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Alice I Have Been - Melanie Benjamin
Alice I Have Been
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Part love story, part literary mystery, Melanie Benjamin’s spellbinding historical novel leads readers on an unforgettable journey down the rabbit hole, to tell the story of a woman whose own life became the stuff of legend. Her name is Alice Liddell Hargreaves, but to the world she’ll always be... show more
Part love story, part literary mystery, Melanie Benjamin’s spellbinding historical novel leads readers on an unforgettable journey down the rabbit hole, to tell the story of a woman whose own life became the stuff of legend. Her name is Alice Liddell Hargreaves, but to the world she’ll always be known simply as “Alice,” the girl who followed the White Rabbit into a wonderland of Mad Hatters, Queens of Hearts, and Cheshire Cats. Now, nearing her eighty-first birthday, she looks back on a life of intense passion, great privilege, and greater tragedy. First as a young woman, then as a wife, mother, and widow, she’ll experience adventures the likes of which not even her fictional counterpart could have imagined. Yet from glittering balls and royal romances to a world plunged into war, she’ll always be the same determined, undaunted Alice who, at ten years old, urged a shy, stuttering Oxford professor to write down one of his fanciful stories, thus changing her life forever.Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more. RandomHouseReadersCircle.com
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780385344142 (0385344147)
ASIN: 385344147
Publisher: Bantam
Pages no: 345
Edition language: English
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Momster Bookworm
Momster Bookworm rated it
4.0 Alice I Have Been
This year, 2015, marks the 150th Anniversary of 'Alice in Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll, which in this book, he is known by his real name, Charles Dodgson. This is fictionalized 'historical' account of Alice, before she became immortalized in the pages of book, and of her adult life thereafter. My en...
Barks at the Ghouls
Barks at the Ghouls rated it
4.5 Alice I Have Been
4 1/2 stars. This was a heartbreaking read but it was one of those books that I found myself drawn into and found it difficult to break myself away from when it was time to take the headphones off and return to reality. I have to admit, it has thrown me into a bit of a funk. Despite Alice's well to ...
EpicFehlReader
EpicFehlReader rated it
"But oh my dear, I am tired of being Alice in Wonderland. Does it sound ungrateful?"Alice Liddell Hargreaves’s life has been a richly woven tapestry: As a young woman, wife, mother, and widow, she’s experienced intense passion, great privilege, and greater tragedy. But as she nears her eighty-first ...
La Mala *the mean girl*
La Mala *the mean girl* rated it
4.0 Alice I Have Been
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Confuzzled Books
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5.0 Alice I Have Been: A Novel
Once I saw that this book was about the real woman who inspired the character Alice from Alice In Wonderland, I had to read it. There were many things I did not know. For example, Lewis Carroll is a pen name for Charles Dodgson, who took pictures of children that even in his time was considered scan...
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