Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Decoded: The Full Text of Lewis Carroll's Novel with its Many Hidden Meanings Revealed

Alice s Adventures in Wonderland Decoded The Full Text of Lewis Carroll s Novel with its Many Hidden Meanings Revealed This gorgeous th anniversary edition of Alice s Adventures in Wonderland is also a revelatory work of scholarship Alice s Adventures in Wonderland published years ago in is a book many of

  • Title: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Decoded: The Full Text of Lewis Carroll's Novel with its Many Hidden Meanings Revealed
  • Author: David Day
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 381
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 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 classThis 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.From the Hardcover edition.

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    1. I'd probably give this 2.5 stars, but I wouldn't feel comfortable rounding up to give the book a 3-star rating on here.Before I start critiquing, I'll get my positives out of the way. I loved looking at all the art, and the physical design of the book is really quite stunning. The way the text is laid out on the page, with the text of the novel in one color and author's commentary in other colors, makes it pretty easy to follow and it's nice to look at.Onto what I didn't care for. When I read li [...]

    2. Probably not the way I'd recommend reading Alice in Wonderland for the first time. (in fact, I'm sure it's not) Too late now, I guess.A lot of the "decoded" hidden meanings were references to Oxford politics and classical mythology that seemed a bit of a stretch. Eh. Gives me plenty to think about if I ever want to write a satire children's book where the characters all represent my co-workers.

    3. SHOOK AF! The book itself is beautiful. The information given coinciding page by page with the full wonderland story makes it a very interesting read. Aesthetically pleasing. I found this book in my local library but I am going to buy it because I know it will haunt my dreams with visions of it's beauty if I don't. Carrrollian AF.

    4. Curiouser and Curiouser Having now read the original book the Disney classic film was based off on, with the mind of the author Lewis Carroll being decoded, it makes one wonder.

    5. Since my childhood, I have been developing something close to an obsession regarding "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". I have numerous different editions of the book, finding it fascinating how different illustrators interpret the work in their own way. As a child, I didn't exactly have the same relationship with it as I do now. Perhaps this is because, to many children, the strange world is quite scary and confusing, as much as it can also be a thing of delight. As I grew up and became more a [...]

    6. I had to give this book three stars because of the beautiful design. However, the content appeared to me to be written by someone with intellectual ADHD. In his anxiety to assign as many meanings to each character in Wonderland, he rivals Humpty Dumpty. In his view, each character has multiple identities which might or might not relate to each other. It's a little dizzying. I can't recommend it as a good read and suggest people fall back on the wonderful Annotated Alice by Martin Gardner or Pete [...]

    7. Stunning book. Beautiful design. Last quarter of the book dragged. Of course, I have no idea how much of the analysis and connections to believe. Entertaining and stimulating, regardless. Loved the Venn 4-letter, 5-letter & 6-letter systems on page 242. Made me want to quilt that beautiful pattern.

    8. Fans of the girl down the rabbit hole have much to celebrate this year. In addition to a new Tim Burton movie version of Through the Lookingglass, three glorious new editions of the original books are hitting the shelves in time for holiday giving. The Annotated Alice has set the bar for Alice criticism since its debut in 1959. Martin Gardner's succinct explanations of the mathematical riddles,Victorian literary allusions and Oxford gossip hidden in this most perplexing of children's stories sud [...]

    9. I really enjoyed this book. It was full of interesting insights and compelling information about one of my favorite stories. The only negative of mine was the format. I much preferred the format of Martin Gardner's "The Annotated Alice." In this book, much of the text is broken up into strange sections around the novel text, and one train of thought is often interrupted by another section of text. This required a high level of concentration just to tell what to read next. As someone who's not su [...]

    10. This was an okay book. The look behind Alice in Wonderland would probably have been more interesting had I now read a biography of Alice Liddell last year. I already know a lot of these facts so it didn't hold me as much as it could have.That said, it is an enjoyable read for anyone who loves the Alice story.

    11. While interesting to find out who he based various characters on and what happened to Alice in the 70 or so years after the story, I found the in depth explanations of the mathematical meanings to be way over my head. Rather annoying really.

    12. If you want to know the real story behind Alice in Wonderland, this is a great book. Insightful, brimming with references. And they used formatting excellently.

    13. An incredibly thoughtful work that acknowledges and addresses the various oddities that marked Charles Dodgson's life.

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