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The Resource The Alice behind Wonderland, by Simon Winchester

The Alice behind Wonderland, by Simon Winchester

Label
The Alice behind Wonderland
Title
The Alice behind Wonderland
Statement of responsibility
by Simon Winchester
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Explores the inspiration behind Lewis Carroll's story "Alice in Wonderland, " discussing how his love of photography influenced his visions of Wonderland and revealing the circumstances surrounding the photograph that shaped his vision of Alice
  • 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. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winchester, Simon
Dewey number
823/.8
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR4611.A73
LC item number
W56 2011
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Carroll, Lewis
  • Carroll, Lewis
  • Great Britain
  • Hargreaves, Alice Pleasance Liddell
  • Fantasy fiction, English
  • Children's stories, English
  • Alice
Label
The Alice behind Wonderland, by Simon Winchester
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn641525313
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
110 pages
Isbn
9780195396195
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010053503
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1039186
  • (Sirsi) o641525313
  • (OCoLC)641525313
Label
The Alice behind Wonderland, by Simon Winchester
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn641525313
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
110 pages
Isbn
9780195396195
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010053503
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1039186
  • (Sirsi) o641525313
  • (OCoLC)641525313

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