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The Alice behind wonderland, Simon Winchester

Label
The Alice behind wonderland
Title
The Alice behind wonderland
Statement of responsibility
Simon Winchester
Creator
Subject
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 guide at 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"--Provided by publisher
Summary
Utilizes the photograph of Alice Liddell that would serve as Lewis Carroll's muse for crafting the the world of "Alice in Wonderland."
Tone
Writing style
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381438
Cataloging source
BT
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Winchester, Simon
Dewey number
823.8
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Carroll, Lewis
  • Hargreaves, Alice Pleasance Liddell
  • Carroll, Lewis
  • Children's stories, English
  • Fantasy fiction, English
  • Literary criticism
  • Alice (Fictitious character : Carroll)
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
The Alice behind wonderland, Simon Winchester
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
The photograph in question -- The photographer-to-be -- Matters arising -- The rude mechanicals -- The first makings of art -- A portrait most perfect and chaste -- And then the girl became a lady
Control code
000046374509
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
110 p.
Isbn
9780195396195
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Label
The Alice behind wonderland, Simon Winchester
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
The photograph in question -- The photographer-to-be -- Matters arising -- The rude mechanicals -- The first makings of art -- A portrait most perfect and chaste -- And then the girl became a lady
Control code
000046374509
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
110 p.
Isbn
9780195396195
Isbn Type
(hardback)

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