Alice I have been : a novel / Melanie Benjamin.

By: Benjamin, Melanie, 1962- [author.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2009Edition: 1st edDescription: viii, 351 p. ; 22 cmISBN: 9780385344135 (hbk.); 9780732291426Subject(s): Oxford (England) -- Fiction | Hargreaves, Alice Pleasance Liddell, 1852-1934 -- Fiction | Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge, 1832-1898 -- FictionDDC classification: 813/.6 LOC classification: PS3602.E6638 | A79 2010Summary: "Alice Liddell Hargreaves{u2019}s life has been a richly woven tapestry... But as she nears her eighty-first birthday, she knows that, to the world around her, she is and will always be only Alice. Her life was permanently dog-eared at one fateful moment in her tenth year - the golden summer day she urged a grown-up friend to write down one of his fanciful stories. That story... becomes a sensation the world over. Its author, a shy, stuttering Oxford professor, does more than immortalize Alice - he changes her life forever... And as Alice{u2019}s childhood slips away, a peacetime of glittering balls and royal romances gives way to the urgent tide of war. For Alice, the stakes could not be higher, for she is the mother of three grown sons, soldiers all. Yet even as she stands to lose everything she treasures, one part of her will always be the determined, undaunted Alice of the story, who discovered that life beyond the rabbit hole was an astonishing journey."--Publisher description.
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"Alice Liddell Hargreaves{u2019}s life has been a richly woven tapestry... But as she nears her eighty-first birthday, she knows that, to the world around her, she is and will always be only Alice. Her life was permanently dog-eared at one fateful moment in her tenth year - the golden summer day she urged a grown-up friend to write down one of his fanciful stories. That story... becomes a sensation the world over. Its author, a shy, stuttering Oxford professor, does more than immortalize Alice - he changes her life forever... And as Alice{u2019}s childhood slips away, a peacetime of glittering balls and royal romances gives way to the urgent tide of war. For Alice, the stakes could not be higher, for she is the mother of three grown sons, soldiers all. Yet even as she stands to lose everything she treasures, one part of her will always be the determined, undaunted Alice of the story, who discovered that life beyond the rabbit hole was an astonishing journey."--Publisher description.

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