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    The Alice behind Wonderland / Simon Winchester.
    by Winchester, Simon.
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    Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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  • Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898. Alice's adventures in Wonderland
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  • Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898. -- Photograph collections.
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  • Hargreaves, Alice Pleasance Liddell, 1852-1934.
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  • Alice (Fictitious character from Carroll)
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  • Fantasy fiction, English -- History and criticism.
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  • Children's stories, English -- History and criticism.
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  • Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century
  • ISBN: 
    9780195396195 (hc.)
    Description: 
    110 p. ; 22 cm.
    Contents: 
    The photograph in question -- The photographer-to-be -- Matters arising -- The rude mechanicals -- The first makings of art -- A portrait most perfect and chaste -- And then the girl became a lady.
    Summary: 
    "In the summer of 1858, in a garden behind Christ Church in Oxford, Charles Dodgson--better known by his pseudonym Lewis Carroll--dressed the six-year-old Alice Liddell in ragamuffin's clothes, and then snapped the camera's shutter. In The Alice Behind Wonderland, Simon Winchester uses the famous photograph of Alice as the launching pad for an appreciative energetic and penetrating look at the inspiration behind, and the making of, one of the greatest classics of children's literature. Indeed, Winchester shows that Dodgson's love of photography deeply influenced his view of the world, helping to transform this shy and half-deaf mathematician into one of the world's best-loved observers of childhood. Much like the fictional Alice's world, as the photograph is subject to closer examination, 'Alice Liddell as The Beggar Maid' becomes curiouser and curiouser, capturing a moment during a golden afternoon that would endure forever. 'Alice Liddell as The Beggar Maid' was, in short, the muse that would inspire the creation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Deftly engaging with Dogson's published writings, private diaries, and photography, Winchester weaves together the poignant, turbulent, and entirely fascinating story behind Lewis Carroll and the making of his Alice."--Provided by publisher.
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    Includes bibliographical references and index.
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