The Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and the Secret History of Wonderland PB

The Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and the Secret History of Wonderland

here did Alice stop and ´Alice´ begin? The definitive biography of Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell, published for the 150th anniversary of Alice In Wonderland.

*Shortlisted for the 2015 Costa Biography Award*

*BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week *

Wonderland is part of our cultural heritage – a shortcut for all that is beautiful and confusing; a metaphor used by artists, writers and politicians for 150 years.

But beneath the fairy tale lies the complex history of the author and his subject: of Charles Dodgson, the quiet academic, and his second self, Lewis Carroll – storyteller, innovator and avid collector of ´child-friends´. And of his ´dream-child´, Alice Liddell, and the fictional alter ego that would never let her grow up.

This is their secret story: a history of love and loss, of innocence and ambiguity, and of one man´s need to make Wonderland his refuge in a rapidly changing world.

Drawing on previously unpublished material, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst traces the creation and influence of the Alice books against a shifting cultural landscape – the birth of photography, changing definitions of childhood and sexuality and the tensions inherent in the transition between the Victorian and modern worlds.
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  • Product code: 9780099594031
  • Barcode: 9780099594031
  • Added: Jan 16, 2017
  • Author: Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
  • Year of publication: 2016
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9780099594031
  • Book format: Paberback
  • Size: 198x128

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