Alice I Have Been
But oh my dear, I am tired of being Alice in Wonderland. Does it sound ungrateful?
This novel tells the story of Alice Liddell Hargreaves, a real girl that inspired Lew...more
E con questo libro il verdetto è finalmente raggiunto: a me le favole piacciono.
Ieri sera, mentre il verduraio sotto casa mi faceva gli Auguri di Natale, e guardavo distrattamente la nebbiolina mentre parlava, (nebbiolina quando si parla = molto freddo), io non vedevo l’ora di tornare a casa, prepararmi il tè, e tornare a leggere la vita di Alice.
Mi si chiederà: è una biografia attendibile? La storia della Musa ispiratrice di Lewis Carrol, è ampiamente documentata? Ebbe...more
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, chronicles the friendship, the emergence of the story of Wonderland, the falling out of the Carroll and the Liddell family, and Alice's path to adulthood, marriage, and old age. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel. The relationships and characters were well developed. I especially liked reading about Dodgeson (his name before published as Carroll) as a photographer (something odd there) and...more
Wow I really like this one so far!! At first I thought the Dodgson/Alice relationship was a little weird but I'm chalking that up to just reading Belinda and also recently Lolita.
This is a wonderful book and I am so happy I got to read the advanced reading copy. One of the things I loved about this book was how the author takes specific points in Alice's life to reflect her journey...instead of just a linear year by year recollection. Just as one exam...more
I was listening to the book via iTunes while I worked, and sometimes I would zone out a little (there are a few spots that are slow) but for the most part it kept me involved in the story. Benjamin's writing is lovely and she uses language well.
The story itself is told by an elderly Alice; it begins with Alice's childhood, and her relationship with family friend Charles Do...more
Alice has some pretty fair j...more
It's haunting, and really drives home how quickly your life passes by. It's a fictional (because no one knows "exactly" what all happened) look into the life of the "real" Alice of Alice in Wonderland, her heartbreaking relationship with Lewis Carroll (Mr. Dodgson), how she expected her life to play out, and how it ended up playing out.
First of all, the writing is beautiful. Absolutely perfec...more
I agree with other readers that Lewis Carroll's relationship with and photo's of young girls was indeed creepy and suspect, however, I loved Alice and the fact that part of the book is based on historical facts. Although I rated the book 4 st...more
I would say don't read this book if you love Alice in Wonderland and don't want to think badly...more
Who was the real-life Alice in Wonderland immortalized by Lewis Carroll, aka Charles Dodgson? In Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin, we see her as an irrepressible child, then a young woman who falls in love with a prince, and finally a mother and wife.
Alice I Have Been is an expertly woven story of Alice Pleasance Liddell's life that spans the Victorian era to the first World War. The first part, as told through...more
Bogen handler i høj grad om overgangene i et menneskes liv: Det at blive voksen, om overgangen fra barn til ung kvinde, den først...more
I was gonna give this book a 3 til I read what the author had to say at the end...This ticked me off!! What a load of crap!
So first she says that she wants to be clear about not having an agenda in writing this--that her personal opinions on how all this stuff may or may not have gone down totally is not what her book is about...and then in the same breath, she says just the...more