By Melanie Benjamin
Few works of literature are as universally cherished as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Now, during this spellbinding historic novel, we meet the younger woman whose vivid spirit despatched her on an unforgettable journey down the rabbit hole–and the grown lady whose tale isn't any much less enthralling.
But oh my pricey, i'm bored with being Alice in Wonderland. Does it sound ungrateful?
Alice Liddell Hargreaves’s lifestyles has been a richly woven tapestry: As a tender girl, spouse, mom, and widow, she’s skilled severe ardour, nice privilege, and larger tragedy. yet as she nears her eighty-first birthday, she is aware that, to the area round her, she is and should consistently be in basic terms “Alice.” Her lifestyles used to be completely dog-eared at one fateful second in her 10th year–the golden summer season day she advised a grown-up pal to jot down considered one of his fanciful stories.
That tale, a wild story of rabbits, queens, and a precocious younger baby, turns into a sensation across the world. Its writer, a shy, stuttering Oxford professor, does greater than immortalize Alice–he adjustments her existence eternally. yet even he can't cease time, up to he may well wish to. And as Alice’s adolescence slips away, a peacetime of glittering balls and royal romances supplies option to the pressing tide of war.
For Alice, the stakes couldn't be greater, for she is the mummy of 3 grown sons, squaddies all. but whilst she stands to lose every thing she treasures, one a part of her will continually be the decided, undaunted Alice of the tale, who came upon that lifestyles past the rabbit gap was once an striking 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 actually worthwhile of her fictional modify ego, in a global as alluring because the Wonderland basically she may motivate.
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Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin