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The Alice Behind Wonderland

Author : Simon Winchester
ISBN : 0190614544
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On a summer's day in 1858, in a garden behind Christ Church College in Oxford, Charles Dodgson, a lecturer in mathematics, photographed six-year-old Alice Liddell, the daughter of the college dean, with a Thomas Ottewill Registered Double Folding camera, recently purchased in London. Simon Winchester deftly uses the resulting image--as unsettling as it is famous, and the subject of bottomless speculation--as the vehicle for a brief excursion behind the lens, a focal point on the origins of a classic work of English literature. Dodgson's love of photography framed his view of the world and was partly responsible for transforming a shy and half-deaf mathematician into one of the world's best-loved observers of childhood. Little wonder that there is more to "Alice Liddell as the Beggar Maid" than meets the eye. Using Dodgson's published writings, private diaries, and of course his photographic portraits, Winchester gently exposes the development of Lewis Carroll and the making of his Alice. Acclaim for Simon Winchester "An exceptionally engaging guide at home everywhere, ready for anything, full of gusto and seemingly omnivorous curiosity." --Pico Iyer, The New York Times Book Review "A master at telling a complex story compellingly and lucidly." --USA Today "Extraordinarily graceful." --Time "Winchester is an exquisite writer and a deft anecdoteur." --Christopher Buckley "A lyrical writer and an indefatigable researcher." --Newsweek
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The Alice Behind Wonderland

Author : Simon Winchester
ISBN : 9780199753345
Genre : History
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On a summer's day in 1858, in a garden behind Christ Church College in Oxford, Charles Dodgson, a lecturer in mathematics, photographed six-year-old Alice Liddell, the daughter of the college dean, with a Thomas Ottewill Registered Double Folding camera, recently purchased in London. Simon Winchester deftly uses the resulting image--as unsettling as it is famous, and the subject of bottomless speculation--as the vehicle for a brief excursion behind the lens, a focal point on the origins of a classic work of English literature. Dodgson's love of photography framed his view of the world, and was partly responsible for transforming a shy and half-deaf mathematician into one of the world's best-loved observers of childhood. Little wonder that there is more to "Alice Liddell as the Beggar Maid" than meets the eye. Using Dodgson's published writings, private diaries, and of course his photographic portraits, Winchester gently exposes the development of Lewis Carroll and the making of his Alice. Acclaim for Simon Winchester "An exceptionally engaging guide at home everywhere, ready for anything, full of gusto and seemingly omnivorous curiosity." --Pico Iyer, The New York Times Book Review "A master at telling a complex story compellingly and lucidly." --USA Today "Extraordinarily graceful." --Time "Winchester is an exquisite writer and a deft anecdoteur." --Christopher Buckley "A lyrical writer and an indefatigable researcher." --Newsweek
Category: History

Walt Disney S Alice In Wonderland An Illustrated Journey Through Time

Author : Mark Salisbury
ISBN : 1484737695
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Nearly 60 years after Lewis Carroll's literal masterpiece Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was first published, a new filmmaker named Walt Disney created a silent film about a little girl named Alice and her adventures in Cartoonland. The pilot launched a 56-episode series and led Disney down a rabbit hole to form a company that would go on to become synonymous with fairy tales-including making further versions of the Alice story with the beloved 1951 animated film, the more-recent live-action versions, and several iconic Disney Park experiences. Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland: An Illustrated History delves behind-the-scenes of those whimsical worlds.
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Alice S Adventures In Wonderland And Through The Looking Glass

