The Real Alice in Wonderland - book by C.M. Rubin

"Yes, there is a real Alice in Wonderland, and without her, the greatest children's book of all time might never have been written. In a new biographical book, Liddell's descendants, authors C. M. Rubin and her daughter, Gabriella Rubin, reveal why the original Alice was instrumental to the novel written by Lewis Carroll in 1865. This creative, curious and magnetic girl grew up to become a widely loved and respected cultral icon both in England and around the world.

In rich detail, readers will discover the answers to these questions and more:
What really went on between Alice and Lewis Carroll?
How did becoming Alice in Wonderland alter Alice Liddell's life?
Are there other characters in the book based on real life people?
Why was Alice Liddell forced to sell the manuscript created for her by Lewis Carroll?
How was Alice's manuscript used to help children in need?
What is the Rubins' relationship to Alice Liddell?

The Real Alice in Wonderland is a magnificent coffee table book that contains more than 500 illustrations and photographs of Alice Liddell and her iconic namesake. In a first of its kind telling, the authors journeyed through England and the United States to capture the entire story of the young woman, her relationship with Lewis Carroll, her adult life spent as the object of obsessive love, as well as her many tragedies and triumphs."
(Quote taken from author's site)

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5 comments:

  1. Great post! I've always been interested in this story. This book is a must-read for me! Am going straight to my Amazon wish list!

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  2. I adore the story of Alice ( - as the one of Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie - ), Lewis Carroll was amazing.
    Very interesting post, thanks.
    bisous.

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  3. You're welcome!
    I think I'm more interested in this book than I am in Lewis Carroll's book which I recently bought but put aside. I like the idea of 'Alice in Wonderland' so adding the history behind it sounds intriguing!

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  4. I must get this book, Cheryl, thanks so much for posting it :D

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  5. Denise, you'll probably get it before I do!

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