The Alice Behind Wonderland

The Alice Behind Wonderland

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On a summers day in 1858, in a garden behind Christ Church College in Oxford, Charles Dodgson, a lecturer in mathematics, photographed six-year-old Alice Liddell, the daughter of the college dean, with a Thomas Ottewill Registered Double Folding camera, recently purchased in London. Simon Winchester deftly uses the resulting image--as unsettling as it is famous, and the subject of bottomless speculation--as the vehicle for a brief excursion behind the lens, a focal… (more)


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Publisher: Oxford University Press (February 17, 2011)

Collection: Oxford University Press

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English