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Author Brooker, Will, 1970-

Title Alice' s adventures : Lewis Carroll in popular culture / Will Brooker
Published New York : Continuum, 2004


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Description xviii, 380 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Introduction : a mess of souvenirs -- 1. The many lives of Lewis Carroll -- 2. The man in white paper -- 3. Analysing Alice -- 4. Illustrators of Alice -- 5. The further adventures of Alice -- 6. Adapting Alice -- 7. Dark Wonderland -- 8. Fans -- 9. Pilgrimage
Summary "In this wide-ranging, incisive tour of twentieth-century popular culture, Will Brooker explores the ways in which Alice, Lewis Carroll's iconic character, has been used and adapted since her creator's death in 1898. Time casts varying shades on Carroll's own life and character as well: the Victorian era treated him as a saint, but since the 1930s, suspicious critics have questioned his relationship with Alice Liddell, and read darker shadows into his innocent fantasies."
"Yet while contemporary newspapers whisper about Carroll's supposed paedophilia and computer games present Wonderland as a depraved nightmare, our culture still cherishes the author and his work as symbols of timeless innocence. Disneyland continues to promote its safely sanitized Alice, while Britain sells Carroll heritage as a tourist attraction. Journalists sneer that our children would not be safe with Lewis Carroll, and at the same moment celebrate the release of a new Alice in Wonderland for young readers. Is it possible that we, not the Victorians, are the moral hypocrites?"--BOOK JACKET
Notes Originally published: 2004
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Table of contents also issued online
Subject Alice (Fictitious character from Carroll)
Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898 -- Adaptations -- History and criticism.
Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898 -- Appreciation -- English-speaking countries.
Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898 -- Characters -- Alice
Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898. Alice's adventures in Wonderland.
Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898. Through the looking-glass.
Alice (Fictitious character from Carroll) -- Juvenile fiction.
Children's stories, English -- Adaptations -- History and criticism.
Fantasy fiction, English -- Adaptations -- History and criticism.
Popular culture -- English-speaking countries -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Fiction.
LC no. 2004001489
ISBN 0826414338 (hardcover : alk. paper)
082641754X (paperback)