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Alice in Sunderland - Bryan Talbot, A.N. Other
Alice in Sunderland
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Sunderland! Thirteen hundred years ago it was the greatest center of learning in the whole of Christendom and the very cradle of English consciousness. In the time of Lewis Carroll it was the greatest shipbuilding port in the world. To this city that gave the world the electric light bulb, the... show more
Sunderland! Thirteen hundred years ago it was the greatest center of learning in the whole of Christendom and the very cradle of English consciousness. In the time of Lewis Carroll it was the greatest shipbuilding port in the world. To this city that gave the world the electric light bulb, the stars and stripes, the millennium, the Liberty Ships and the greatest British dragon legend came Carroll in the years preceding his most famous book, Alice in Wonderland, and here are buried the roots of his surreal masterpiece. Enter the famous Edwardian palace of varieties, The Sunderland Empire, for a unique experience: an entertaining and epic meditation on myth, history and storytelling and decide for yourself - does Sunderland really exist?
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781593076733 (1593076738)
ASIN: 1593076738
Publisher: Dark Horse
Pages no: 328
Edition language: English
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LeahSL
LeahSL rated it
5.0 Alice in Sunderland
BRILLIANT. AMAZING. MIND-BLOWING. EDUCATIONAL. INSPIRING. I immediately had to go reread Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (this is a positive). Waffled between 4 and 5 stars--it did drag a little in points, and I wanted a little more explanation of WTF?!?!? --but that may have been because I am not...
Sesana
Sesana rated it
What a strange, ambitious book. The idea presented on the cover is that Talbot will be writing about the various influences Sunderland had on the Alice books. And that happens, sure. But really, the book is far more concerned with presenting a rambling history of Sunderland itself, only occassionall...
I like turtles
I like turtles rated it
5.0
Astonishing. I had no idea what to expect, but it certainly wasn't a detailed history of Sunderland, the North East, and England in general, plus a deeply researched biography of Lewis Carroll, a look at current culture and architecture, and HOOD knows what else. It's a marvellous Stew of Everything...
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