Author : Donald Rackin
ISBN : STANFORD:36105001728802
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Two of the world's most popular children's books, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1864) and Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There (1871) by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), are also the favorites of adults, who find profound observations in their delightful "nonsense." Carroll's education as a minister and a mathematician influenced his creation of stories that play upon common notions of wisdom, logic and reality. His humorous prose and verse fashion a world in which the familiar and expected are suddenly turned upside down. In her dream journeys Alice encounters fanciful creatures and situations--the Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Cheshire Cat, a tea party where it is always six o'clock--that challenge her assumptions about how the world is ordered, or whether it is ordered at all. Alice is in turn delighted and discouraged by the reversal of familiar rules in the places she visits; she is intrigued to meet such wondrous characters as live chessmen and yet confused about her own place in a world inhabited by usually inanimate objects. Generations of readers have been as entertained and puzzled as Alice herself when trying to understand Wonderland and the world behind the looking-glass. Donald Rackin's study of Carroll's masterpieces examines how, in addition to being classic works of entertainment and imagination, the Alice books address issues that concerned mid-Victorians on the brink of the modern era. Alice, a character representative of the assumptions, fears, and desires of her time, encounters a fast-paced, confusing, and disorderly world where rules do not apply, where inanimate objects come alive, and where everyone seems to be rushing but going nowhere. In many ways, the worlds Alice encounters are exaggerated versions of the evolving modern society that many Victorians feared. In chapters that explore the historical context, critical reception and interpretation of the Alice books, Rackin demonstrates how Carroll used fantasy and "nonsense" to mirror the frightening reality of a world transformed by mechanization, changing class relations, capitalism, and religious doubt. Rackin's study illuminates the texts by revealing how they are essentially concerned with the modern search for meaning in a rapidly changing and seemingly "mad" world, providing perspective on how these "nonsense" books explore fears and desires that are common to many generations. Rackin's study, the first book-length analysis of these works is over 50 years, will be welcomed by students and scholars of Victorian literature and culture.
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Alice S Adventures In Wonderland

Author : Lewis Carroll
ISBN : 0141192461
Genre : Fiction
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A fresh, practical approach to two of Lewis Carroll's most beloved works, which chronicle the magical, captivating adventures of Alice of Wonderland.
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Alice S Adventures In Wonderland And Through The Looking Glass

Author : Elissa Bradley
ISBN : 1845493192
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Elissa Bradley journeys through Wonderland grappling with theoretical issues and drawing on prior research in this engaging analysis.She examines the perspective that through the nonsense of the Alice books Lewis Carroll mirrors and mocks nineteenth century norms and values. Take a peek Through the Looking Glass as Elissa discovers the truth behind the melancholy music that is the White Knight s song, experiences confusion over the Mad Hatter s riddle, looks at why Havilland Chepmell's "Short Course of History" is described by a mouse as being the driest thing I know, finds reason behind the rudeness of the Wonderland creatures, attempts to makes sense of Humpty Dumpty s strange philosophy of language and learns the secret of the Jabberwocky poem!! During her debate of the added dimension to the Alice stories, Elissa speculates on how Carroll s personal life influenced the beliefs and accusations that are implied throughout this text of nonsense, in an attempt to understand not only the deeper meaning within, but also Carroll s arrival at such meaning. So take advice from the Caterpillar and: '"Come [with me ]!...I ve got something important to say!" - This sounded promising, certainly.'
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Alice S Adventures In Wonderland Through The Looking Glass

Author : Lewis Carroll
ISBN : 0062936611
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Lewis Carroll’s beloved classic stories are reimagined in this deluxe illustrated gift edition from the award-winning design studio behind the graphics for the Harry Potter film franchise, MinaLima—designed with stunning full color artwork and several interactive features. Originally published in 1865, Lewis Carroll’s exquisite Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass have remained revered classics for generations. The story of Alice, an inquisitive heroine who falls through a rabbit hole and into a whimsical world, has captured the hearts of readers of all ages. Perhaps the most popular female character in English literature, Alice is accompanied on her journey of trials and tribulations by the frantic White Rabbit, the demented and terrifying Queen of Hearts, the intriguing Mad Hatter, and many other eccentric characters. Lewis Carroll’s beloved companion stories Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass are reinvented on one volume by the talented design firm MinaLima, whose fey drawings of some of Western literature’s most famous characters will delight and enthrall, In addition, they have created interactive features exclusive to this edition, including: Alice with extendable legs and arms The rabbit’s house which opens to reveal a giant Alice The Cheshire cat with a pull tab that removes the cat and leaves the cat’s grin A flamingo croquet club that swings to hit the hedgehog A removable map of the Looking Glass world This keepsake illustrated edition—the sixth book in Harper Design’s series of illustrated children’s classics—will be treasured by for years to come.
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Alice S Adventures In Wonderland Annotated

Author : Lewis Carroll
ISBN : 1517308437
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This food in literature edition of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" celebrates the book's 150th anniversary by celebrating the food in Alice. Inside you'll find: 1. A biography of Lewis Carroll 2. A look at the role that food plays in the Alice books as well as the role that it played in the Victorian Era 3. 10 recipes for book clubs to try 4. A complete bibliography that lists all the research behind the food in literature edition "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" counts as one of the most popular pieces of children's literature of all time. It's a tumble down the rabbit hole that will leave you breathless with heady delight. Come join Alice as she makes friends with the Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit, matches wits with the Cheshire Cat, and manages to keep her head -- literally -- with the Queen of Hearts. This book is ideal for: 1. Foodies 2. Alice in Wonderland fans 3. History lovers 4. Book clubs 5. Young adults *The Kindle version of this book contains illustrations. The print version does not contain illustrations.
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Alice In Wonderland

Author : Raven Gregory
ISBN : 9781937068875
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Decades ago, a girl named Alice was sacrificed into the horror-filled realm of Wonderland but her terrifying and awe-inspiring experiences there have been shrouded in mystery. The one thing known is that her time spent in a world full of insanity left her a broken adult. However, her courageous will to survive is what ultimately saved humanity. Now the story of Alice's visit into Wonderland is fully revealed and the truth of the terror will be told in full! From Raven Gregory, Ralph Tedesco and Joe Brusha, the same minds behind Grimm Fairy Tales and Return To Wonderland comes the newest series. Follow Zenescope back down the rabbit hole and find a world of madness like you have never seen before!
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What Is The Story Of Alice In Wonderland

Author : Dana M. Rau
ISBN : 9781524791780
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Who HQ brings you the stories behind the most beloved characters of our time. Find out how Alice in Wonderland became a children's classic. Published in 1865 by British author Lewis Carroll, this fantasy adventure story introduced the world to Alice and introduced Alice to some very strange but beloved creatures, including The White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, and The Queen of Hearts. This silly tale that started out as a collection of stories written for one little girl became so popular that even Queen Victoria, the British monarch, couldn't put it down! Lewis Carroll, whose real name was Charles L. Dodgson, went on to write several sequels and other books, but Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Alice through the Looking-Glass are by far his most famous stories. Author Dana Meachen Rau takes readers through the book's history--from Carroll's initial inspiration--Alice Liddell--all the way to the movies, plays, and other adaptations that are entertaining fans today.
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Alice In Wonderland Coloring Book

Author : Jasmine Becket- Griffith
ISBN : 1925538672
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A phantasma of imagination and possibility on 104pages of premium quality 150gsm paper.Journey into lands, strange and familiar, as JasmineBecket-Griffith joins Alice on her adventures down the rabbit hole in 55 scenes of big-eyed wonder.Bring your own color to the pool of tears, the Madhatter's infamous tea party, the frog footman and somelooking-glass insects. Paint the roses red or invite the wrath of the Red Queen by making them blue, oryellow, or lilac, or every shade you like!Alice also ventures beyond the looking glass and into art history where she tackles Bosch monsters, posesfor Da Vinci, masquerades as a Bouguereau Princess and checks just how extremely late she is on a Daliclock. Wherever she goes, a little Wonderland goes with her and the Cheshire Cat is never far behind.Aimed at 'grownups' but absolutely suitable for all ages, with detailed intricacies as well as broad patchesand fun characters. Reference the colors in Jasmine's original paintings or branch out and follow yourown palette in Wonderland! Bring these faithfully created line works to life - and who knows where youmight end up! For the curiouser and curiouser, Jasmine has provided a description of each of the originalartworks.104 page book, Page size: 215 x 275 mm
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Alice S Adventures In Wonderland Decoded

