42 Word Review: The Alice Behind Wonderland by Simon Winchester

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The Alice Behind Wonderland

by Simon Winchester (Oxford University Press, 2011)

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Starting from a picture Charles Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll) took of seven-year-old Alice Liddell, Winchester examines how the off-kilter allure of Wonderland derived in part from Dodgson’s failed attempts to capture childhood’s essence through wedding his two budding obsessions: photography and Alice.

 

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