This book explores the relationship between Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) and young Alice Liddell, of Alice in Wonderland fame.
It was very interesting but drew heavily on the photos that Dodgson took of Alice. Yet not a single photograph was included in the book! I had to google the images to know what was being referenced.
But if, like I, you loved Alice in Wonderland, this is a great accompanying piece.
As a novelization of the relationship between Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) and Alice Liddell, his muse for "Alice in Wonderland", I felt the author really captured the spirit and attitudes of the Victorian age. For someone not familiar with Dodgson's photography and life story, I am not sure if they would find the book as fascinating as I did. The text does make many references to his photography, yet the book only has one image. If you are not familiar with Dodgson's photography, I would strongly suggest a visit to Princeton University Library website (http://libweb2.princeton.edu/rbsc2/portfolio/lc-all-list.html) as they have a very large collection of Dodgson's work, which can be viewed online. I found this book to be well-researched, well-written and both a sympathetic but troubling portrait of Dodgson.