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Lewis Carroll And Alice (Abrams Discoveries)

3.60  ·  Rating Details  ·  48 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
One golden summer afternoon in 1862, the young Oxford mathematics don Charles Dodgson shared a picnic with three little girls in a boat on the River Thames. One of the sisters, Alice Liddell, asked for a story with plenty of nonsense in it. The adventure he created for her under the pen name Lewis Carroll and the unforgettable characters he invented - the White Rabbit, the ...more
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Published June 2nd 1997 by Not Avail (first published January 1st 1997)
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Jul 09, 2012 Joyce rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of my "thrift store" finds, beautiful paper, illustrations, and photographs with minimal biography but "Documents" pages of excerpts from Carroll's works and detailed index. Offers much insight into Oxford/British society and cultural norms as well as into the life and mind of this most unusual mathematician and author.

This is not great literature, criticism, or biography, but I'd never thought much about Lewis Carroll before and now I'm at least minimally informed. Besides, it's a
Feb 24, 2008 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved learing about the most wonderful author in the world!
Jun 12, 2015 Sistermagpie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is a really nice, concise overview of Lewis Carroll's life. It's to the point and does a good job at explaining certain details that might be confusing to those of us who aren't Victorian professors at Oxford. There's also good use of detail--not a lot of overexplaining of everything, but certain bits dropped in that give you an idea of what he must have been like. For instance, explaining the rules of a logic game he created.
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Feb 16, 2016 Rose A rated it really liked it
An interesting and informative book about Lewis Carroll's life; I certainly learned a lot from reading this. I wish there had been more actual analysis of the significance of "Alice in Wonderland".
Jane Baker
I found the relationship he had with children disturbing! (Very MJ) The author doesn't say anything clearly, but leaves it up to the reader. But it's sort of a mystery! The pages cut out of his diary. The photograph of naked children (seen as acceptable in his time). The sudden end of his photography. The relationships with little girls. weird.
Aug 01, 2008 Judy rated it it was ok
Found this slim volume on my shelf and was attracted by the slick paper and photos. Was Dodgson weird? Yes, but his Alice was charming and way outside the box. Honestly, the 1862 Tenniel illustrations are my favorite part.
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