Author : David Day
ISBN : 9780385682275
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This gorgeous 150th anniversary edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is also a revelatory work of scholarship. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland--published 150 years ago in 1865--is a book many of us love and feel we know well. But it turns out we have only scratched the surface. Scholar David Day has spent many years down the rabbit hole of this children's classic and has emerged with a revelatory new view of its contents. What we have here, he brilliantly and persuasively argues, is a complete classical education in coded form--Carroll's gift to his "wonder child" Alice Liddell. In two continuous commentaries, woven around the complete text of the novel for ease of cross-reference on every page, David Day reveals the many layers of teaching, concealed by manipulation of language, that are carried so lightly in the beguiling form of a fairy tale. These layers relate directly to Carroll's interest in philosophy, history, mathematics, classics, poetry, spiritualism and even to his love of music--both sacred and profane. His novel is a memory palace, given to Alice as the great gift of an education. It was delivered in coded form because in that age, it was a gift no girl would be permitted to receive in any other way. Day also shows how a large number of the characters in the book are based on real Victorians. Wonderland, he shows, is a veritable "Who's Who" of Oxford at the height of its power and influence in the Victorian Age. There is so much to be found behind the imaginary characters and creatures that inhabit the pages of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. David Day's warm, witty and brilliantly insightful guide--beautifully designed and stunningly illustrated throughout in full colour--will make you marvel at the book as never before.
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Alice S Wonderland

Author : Catherine Nichols
ISBN : 9781627885010
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Alice's Wonderland dives down the rabbit hole and looks at the dazzling ways that Wonderland has been imagined by artists, filmmakers, writers, and more. Get a behind-the-scenes looks at how the books were created, meet Alice Liddell, the inspiration for the fictional Alice, and view the original manuscript copy of Alice in Wonderland, illustrated in Carroll's own hand. The fantastical world imagined by Charles Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll) - where a white rabbit carries a pocket watch, a crying baby morphs into a squealing pig, and a flamingo is used as a croquet mallet - has inspired countless artists to produce some of their best work. Illustrators such as John Tenniel, chose to tackle the work directly, producing illustrations, films, and shows that strive to accurately depict Wonderland. Others, such as artist Salvador Dali and director Tim Burton, freely adapted Dodgson's creation, using it as a springboard for their own incredible interpretations. Lushly illustrated paintings, artwork, and sketches, Alice's Wonderland explores how artists in different fields like art, music, theater, film, and more have interpreted Carroll's works through the ages. A must-have book for any Alice fan.
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Lewis Carroll In Wonderland And At Home

Author : Belle Moses
ISBN : UCAL:B4578709
Genre : Authors, English
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...all their small joys sorrows--such great important things in their childworld; He often declared that children were three fourths of his life, and it seems indeed a pity that none of his own could join the band of his ardent admirers. Here he was, a young man still in spite of his forty years, holding as his highest delight the power he possessed of giving happiness to other people's children. Yet had anyone ventured to voice this regret, he would have replied like many another in his position: "Children--bless them! Of course I love them. I prefer other people's children. All delight and no bother. One runs a fearful risk with one's own." And he might have added with his whimsical smile, "And supposing they might have been boys!" CHAPTER IX. MORE OF "ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS." IX years had passed since Alice took her trip through Wonderland, and, strange to say, she had not grown very much older, for Time has the trick of standing still in Fairyland, and when Lewis Carroll pushed her through the Looking-Glass she told everyone she met on the other side that she was seven years and six months old, not very much older, you see, than the Alice of Long Ago, with the elf-locks and the dreamy eyes. The real Alice was in truth six years older now, but real people never count in Fairyland, and surely no girl of a dozen years or more would have been able to squeeze through the other side of a Looking-Glass. Still, though so very young, Alice was quite used to travel, and knew better how to deal with all the queer people she met after her experiences in Wonderland. Mirrors are strange things. Alice had often wondered what lay behind the big one over the parlor mantel, and wondering with Alice meant doing, for...
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Alice S Adventures In Wonderland

