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The making of the Alice books : Lewis Carroll's uses of earlier children's literature

Author: Ronald Reichertz
Publisher: Montréal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1997.
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"In this inquiry, Ronald Reichertz, drawing examples from a wide range of children's literature, demonstrates that the Alice books are infused with conventions of and allusions to earlier works and identifies precursors of Carroll's upside-down, looking-glass, and dream vision worlds. Key passages from related books are reprinted in the appendices, making available many hard-to-find examples of early children's  Read more...
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Reichertz, Ronald, 1933-
Making of the Alice books.
Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1997
(DLC) 97900657
Named Person: Lewis Carroll; Lewis Carroll; Lewis Carroll; Lewis Carroll; Alice, (Fictitious character from Carroll); Lewis Carroll; Lewis Carroll; Lewis Carroll; Carroll Lewis; Alice, (Fictitious character from Carroll); Lewis Carroll
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Reichertz
ISBN: 9780773566651 0773566651
OCLC Number: 144144105
Description: 1 online resource (251 p.) : ill.
Contents: Introduction: Carroll's uses of "litterature" --
Representative specific sources and analogues --
The battle between religious, moral, and informational didacticism and imaginative literature for children --
"The world turned upside down" --
The looking-glass book --
Dream vision: Carroll's subsuming form.
Responsibility: Ronald Reichertz.
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Analyzes Lewis Carroll's "Alice" books in the context of children's literature from the seventeenth through the nineteenth century. This work discusses the didactic and nursery rhyme verse addressed  Read more...

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