The Resource The Alice behind wonderland, by Simon Winchester

The Alice behind wonderland, by Simon Winchester

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The Alice behind wonderland
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The Alice behind wonderland
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by Simon Winchester
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eng
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. Acclaim for Simon Winchester "An exceptionally engaging guideat 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"--
  • "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 Dodgson'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. "--
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Winchester, Simon
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823/.8
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not applicable
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LC call number
PR4611.A73
LC item number
W56 2011
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  • Carroll, Lewis
  • Carroll, Lewis
  • Hargreaves, Alice Pleasance Liddell
  • Alice
  • Fantasy fiction, English
  • Children's stories, English
  • Great Britain
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The Alice behind wonderland, by Simon Winchester
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  • Includes index
  • Electronic audio file
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digital storage
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online resource
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cr
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stereophonic
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spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
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1 sound file
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780062105356
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(electronic audio bk.)
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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digital
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Electronic reproduction.
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sound
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digital recording
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  • remote
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unknown
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80ABC76F-47C7-4B77-B1AD-510D471959BD
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  • (OCoLC)780401877
  • (TLC)erc0000024798
  • 828803
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Label
The Alice behind wonderland, by Simon Winchester
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes index
  • Electronic audio file
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- TK
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • not applicable
Extent
1 sound file
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062105356
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
unknown
Stock number
80ABC76F-47C7-4B77-B1AD-510D471959BD
System control number
  • (OCoLC)780401877
  • (TLC)erc0000024798
  • 828803
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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