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Robert Douglas-Fairhurst The Story of Alice

Lewis Carroll and the Secret History of Wonderland

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Vintage Publishing

UK

2016

Paperback

496

Standard

282176

978-0-09-959403-1

0-09-959403-X

Biography: literary

Annotation

This title was shortlisted for the 2015 Costa Biography Award. This is the secret story of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Wonderland is part of our cultural heritage. But beneath the fairy tale lies the complex history of the author and his subject. Charles Dodgson was a quiet academic but his second self, Lewis Carroll, was a storyteller, innovator and avid collector of 'child-friends'. Carroll's imagination was to give Alice Liddell, his 'dream-child', a fictional alter ego that would never let her grow up. This is a biography that beautifully unravels the magic of Alice. It is a history of love and loss, innocence and ambiguity. It is the story of one man's need to make a Wonderland in a changing world.

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