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Lewis Carroll and Alice (New Horizons) [Paperback]

Stephanie Lovett Stoffel
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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Book Description

2 Jun 1997 New Horizons
One golden summer afternoon in 1862, the young Oxford mathematics don Charles Dodgson shared a picnic with three little girls in a boat on the River Thames. One of the sisters, Alice Liddell, asked for a story "with plenty of nonsense in it". The adventure he created for her under the pen name Lewis Carroll and the unforgettable characters he invented - the White Rabbit, the March Hare, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, amongst others - have enchanted generations of readers thoughout the world. The world of Lewis Carroll, whose powerful imagination gave us the timeless magic of "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass", is here vividly brought to life.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson; 1st edition (2 Jun 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500300755
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500300756
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 12.6 x 17.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 398,386 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars A colourful and comprehensive collection 25 Aug 2000
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This book is ideal for readers who know and love the 'Alice' books and want to learn more about the man behind the Lewis Carroll pseudonym--the Reverend Charles Dodgson. This is an example of a very modern looking book, colourful and visually exciting, with a concise and informative text. The reproduction of Dodgson's photographs, and the artworks and graphics that his stories have inspired, are superb. It is not a children's book as such although I'm sure that older children would find it enjoyable. I was fortunate enough to buy my copy in Oxford and to sit reading it in the grounds of the college where Dodgson lived for most of his life. Wherever you buy this book, however, it will immediately transport you back to Charles Dodgson's Oxford and Lewis Carroll's Wonderland.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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I have to admit that when this book arrived and I opened it, my first reaction was one of disappointment. There were just so many pictures on every page that I thought I'd bought a children's book by mistake.

As it turns out, I hadn't.

As I started to read this book, I found that the pictures are always relevant, nicely complimenting a thoughtful and informative text. This is NOT just a book for children, but for all fans of Lewis Carroll.

(Perhaps I should mention in passing that some people may think it unsuitable for children, as it briefly discusses Carroll's interest in photography and includes some of his pictures - including a few which were innocent enough to the Victorian sentiment, but may seem much less so to our current, more suspicious sensibilities.)

But in my own opinion, this mini-biography of Lewis Carroll is a delightful little book, and would be a perfect first step for anyone (of any age) who has read and enjoyed the Alice books, The Hunting of the Snark, or any of Carroll's other works.

It also has a list of suggested further reading for anyone who wishes to delve a bit deeper.
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4.0 out of 5 stars MIND-BLOWING AS A TRIP TO WONDERLAND! 28 Dec 2013
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SPOILER ALERT!!! This book will revolutionize your view of Lewis Carroll

Its well-researched, well-reasoned (if somewhat verbose & long-winded!) text undermines much of our assumptions about Carroll, his personality, his attitude to little girls, teenage girls and mature women (both single & married)

Ever wondered why he never was fully ordained?

Ever wondered the REAL reason Alice Liddell's mother appeared to dislike him?

Ever wondered why he ensured Tenniel's illustrations of the book Alice bore no resemblance to Alice Liddell?

Ever wondered why so much of his diary is "MISSING"?

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