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Readers will follow this title down the rabbit hole to discover the world of the real Alice who inspired Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.  The book moves seamlessly through the life of Alice Pleasance Liddell from her childhood in the halls of the University of Oxford through her final days as a woman whose name was renowned—yet she had not even considered publishing an autobiography. 

The Real Alice in Wonderland is simply lovely.  The juxtaposed pictures of everything—from Oxford’s scenery to pictures of Alice to a host of story illustrations—captivate readers and drive the storyline.  This is a wonderful treatment of a biography and the format makes it widely accessible. 
 
The information is quite thorough:  the reader is guided through Alice’s family life as a child to her lost love with Prince Leopold and her humanitarian efforts.  This offering paints a full picture of Alice, not only as the child who has captivated literature, but as a woman who was truly ahead of her time.
 
This is a purchase that will do well with a range of people and should be offered as a standard accompaniment to Alice in Wonderland.  It would do well in a public library as the illustrations and pictures will make it quite popular.


 

(Robbie Flowers Voya Magazine)

The Real Alice in Wonderland is simply lovely.  The juxtaposed pictures of everything—from Oxford’s scenery to pictures of Alice to a host of story illustrations—captivate readers and drive the storyline.  This is a wonderful treatment of a biography and the format makes it widely accessible. Robbie Flowers - Voya Magazine

Filled with photographs, original artwork, archival material, and set against richly designed pages, this is a browser’s delight that gives both a sense of the times as well as a look at its subjects.  Ilene Cooper - Booklist

Filled with new and archival photos of locations integral to their lives, letters from Dodgson to Alice (and vice versa), much of the art and artistry that inspired and/or became part of the Wonderland universe, and much more, the book manages to not only share this grand adventure, but take you along for the ride as well. - Marc Eastman - "Are You Screaming?"

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The Real Alice in Wonderland book is dedicated to all those who inspire the minds and souls of human beings.
What does it mean to inspire?  In the Victorian age, when few children escaped tradition, Alice Pleasance Liddell inspired the greatest children’s story of all time, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.  This book brought Alice and Lewis Carroll together for their lifetimes and forever.  The story behind the story is a rich history of a very creative, curious, and magnetic young girl who grew up to become a cultural icon and one of the most celebrated women of the last 100 years.  It is a story of love, tragedy, duty, courage and loyalty to family and country – that will surprise and deeply move you.  It will make you think again about what it means to inspire.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Authorhouse; 1st edition (March 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449081312
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449081317
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 0.8 x 12.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,076,122 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Two reasons to buy this book: it's a attractive "coffee table" book and it has some rare material about Alice Liddell and those who knew her. The book is large and profusely illustrated. It's a pleasure just to open it and browse the contents. Those who wish to dig deeper can read some seldom seen material, such as excerpts of Charles Dodgson's correspondence to Alice after his falling out with Alice's mother. However, this book is not a biography of Alice, nor does it claim to be such. The book only shows a small number of the pictures of Alice and her sisters taken by Charles Dodgson. Overall, the book is well produced. About the only drawback is some images and illustrations appear multiple times in the book. Also, I noticed one caption under a photograph is incorrect (page 36, center photo, Lorina is on the left, Alice is on the right).
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I have been a fan of the Alice stories and of Carroll's poetry all my life. This book is an amazing compliment to them. Using a potpourri of intricately interwoven images, story, and historical narrative, the "Real Alice" creates a world every bit as colorful, dramatic, and enthralling as the world Alice found down the rabbit hole. The inspiration for a children's story is seen as an amazing woman who battled her way through difficulties and tragedy and came through triumphant, even regal. The way the book weaves together elements of Alice Liddell's life and images from the stories she inspired brings richness to both. In this case, the whole is more than the sum of the parts! No lover of Alice should be without this book. Great for coffee tables and gifts!
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The name of the coffe-table book is"The real Alice in wonderland"It has less than 200 pages,most of which are cluttered with photographs of people DRESSED UP AS EITHER ALICE OR AS CHARECTERS OUT OF THE"WONDERLAND"BOOKS.I belive this sort of thing is called"cosplay"amongst the young and while it is nice that these moderns apparently like the"Alice in wonderland"stories enough to dress up in this manner they are NOT the"real"alice in wonderland.The real alice,Alice Liddell,has had several REAL books written about her REAL life.This is not one of them.Yes,there are some photos of the real alice and her family members tucked away amongst the pages here,as well as a few paragraphs here and there devoted to the REAL events in the REAL Alice's life,but overall this book is a major disappointment.
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I run a blog about everything Alice and collect related books. I had bought this book under the impression that it was a biography. I was mistaken and I should have read more reviews. It is a "coffee table" book.

Coffee table books can be beautiful and informative, but I was still rather disappointed. If I have a positive thing to say is that I have read so much about Alice Liddell now that I have not read anywhere else. However, some of the details I know are wrong so I don't know how reliable this information is (for instance, Dean Liddell inspired the White Rabbit and used a "rabbit-hole" staircase is inaccurate; the staircase wasn't even made until after the book was published. Mary Prickett was suspected to have inspired the Red Queen, NOT the Queen of Hearts. Well, I can nitpick for ages). I don't think they can represent Alice correctly when I know they're representing Mr. Dodgson incorrectly (I'm still annoyed by the phrase "awkward don"). The only helpful thing from this book is its bibliography which I hope to find better citations from.

I have the impression coffee table books are supposed to look...good. This looks like it was put together by an amateur. The arrangement of the pictures are sometimes downright awful. There's a lot of Victorian, flowery nonsense inserted as well. On one page, a rose even covers a word of text. Some of the pictures are even pixellated. Someone has tried to cut out the background of pictures lazily and it looks awful. A basic rule of text in graphic design is to make text readable and only use "cursive" text as an accent. For the most part, it's readable but they do use the cursive text too much. I find myself annoyed trying to read that font. The formatting of the text could be better as well.
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Bought this for my "Alice fanatic" girlfriend, this is her review.

Mother and daughter co-authors C.M. Rubin and Gabriella Rubin bring their informed admiration of Alice Liddell to "The Real Alice in Wonderland:a role model for the ages". Bursting with pictures, Alice's life is lovingly chronicled. Journey through her early days in Victorian-era Oxford to her joy at a private premiere screening of the first "Alice" film in 1930. Nice inclusions are photos of Alice Liddell's gravesite, her impassioned correspondence with Prince Leopold, and life with husband Regi Hargreaves. Section on "Alice the Humanitarian" shows her influence reaching beyond Wonderland. Concluding with an amazing full page photo of an elderly Alice Liddell with the two books she inspired, her twinkling eyes and proud smile are every bit "Alice in Wonderland". Not much is made of the Dodgson controversy.

At first glance it's gorgeous. Assembled as a scrapbook, "The Real Alice" is a nice nod to the popularity of scrap-booking during the era of Alice's childhood. Notable photos from Alice Liddell's life are layered with Victorian ephemera, famous illustrations, and quotes. Unfortunately, many of the more modern location photos are extremely dark and of poor quality. Several selections (cut outs) on pictures/ephemera are poorly executed. White cut out lines are visible and do not appear intentional. Strangely, an entire page is devoted to an album cover by Jewel? Appears more advertisement than "Alice" homage. Family snapshots of the authors visiting historical Alice sites show love for their subject and add a personal touch, yet are too unpolished for inclusion. Several pages are printed in a hard to read scripted font. All this surprising given Art/designer Deborah Frano's credentials..
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