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The story of Alice : Lewis Carroll and the secret history of Wonderland

Author: Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
Publisher: London : Harvill Secker, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version
Named Person: Lewis Carroll; Alice Pleasance Liddell Hargreaves; Alice, (Fictitious character from Carroll); Lewis Carroll; Lewis Carroll; Lewis Carroll; Alice Pleasance Liddell Hargreaves; Alice, Fictitious character from Carroll.; Alice, (Fictitious character from Carroll); Lewis Carroll; Alice Pleasance Liddell Hargreaves
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
ISBN: 9781846558610 1846558611 9781846558627 184655862X
OCLC Number: 906539853
Awards: Shortlisted for Costa Biography Award 2016.
Shortlisted for Costa Biography Award 2015.
Short-listed for Costa Biography Award 2016 (UK)
Description: 488 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Snap --
Before Alice --
Alice --
After Alice --
Epilogue: unknown --
Notes --
Acknowledgements --
Credits --
Index.
Responsibility: Robert Douglas-Fairhurst.

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