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The Resource Alice's adventures in Wonderland : decoded, by David Day

Alice's adventures in Wonderland : decoded, by David Day

Label
Alice's adventures in Wonderland : decoded
Title
Alice's adventures in Wonderland
Title remainder
decoded
Statement of responsibility
by David Day
Title variation
Alice's adventures in Wonderland decoded
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This gorgeous 150th anniversary edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is also a revelatory work of scholarship. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland--published 150 years ago in 1865 -- is a book many of us love and feel we know well. But it turns out we have only scratched the surface. Scholar David Day has spent many years down the rabbit hole of this children's classic and has emerged with a revelatory new view of its contents. What we have here, he brilliantly and persuasively argues, is a complete classical education in coded form -- Carroll's gift to his 'wonder child' Alice Liddell. In two continuous commentaries, woven around the complete text of the novel for ease of cross-reference on every page, David Day reveals the many layers of teaching, concealed by manipulation of language, that are carried so lightly in the beguiling form of a fairy tale. These layers relate directly to Carroll's interest in philosophy, history, mathematics, classics, poetry, spiritualism and even to his love of music--both sacred and profane. His novel is a memory palace, given to Alice as the great gift of an education. It was delivered in coded form because in that age, it was a gift no girl would be permitted to receive in any other way. Day also shows how a large number of the characters in the book are based on real Victorians. Wonderland, he shows, is a veritable 'Who's Who' of Oxford at the height of its power and influence in the Victorian Age. There is so much to be found behind the imaginary characters and creatures that inhabit the pages of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. David Day's warm, witty and brilliantly insightful guide -- beautifully designed and stunningly illustrated throughout in full colour -- will make you marvel at the book as never before."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1947-
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Day, David
Dewey number
823.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR4611.A73
LC item number
D39 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1832-1898
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Carroll, Lewis
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  • Carroll, Lewis
  • Alice
  • Carroll, Lewis
  • Fantasy fiction, English
  • Girls
Label
Alice's adventures in Wonderland : decoded, by David Day
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The full text of Lewis Carroll's novel with its many hidden meanings revealed by David Day"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 292-296)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : What's in a name? ; A portmanteau mind ; Wonder words and riddles ; The reason why
  • Part 1. Alice's adventures in Wonderland -- Prelude poem. All in the golden afternoon : three fatal sisters -- chapter 1. Down the rabbit hole : the White Rabbit -- chapter 2. The pool of tears : curious and curiouser -- chapter 3. A caucus-race and a long-tale : the Dodo and the Dodgson -- chapter 4. The rabbit sends in a little bill : a temple to science -- chapter 5. Advice from a caterpillar : De Quincey's caterpillar -- chapter 6. Pig and pepper : the kitchen oracle -- chapter 7. A made tea-party : a socialist tea party -- chapter 8. The Queen's croquet-ground : games in the garden -- chapter 9. The Mock Turtle's story : Ruskin and the Gryphon -- chapter 10. The lobster quadrille : stalking Tennyson -- chapter 11. Who stole the tarts? : trial of the heart -- chapter 12. Alice's evidence : a house of cards
  • Part 2. After Wonderland -- Sentence first -- verdict afterwards! -- From Alice to malice -- Through the looking-glass and beyond -- Last years
Control code
ocn893890108
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
xxii, 296 pages
Isbn
9780385682268
Lccn
2015462197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)893890108
Label
Alice's adventures in Wonderland : decoded, by David Day
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The full text of Lewis Carroll's novel with its many hidden meanings revealed by David Day"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 292-296)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : What's in a name? ; A portmanteau mind ; Wonder words and riddles ; The reason why
  • Part 1. Alice's adventures in Wonderland -- Prelude poem. All in the golden afternoon : three fatal sisters -- chapter 1. Down the rabbit hole : the White Rabbit -- chapter 2. The pool of tears : curious and curiouser -- chapter 3. A caucus-race and a long-tale : the Dodo and the Dodgson -- chapter 4. The rabbit sends in a little bill : a temple to science -- chapter 5. Advice from a caterpillar : De Quincey's caterpillar -- chapter 6. Pig and pepper : the kitchen oracle -- chapter 7. A made tea-party : a socialist tea party -- chapter 8. The Queen's croquet-ground : games in the garden -- chapter 9. The Mock Turtle's story : Ruskin and the Gryphon -- chapter 10. The lobster quadrille : stalking Tennyson -- chapter 11. Who stole the tarts? : trial of the heart -- chapter 12. Alice's evidence : a house of cards
  • Part 2. After Wonderland -- Sentence first -- verdict afterwards! -- From Alice to malice -- Through the looking-glass and beyond -- Last years
Control code
ocn893890108
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
xxii, 296 pages
Isbn
9780385682268
Lccn
2015462197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)893890108

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