Author : Lewis Carroll
ISBN : 9781467732642
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Bored with reading a book with no pictures, Alice looks up and sees a white rabbit in a waistcoat. Curious, she follows. Tumbling down a rabbit hole after him, Alice leaves the rational world behind and enters a world of nonsense. A drink that makes you shrink and a cake that makes you grow, a floating cat that can turn invisible, a tea party stuck in a perpetual time loop, and an angry queen of playing cards all make Alice's head spin as she works her way through her confusing surroundings. This unabridged version of Lewis Carroll's fantastical English novel was first published in 1865 and includes original illustrations by John Tenniel from the 1897 edition.
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Alice S Adventures In Wonderland

Author : Lewis Carroll
ISBN : 1974091465
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This gorgeous 150th anniversary edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is also a revelatory work of scholarship.Alice's Adventures in Wonderland--published 150 years ago in 1865--is a book many of us love and feel we know well. But it turns out we have only scratched the surface. Scholar David Day has spent many years down the rabbit hole of this children's classic and has emerged with a revelatory new view of its contents. What we have here, he brilliantly and persuasively argues, is a complete classical education in coded form--Carroll's gift to his "wonder child" Alice Liddell. In two continuous commentaries, woven around the complete text of the novel for ease of cross-reference on every page, David Day reveals the many layers of teaching, concealed by manipulation of language, that are carried so lightly in the beguiling form of a fairy tale. These layers relate directly to Carroll's interest in philosophy, history, mathematics, classics, poetry, spiritualism and even to his love of music--both sacred and profane. His novel is a memory palace, given to Alice as the great gift of an education. It was delivered in coded form because in that age, it was a gift no girl would be permitted to receive in any other way.Day also shows how a large number of the characters in the book are based on real Victorians. Wonderland, he shows, is a veritable "Who's Who" of Oxford at the height of its power and influence in the Victorian Age.There is so much to be found behind the imaginary characters and creatures that inhabit the pages of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. David Day's warm, witty and brilliantly insightful guide--beautifully designed and stunningly illustrated throughout in full colour--will make you marvel at the book as never before.
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Behind The Looking Glass

Author : Sherry Ackerman
ISBN : 9781443804561
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Behind the Looking Glass offers a fresh perspective in the ongoing, contemporary deconstruction of the Carroll Myth. Through rigorous examination of numerous myths that have been hitherto unquestioned, Ackerman skillfully positions Lewis Carroll in the theological and philosophical contexts of his time. She uncovers a Carroll whose radical religio-philosophical counter-response to patriarchal materialism moved his intellectual journey, intentionally or otherwise, deep into the waters of mysticism. The image of Carroll as a dreary Victorian conservative gives way to that of a man with wide intellectual parameters, an inquiring mind and bold, far-sighted vision. Behind the Looking Glass demonstrates how nineteenth century currents of spiritualism, theosophy and occult philosophy co-mingled with Carroll’s interest in revived Platonism and Neoplatonism, showcasing the Alice and Sylvie and Bruno books as unique points of conjunction between Carroll’s intellect and spirituality. The scholarship in this work, while rigorous, is softly mixed with the kind of academic frivolity that Carroll himself might have enjoyed. Ackerman exposes a Carroll who, having lost belief in the theological and mythological master plots of earlier eras, turned toward the imaginative fiction of wonderlands rife with philosophical content in response to his instinctive hunger for cosmic coherence and existential order.
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