Monday, 15 June 2015

The Enduring Wonder of Alice

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, which continues to endure in popularity. The Washington Post favorably reviews a new biography of Lewis Carroll entitled The Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and the Secret History of Wonderland by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst.

The biography sounds like an intriguing and well-written history of Carroll's life and his works.  For example, we learn that Carroll was interested in the paranormal and that he founded the Royal Society for Psychical Research in England.

The book also provides information on Alice Liddell, the child for whom the Alice books were written, as well as tracing the growth of the Alice "industry" since Lewis Carroll's death.

For the full text of the review, please click here.

Douglas-Fairhurst's biography of Carroll is available through Amazon.

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