The Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and The Secret History of Wonderland

Douglas-Fairhurst, Robert

Published by Harvill Secker
ISBN 10: 1846558611 / ISBN 13: 9781846558610
Used / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Traces the creation and influence of the Alice books against a shifting cultural landscape - the birth of photography, changing definitions of childhood and sexuality and the tensions inherent in the transition between the Victorian and modern worlds. Num Pages: 496 pages. BIC Classification: 2AB; BGL; DSBF; DSK. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 246 x 166 x 50. Weight in Grams: 926. . 2015. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by GoodReads:
3.72 avg rating
(247 ratings)

Synopsis: BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week. Wonderland is part of our cultural heritage - a shortcut for all that is beautiful and confusing; a metaphor used by artists, writers and politicians for 150 years. But beneath the fairy tale lies the complex history of the author and his subject: of Charles Dodgson, the quiet academic, and his second self, Lewis Carroll - storyteller, innovator and avid collector of 'child-friends'. And of his 'dream-child', Alice Liddell, and the fictional alter ego that would never let her grow up. This is their secret story: a history of love and loss, of innocence and ambiguity, and of one man's need to make Wonderland his refuge in a rapidly changing world. Drawing on previously unpublished material, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst traces the creation and influence of the Alice books against a shifting cultural landscape - the birth of photography, changing definitions of childhood and sexuality and the tensions inherent in the transition between the Victorian and modern worlds.

Product Description: Robert Douglas-Fairhurst illuminates two entangled lives: the Oxford mathematician Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) and Alice Liddell, the child for whom he invented the Alice stories. This relationship influenced Carroll?s imaginative creation of Wonderland?a sheltered world apart during the stormy transition from the Victorian to the modern era

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and The ...
Publisher: Harvill Secker
Book Condition: New

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Douglas-Fairhurst, Robert
ISBN 10: 1846558611 ISBN 13: 9781846558610
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR006706302

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
4.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.89
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Douglas-Fairhurst, Robert
Published by Vintage Digital (2015)
ISBN 10: 1846558611 ISBN 13: 9781846558610
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Better World Books Ltd
(Dunfermline, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Digital, 2015. Book Condition: Very Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP86525823

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
18.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds