By David Day
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland--published one hundred fifty years in the past in 1865--is a booklet many people love and think we all know good. however it seems now we have basically scratched the outside. pupil David Day has spent a long time down the rabbit gap of this kid's vintage and has emerged with a revelatory new view of its contents. What now we have right here, he brilliantly and persuasively argues, is an entire classical schooling in coded form--Carroll's reward to his "wonder baby" Alice Liddell.
In non-stop commentaries, woven round the whole textual content of the unconventional for ease of cross-reference on each web page, David Day finds the various layers of educating, hid by way of manipulation of language, which are carried so calmly within the beguiling kind of a fairy story. those layers relate on to Carroll's curiosity in philosophy, historical past, arithmetic, classics, poetry, spiritualism or even to his love of music--both sacred and profane. His novel is a reminiscence palace, given to Alice because the excellent gift of an schooling. It was once added in coded shape simply because in that age, it used to be a present no lady will be accredited to obtain in the other way.
Day additionally indicates how loads of the characters within the publication are in line with genuine Victorians. Wonderland, he exhibits, is a veritable "Who's Who" of Oxford on the peak of its strength and impact within the Victorian Age.
there's rather a lot to be stumbled on at the back of the imaginary characters and creatures that inhabit the pages of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. David Day's hot, witty and brilliantly insightful guide--beautifully designed and stunningly illustrated all through in complete colour--will make you surprise on the ebook as by no means before.
From the Hardcover edition.
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Decoded: The Full Text of Lewis Carroll's Novel with its Many Hidden Meanings Revealed by David Day