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Story of Alice

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst


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PUBLISHED: 4th February 2016
ISBN: 9780099594031
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2015 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARDThis is the secret history of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. But beneath the fairy tale lies the complex history of the author and his subject. Carroll's imagination was to give Alice Liddell, his 'dream-child', a fictional alter ego that would never let her grow up.
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  • Paperback
    $27.60
PUBLISHED: 4th February 2016
ISBN: 9780099594031
ANNOTATION:
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2015 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARDThis is the secret history of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. But beneath the fairy tale lies the complex history of the author and his subject. Carroll's imagination was to give Alice Liddell, his 'dream-child', a fictional alter ego that would never let her grow up.

Annotation

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2015 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARDThis is the secret history of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. But beneath the fairy tale lies the complex history of the author and his subject. Carroll's imagination was to give Alice Liddell, his 'dream-child', a fictional alter ego that would never let her grow up.

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2015 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD

This is the secret history of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Wonderland is part of our cultural heritage. But beneath the fairy tale lies the complex history of the author and his subject. Charles Dodgson was a quiet academic but his second self, Lewis Carroll, was a storyteller, innovator and avid collector of 'child-friends'. Carroll's imagination was to give Alice Liddell, his 'dream-child', a fictional alter ego that would never let her grow up.

This is a biography that beautifully unravels the magic of Alice. It is a history of love and loss, innocence and ambiguity. It is the story of one man's need to make a Wonderland in a changing world.

Author Biography

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst is a Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Magdalen College. His most recent book, Becoming Dickens- The Invention of a Novelist, won the Duff Cooper Prize.

Review

"It is the ultimate book about Alice - comprehensive and scholarly, but so delightfully and elegantly written that it's a true work of literature" -- Jacqueline Wilson "The Story of Alice is the best book on the myriad enigmas of Carroll's heart-breaking wonderland I have ever read" -- Robert McCrum Observer "Superb...toweringly the best of the dozens of books on Carroll which I have read" -- AN Wilson Financial Times "Douglas-Fairhurst is a startling and exciting writer" -- A.S. Byatt Spectator "This is biography at its best" -- Lyndall Gordon New Statesman

Prizes

Short-listed for Costa Biography Award 2016 (UK)

Product Details

Author
Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
Year
2016
ISBN-10
009959403X
ISBN-13
9780099594031
Media
Book
Publication Date
2016-02-04
Pages
496
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Subtitle
Lewis Carroll and The Secret History of Wonderland
Format
Paperback