Alice (Fictitious character : Carroll)
  • HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Children's Literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
Target audience
adult
Label
The Alice behind wonderland, by Simon Winchester
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Publication
Contents
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Control code
2010053503
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9780195396195
Lccn
2010053503
Label
The Alice behind wonderland, by Simon Winchester
Publication
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- TK
Control code
2010053503
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9780195396195
Lccn
2010053503

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