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Alice in Waterland

Alice in Waterland: Lewis Carroll and the River Thames in Oxford by Mark J. Davies.

Published by Signal Books Ltd, Aug 2010.

ISBN: 978-1904955726

First edition paperback.

From the publisher:

A world-famous Oxford story from a new angle: the essential role played by the River Thames in the creation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.

It was on rowing trips with Alice Liddell and her sisters that Lewis Carroll (the Oxford don, Charles Dodgson) invented many of the tales which were later incorporated into his two books; it was on the river bank on 4 July 1862 that Wonderland had its birth; and it was from particular incidents on or near the Thames that Carroll drew inspiration for of the best-known episodes.

Combining excerpts from Carroll’s diaries and the ‘Alice’ books with contemporary images, memoirs, and fiction, Alice in Waterland sets the Oxford scene of the time, and sheds new light on the real places which stimulated Carroll’s imagination and on the real individuals who inspired such characters as the Hatter, the Sheep, and the Red Queen.

The book takes the reader on a literary journey of discovery along some ten miles of the picturesque yet changeable river of which the ‘merry crew‘ were all so fond.

Mark Davies is an Oxford local historian, guide, speaker, and writer.

Bought on Amazon: Alice in Waterland: Lewis Carroll and the River Thames in Oxford




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