By Melanie Benjamin
Few works of literature are as universally liked as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Now, during this spellbinding ancient novel, we meet the younger woman whose vivid spirit despatched her on an unforgettable journey down the rabbit hole–and the grown girl whose tale isn't any much less enthralling.
But oh my expensive, i'm uninterested in being Alice in Wonderland. Does it sound ungrateful?
Alice Liddell Hargreaves’s existence has been a richly woven tapestry: As a tender girl, spouse, mom, and widow, she’s skilled excessive ardour, nice privilege, and larger tragedy. yet as she nears her eighty-first birthday, she is familiar with that, to the realm round her, she is and should continuously be purely “Alice.” Her lifestyles used to be completely dog-eared at one fateful second in her 10th year–the golden summer time day she instructed a grown-up good friend to put in writing considered one of his fanciful stories.
That tale, a wild story of rabbits, queens, and a precocious younger baby, turns into a sensation internationally. Its writer, a shy, stuttering Oxford professor, does greater than immortalize Alice–he alterations her lifestyles endlessly. yet even he can't cease time, up to he could prefer to. And as Alice’s early life slips away, a peacetime of glittering balls and royal romances offers method to the pressing tide of war.
For Alice, the stakes couldn't be better, for she is the mummy of 3 grown sons, infantrymen all. but at the same time she stands to lose every thing she treasures, one a part of her will consistently be the decided, undaunted Alice of the tale, who stumbled on that existence past the rabbit gap used to be an magnificent journey.
A love tale and a literary secret, Alice i've got Been brilliantly blends truth and fiction to trap the passionate spirit of a lady who was once really worthwhile of her fictional adjust ego, in an international as appealing because the Wonderland simply she may well encourage.
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Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin