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The Resource The story of Alice : Lewis Carroll and the secret history of Wonderland, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

The story of Alice : Lewis Carroll and the secret history of Wonderland, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

Label
The story of Alice : Lewis Carroll and the secret history of Wonderland
Title
The story of Alice
Title remainder
Lewis Carroll and the secret history of Wonderland
Statement of responsibility
Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Following his acclaimed life of Dickens, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst illuminates the tangled history of two lives and two books. Drawing on numerous unpublished sources, he examines in detail the peculiar friendship between the Oxford mathematician Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) and Alice Liddell, the child for whom he invented the Alice stories, and analyzes how this relationship stirred Carroll's imagination and influenced the creation of Wonderland. It also explains why Alice in Wonderland (1865) and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass (1871), took on an unstoppable cultural momentum in the Victorian era and why, a century and a half later, they continue to enthrall and delight readers of all ages. The Story of Alice reveals Carroll as both an innovator and a stodgy traditionalist, entrenched in habits and routines. He had a keen double interest in keeping things moving and keeping them just as they are. (In Looking-Glass Land, Alice must run faster and faster just to stay in one place.) Tracing the development of the Alice books from their inception in 1862 to Liddell's death in 1934, Douglas-Fairhurst also provides a keyhole through which to observe a larger, shifting cultural landscape: the birth of photography, changing definitions of childhood, murky questions about sex and sexuality, and the relationship between Carroll's books and other works of Victorian literature. In the stormy transition from the Victorian to the modern era, Douglas-Fairhurst shows, Wonderland became a sheltered world apart, where the line between the actual and the possible was continually blurred."--Publisher's Web site
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Douglas-Fairhurst, Robert
Dewey number
  • 828/.809
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4612
LC item number
.D67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Carroll, Lewis
  • Hargreaves, Alice Pleasance Liddell
  • Alice
  • Carroll, Lewis
  • Carroll, Lewis
  • Authors, English
Label
The story of Alice : Lewis Carroll and the secret history of Wonderland, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-472) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: snap -- Before Alice -- Alice -- After Alice -- Epilogue: unknown -- Notes -- Acknowledgements -- Credits -- Index
Control code
ocn893897271
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
488 pages
Isbn
9780674967793
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015002593
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40025044580
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimilies
System control number
(OCoLC)893897271
Label
The story of Alice : Lewis Carroll and the secret history of Wonderland, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-472) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: snap -- Before Alice -- Alice -- After Alice -- Epilogue: unknown -- Notes -- Acknowledgements -- Credits -- Index
Control code
ocn893897271
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
488 pages
Isbn
9780674967793
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015002593
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40025044580
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimilies
System control number
(OCoLC)893897271

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