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 Liddell, and the fictional alter ego that would never let her grow up.

This is their secret story: a history of love and loss, of innocence and ambiguity, and of one man’s need to make Wonderland his refuge in a rapidly changing world.

Drawing on previously unpublished material, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst traces the creation and influence of the Alice books against a shifting cultural landscape – the birth of photography, changing definitions of childhood and sexuality and the tensions inherent in the transition between the Victorian and modern worlds.

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ISBN/EAN 9781846558627
Author Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Harvill Secker
Publication date 1 Apr 2015
Format Paperback
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The Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and the Secret History of Wonderland

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
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Where did Alice stop and 'Alice' begin? The definitive biography of Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell, published for the 150th anniversary of Alice In Wonderland.

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